TMC | Monitoring

The Fraunhofer WKI is a recognized testing, monitoring and certification body for national and international quality associations, authorities and organizations and performs monitoring for various certification procedures in the wood and wood-based materials sector. In the monitoring center, a competent team of auditors ensures proficient monitoring activities. Regular internal and external training courses together with the participation in specialist events and knowledge-sharing ensure that the auditors are always up-to-date with the latest developments. In addition to mandatory random sampling in dependence on the certification procedure, the auditors also take samples of the materials in order to determine flammability properties, PCP/lindane and the constituents of waste wood.

Monitoring for building products in accordance with the Landesbauordnung (regional building regulations, LBO) can be executed on the basis of “allgemeinen bauaufsichtlichen Zulassungen” (general building authority approvals, abZ) or “allgemeinen bauaufsichtlichen Prüfzeugnissen” (general building authority test certificates, abP). We are able to offer these forms of monitoring for the following building products:

  • laminate floor coverings in accordance with EN 14041
  • parquet in accordance with EN 14342
  • wall coverings in accordance with EN 15102
  • floor coating systems in accordance with EN 13813 und
  • wood-based materials

The Fraunhofer WKI is recognized by IKEA for the monitoring of its in-house factory production controls in accordance with the IKEA specification “IOSMAT0003”. Furthermore, the Fraunhofer WKI also offers monitoring of the weight values of industrial wood in compliance with the cooperation agreement “Forst-Platte-Papier” in Austria.

The Fraunhofer WKI collaborates with external, contractually-bound auditors in European and non-European countries. Monitoring is offered in the following regions:

  • Europe (complete)
  • North, Central and South America
  • Russia
  • Africa

Further information

Standards

Here you will find a current overview of the standards according to which we are allowed to test and certify as part of our flexible DAkks accreditation.

Document management

We offer our customers a globally accessible content server for viewing, archiving and downloading inspection, surveillance and certification documents free of charge.

Accreditations and Recognitions

Here you will find details of the accreditations and recognitions of our testing, monitoring and certification body.