Our ”Material Analysis and Indoor Chemistry” department focuses on the comprehensive measurement and assessment of indoor air pollution and consumer-oriented products. The spectrum of examined materials ranges from classic wood-based materials through plastics and building products to products from the automotive, electronics, aviation and food industries.
The development of new analysis and sampling techniques as well as the construction of emission test chambers and cells are further important fields of our activity.
We investigate questions concerning indoor air hygiene and room climate with regard to the environment, health and consumer protection. A further field is the Cultural Heritage Research. Together with the other Fraunhofer institutes we work on solutions for the improvement of air quality through the use of materials equipped with (photo) catalysis.