Often we get asked similar questions. Here you find the answers to those.
eco-INSTITUT is specialised in emissions and content analyses and pollutants and product testing of construction products, floor coverings, mattresses, bedding goods, furniture and furnishings.
It performs so-called conformity tests during which the product sample is tested by eco-INSTITUT in its laboratory according to certain standards. These may be legal national or international requirements like those of the French VOC regulation or voluntary requirements of further quality label like those of the Blue Angel.
Sometimes the test report for conformity testing by eco-INSTITUT and the certification of eco-INSTITUT-Label, thus the company’s own Quality label, get confused.
The greatest difference is for conformity testing eco-INSTITUT gets the order to perform tests following certain requirements, e.g. accoring to the legal requirements of French VOC Label as a manufacturer wants to launch his product on the French market.
During thiese test eco-INSTITUT is not performing follow-up test on a regular basis. eco-INSTITUT also is not responsible for scope of testing and the respective criteria, further eco-INSTITUT is not awarding the respective certification.
eco-INSTITUT is approved emissions and pollutants testing body by the respective label providers and authorised to perform the respective tests.
With eco-INSTITUT’s own quality label it is a different case: eco-INSTITUT developed all strict criteria and the scope of testing. Further follow-up tests on a regular basis are agreed on by the contractors. Those manufacturers only who have signed the contract with eco-INSTITUT are allowed to mention eco-INSTITUT and use, if one of theirs product has been eco-INSTITUT-Labelled, eco-INSTITUT-Label.
All further infos you find on the website of eco-INSTITUT-Label.
eco-INSTITUT does not provide any test reports, neither those ones of conformity testing nor the ones of eco-INSTITUT-Label.
The test reports are properties of the manufactuers who had their product tested. They are subject to confidentiality. Please ask the respective manufacturer when interested in a test report.
Unfortunately eco-INSTITUT can directly help here. eco-INSTITUT is a testing laboratory with the analytical equipment to perform indoor air analyses. The partners of eco-INSTITU are perfoming the sampling and consulation on-site. The partner s can be found everywhere in Germany and Europe and so maybe also in short distance to you.
Please look up in the yellow pages or the internet for experts and building biologists who perform indoor air measurements.S
Often the experts can not perform the analysis: for thelaboratory testing they cooperate with eco-INSTITUT.
Here you can also contact the experts mentioned already in topic right above this topic. In Cologne and nearby eco-INSTITUT cooperates with eco-LUFTQUALITÄT + RAUMKLIMA.