We offer accredited and notified testing services and thus make a significant contribution to product and process safety. Along with our knowledge of the latest developments in the wood sector, we are therefore the ideal partner in all matters of quality assurance. Find out more about our services in the various subject areas. In addition, we also work for you as a verification body for electronic roundwood measurement systems in Austria.
We are the testing laboratory
in the wood sector
Testing is the basis of all conformity
Holzforschung Austria has decades of experience as a test laboratory in the wood sector. In the beginning, it was the classic tests for determining the parameters for the material of wood itself, but over the decades, testing competence has developed across the entire spectrum of the heterogeneous HFA portfolio.
From determining the tensile strength of a glued laminated timber lamella via the scratch resistance of a kitchen counter worktop and the burglary-resistant effect of an apartment door, all the way to determining the formaldehyde release of a wood based panel, and much, much more.
Throughout the years, many of the test methods have been co-developed by Holzforschung Austria, mostly as a by-product of research and development work, often in cooperation with domestic and foreign cooperation and research partners.
More than 200 of these test methods are also included in the scope of the accreditation of our test centre. The accreditation takes place on the Austrian Accreditation Act (AkkG2012), which in turn indirectly prescribes compliance with ISO/IEC 17025, the international requirements standard for test laboratories.
This accreditation is issued by Austrian National Accreditation Body "Akkreditierung Austria", a department in the Ministry of Digital and Economic Affairs, by notice. Their membership in a European and international network is in turn the key to worldwide recognition of the test reports we issue.
Verification of round timber measuring systems
A large number of sawmills in Austria have an electronic round timber measuring system subject to verification. In its function as a verification body autorized by the Federal Office of Metrology and Surveying, Holzforschung Austria has been guaranteeing compliance with the relevant calibration regulations since 2005.
We carry out product tests for all solid wood products and wood-based materials, including wood-polymer materials (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 thermal insulation/moisture protection.
Fittings & furniture
We test windows, doors, (glass) facades, floors, and furniture in all design versions and materials.
Windows / doors / curtain wall facade
Wood protection &
Varnishes, coatings, oils, and wood preservatives are checked for their quality and environmental compatibility.
We investigate chemical interactions of all known materials with their environment.
We answer burning questions about the quality of pellets, briquettes and wood fuel.
We are a accredited verification body for round timber measuring systems in Austria.
We support ÜA marking, quality labels, ÖNORM tested, wood fuel takeover and industrial wood takeover and DINplus.
We inspect your company
Testing requires infrastructure
The large laboratories for a wide variety of areas reflect our wide range of topics. The Akustik Center Austria, the centre for windows and doors, the biomass pilot plant, the chemistry laboratory, and our testing facility are merely cited as relevant examples for the wide range of testing and research facilities at both Holzforschung Austria locations.
Our electron microscope, our house longhorn beetle breeding, the furniture testing laboratory and other Holzforschung Austria facilities are listed in the respective subject areas of our testing services.
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