Quality Assessment


The internationally networked and recognized department "Quality Assessment" is more than just testing, monitoring and certification!

With a team of dedicated scientists from the fields of chemistry, the timber industry, forest sciences and forest ecology as well as civil engineering, we execute research projects on the complex themes of formaldehyde testing methods and gluing, bonding and adhesives for products with and from renewable raw materials. During the certified training opportunities at our WKI | AKADEMIE®, we make available the expertise which we obtain from the daily contact with manufacturers as well as from our own research results.




Call for Papers

From 10th to 12th October 2018, the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research WKI and the European Panel Federation, in co-operation with the International Association for Technical Issues related to Wood, are organizing for the tenth time the European Wood-Based Panel Symposium. As of now you are invited to submit a presentation for the Symposium.


Press release / 24.10.2017

Fraunhofer WKI accredited as inspection body for adhesives for load-bearing timber components

The Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research, Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut WKI in Braunschweig has been officially recognized since 11.10.2017 in accordance with the PÜZ Index (TMC Index), Edition 2017 - Part II a, Seq. No. 3.3/4.


Press release / 24.10.2017

5th GreCon Wood-Based Panel Symposium

From 19th to 21st October 2017, the 5th GreCon Wood-Based Panel Symposium took place. In addition to information on topics concerning wood-based materials, “networking“ was also on the agenda this time. The Fraunhofer WKI also participated actively in the Symposium and demonstrated its competence not only through two specialist presentations and the moderation for a number of presentations.

Research Focuses


Formaldehyde Testing Methods

We do not only test products regarding formaldehyde – we also apply our years of experience to further develop the testing procedures.


Gluing, Bonding and Adhesives

We develop and optimize adhesive systems for the production of wood-based materials and for wooden construction.


Current research projects

Here you will find details of selected research projects.




With the WKI | AKADEMIE®, we offer you a professional and career-concurrent advanced training format.


11th European Wood-based Panel Symposium

10th to 12th October 2018
Grand Elysée Hotel, Hamburg


International Symposium for Wood-Based Materials

14th and 15th November 2016
Obninsk, Russia
A further symposium is being planned.


Bonding in wooden construction

Focus course


Quality control in the production of wood-based materials

Focus course

Formaldehyde testing methods

Information will follow shortly.





Testing, Monitoring and Certification (TMC)


TMC | Testing

We perform accredited tests concerning the release of formaldehyde as well as regarding the surface and mechanical properties of wood, wood-based materials and products produced therefrom. We also test adhesives and bondings for wooden construction.


TMC | Monitoring

We verify the compliance of your in-house production control with the standards requirements for the European, American and Japanese markets.


TMC | Certification

We certify building products in accordance with the Construction Products Regulation. Furthermore, we also certify wood-based materials regarding formaldehyde in Europe, America and Japan.