The CHEMICAL Department carries out analysis for the assessment of the chemical composition of raw materials, semi-finished and finished products. The purpose of the analysis is very often to evaluate the safety of materials (formaldehyde emission, harmful substances content, emissions of volatile organic compounds, etc.), or to investigate their composition in order to determine in advance what will be their behaviour in use and to predict some possible defects.
In the biology section we deal with the identification of wood species and with the assessment of their natural biological durability. Other activities include the recognition of any biological aggression suffered by wood and testing the effectiveness of the preservatives used for its protection during the outdoors exposure.
Our biologists also test antibacterial coatings and verify that the sanitizing treatments carried out on various types of surfaces, such as household appliances, fulfil specific requirements.
All our tests are carried out according to national, European and international technical standards.