Surface Testing

The services of the Surface Testing laboratory unit, accredited according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005, include testing of the surface durability and dimensional stability of furniture, flooring, wall and ceiling elements, of surface properties of lacquers and wall paints for indoor and outdoor use, of environmental simulation regarding climatic and light impact, of the electrostatic behaviour and of floors, packaging means and fuelling systems as well as of the reaction to fire of floor coverings, underlay materials and wall panels. Such testing may involve the various material combinations.

 

Accredited procedures

Laboratory Surface Testing

Rico Emmler

Dr.-Ing.

Rico Emmler

Head of laboratory

+49 351 4662 268

+49 162 2696 337

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Surface durability of floors, furniture, indoor doors, wall and ceiling panels

Dipl.-Ing. (FH)

Michael Peter

+49 351 4662 360

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Dimensional stability of floor coverings

 

 

 

Peter Pautzsch

+49 351 4662 288

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Surface properties of lacquers and wall paints for indoor and outdoor use

Dipl.-Ing.

Simone Wenk

+49 351 4662 227

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Environmental Simulation

  • Temperature and climate resistance of surface coatings (e.g., on furniture following AMK guidelines)
  • Exposure to artificial light and weather (by means of Xenon and UV test units)
  • Exposure to outdoor weather and outdoor light at the EPH test field in Dresden

 

 

 

Dipl.-Ing.

Simone Wenk

+49 351 4662 227

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Electrostatic behaviour of floors, packaging means and fuelling systems

  • Determination of the human body charging electrostatically in walk-on tests acc. to EN 1815 on floors
  • Determination of surface resistance of flooring, coatings and packaging means
  • Determination of the electrostatic chargeability of materials and components, especially in areas vulnerable to explosion hazards
  • Determination of electrostatic charges when fuelling a car
  • Training on causes and hazards of electrostatic charges

 

 

Dipl.-Ing.

Detlef Kleber

+49 351 4662 323

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Reaction to fire of floor coverings, underlay materials and wall panels

  • Performance of the single-flame source test to determine standard ignitability acc. to EN ISO 11925-2 (e.g., for underlay materials)

  • Determination of the reaction to fire of floor coverings by way of the Radiant Panel Test according to EN ISO 9239-1

  • Determination of the reaction to fire of wall panels on vessels in the International Maritime Organization (IMO) fire test setup

  • Determination of combustion heat (calorific value) acc. to EN ISO 1716 and of the oxygen index

  • Non-combustibility test according to EN ISO 1182 (for A1 and A2 construction products)

Reaction to fire

Dipl.-Ing.

Christine Kniest

+49 351 4662 362

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