Dr Martin Weigl (Ext. -839, Email)
The specialized division “Analytical Chemistry” is engaged in the analysis of substances from all areas of the wood processing industry. The spectrum ranges from surface coatings, wood preservatives and wood-based composites to sewage and scrap wood.
Included for example are the analytical determination of certain substances from industrial effluents, the quantitative analysis of the levels of active ingredients in formulations of wood preservatives and of the content of formaldehyde in particleboard as well as of VOC-emission from wood-based products. Project partners stem from the pulp and paper industry, the wood processing industry and also include companies which manufacture wood preservatives.
National and international research projects are being carried to develop processes for the recovery of chemical agents and thus help conserve resources in the paper manufacturing process.
Chemical agents which are persistent and harmful to the environment are being replaced by biocompatible agents.
An international research project is aiming to develop biodegradable modified organic coatings based on renewable resources for photographic paper and packaging materials.
The specialized division “Analytical Chemistry” is accredited to perform numerous tests. The following test methods are within its scope (selected methods, additional tests upon request).
Chemical analysis of wood preservatives, wood finishes and leached chemicals in water:
Other test methods:
Other analytical procedures: