Quality Assessment

Profile

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.

News

 

News / 21.3.2018

WKI CHILE | WORKSHOP 2018

Under the umbrella of the WKI | AKADEMIE®, the WKI CHILE | WORKSHOP took place on 21st March 2018 in Concepción, Chile for the very first time. With the topic “New Trends in Emissions for Wood-based Panels Industry”, the one-day event addressed in particular the South American wood-based materials and adhesives industry.

 

17.11.2017

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.

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.

WKI | AKADEMIE®

 

WKI | AKADEMIE®

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

 

Focus Courses

We offer you further education in the main courses “Bonding in wooden construction“ and “Quality control in the production of wood-based materials“ as well as in the Intensive Course “ Formaldehyde testing methods“.

We offer you further education in the main courses "Bonding in Timber Construction" and "Quality Control in Wood-Based Panel Production" as well as in the Intensive Course "Formaldehyde Testing Methods"
We offer you further education in the main courses "Bonding in Timber Construction" and "Quality Control in Wood-Based Panel Production" as well as in the Intensive Course "Formaldehyde Testing Methods"
We offer you further education in the main courses "Bonding in Timber Construction" and "Quality Control in Wood-Based Panel Production" as well as in the Intensive Course "Formaldehyde Testing Methods".
 

Sympoisa, Fairs and Events

We organize various symposia, fairs and events. Here is an overview of our event formats.

We organize various symposia, fairs and events. Here is an overview of our event formats.
We organize various symposia, fairs and events. Here is an overview of our event formats.

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.