Institute of

Wood Research

Human Health and Consumer Protection

Consumer-related products have to meet special requirements. Does this account for wood products and their production processes as well?

Requirements on wood and other bio-based products for consumer-related applications are continuously changing. Technical modifications, adaptations of standards as well as global changes may affect the utilization of sustainable wood-based products.

To evaluate the impact of these effects we advance testing methods on a scientific basis. In the context of product safety and consumer protection we also investigate production processes, products and trade routes. Additionally, we represent the German interests in international standardization procedures.

We are working on the following key topics