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We support the interests of the timber industry in close cooperation with science and industry.
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We develop and optimise timber and timber construction products as well as production and quality assurance methods.
Our focus is on building structure, timber house construction, house technology, building physics, building envelope, facade, extension, furniture and surfaces.
We conduct research on environmentally friendly products and ensure healthy indoor air through the use of timber.
We develop products and processes for the energy transition
Find out about our current and completed research projects.
We carry out product tests for all solid wood products and wood-based materials, including Wood Plastic Composite (WPC).
We accompany our customers from the first product idea through product development all the way to receiving approval of their timber building products.
We are happy to assist you with any questions you may have about building acoustics, fire protection and heat insulation / moisture protection.
We test windows, doors, (glass) facades, floors, and furniture in all design versions and materials.
Varnishes, coatings, oils, and wood preservatives are checked for their quality and environmental compatibility.
We carry out inspections for you pursuant to a wide variety of quality guidelines and quality seals in the wood sector.
We carry out certifications for you in the areas of CE construction products, PEFC(TM), FSC®, ENplus wood pellets and burglary resistance.
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We assess timber construction products and inspect timber structures with regard to existing damage and crack formation.
The focus is on wood damage, wood construction, building physics, windows, parquet flooring, surface coatings, indoor air quality and the like.
We examine products prior to the awarding of environmental labels and assess mould contamination and waste wood.
We support you with our expert's reports in all matters of biogenic solid fuels.
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Learn more about the HFA academy and further training for your everyday work.
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The trend towards high-quality living surfaces is steadily increasing in structural timber constructions, especially when using cross-laminated timber. In order to keep the visible surface permanently crack-free, a correspondingly low target moisture level must be set in the wood during manufacture. However, the one-component polyurethane adhesives used for production require a certain amount of water to cure. Surface conditioning attempts to compensate for the lack of moisture and the associated effects being scientifically investigated and optimized in the course of the research project OptiPUR.
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