DI Bernhard Kraus (Ext. -56, Email)
The specialized division “adhesive technology” is focused on testing of adhesives for load-bearing and non-structural applications in timber engineering. Furthermore quality assessments of adhesive joints in manufactured products (ranging from wood-based panels to structural timber components) with respect to bond strength and also emission behaviour are carried out. Expert’s reports are prepared in the event that joint failures or mistakes in the gluing process occur.
A complete system is under development which allows a continuous, contact-free and process-integrated quality control of glued load-bearing timber structures starting at the adhesive application and ending at the post-curing final product.
The specialized division “adhesive technology” is accredited according to national, European and international standards for testing adhesives, for determination of the bonding quality in finished products and for the determination of emission characteristics. In particular the following test methods are included (selected methods, other tests performed upon request):
Determination of the bonding quality in finished products:
In the course of inspection work the formaldehyde emissions of adhesives and finished products (e.g. solid wood panels) are checked.
Expert’s reports cover the assessment and analysis of joint failures which occur during the manufacturing process or during the service life of glued products.
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