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We are an accredited testing and certification body. Our accreditations and notifications are:

  • Accreditation by "Akkreditierung Austria" (Federal Ministry of Science, Research and
  • Economics) as a certification body for products (personal protective equipment) according to EN ISO/IEC 17065.
  • Accreditation by "Akkreditierung Austria" (Federal Ministry of Science, Research and
  • Economics) as a testing laboratory according to EN ISO/IEC 17025.
  • Notified Body 0534 for EC type-examination and monitoring of the quality control system for the final product according council directive 89/686/EEC (Art. 10 and 11) for personal protective equipment.
  • Notified Body 0534 for construction products according to Construction Products Regulation No 305/2011

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Flooring technology
Textile flooring

Tests for CE-marking according to EN 14041

  • Burning behaviour; EN ISO 9239-1, EN ISO 11925-2, EN 13501-1
  • Content of Pentachlorophenol, CEN/TS 14494
  • Emission of Formaldehyde, EN 717-1 *)
  • Slip resistance, dynamic coefficient of friction, EN 13893
  • Electrical and antistatic behaviour; ISO 10965, ISO 6356
  • Thermal resistance, ISO 8302 *)

Tests for classification (use classes) according to EN 1307

  • Total weight, ISO 8543
  • Surface pile weight, ISO 8543
  • Total thickness, ISO 1765
  • Surface pile thickness, ISO 1766
  • Calculation of pile density, ISO 8543
  • Mass per unit area of the use surface of needled floor coverings, EN 984
  • Number of tufts or loops, ISO 1763
  • Fibre bind, EN 1963
  • Hairiness (Pilling) of needle-punched floor coverings, EN 1963
  • Fibre bind at ≥ 80% natural fibre, ISO 11856
  • Thickness loss after brief, static moderate loading, ISO 3415
  • Mass loss - Lisson pedal wheel method, EN 1963
  • Drum test (changes in appearance), ISO 10361
  • Resistance to fraying, EN 1814
  • Castor chair test, general structural integrity; EN 985, Methode C
  • Castor chair test, colour change, EN 985, Methode B
  • Dimensional stability and curling after exposure to heat, ISO 2551 / EN 986
  • Side length, squareness and straightness of tiles, EN 994
  • Colour fastness to artificial light, EN ISO 105-B02
  • Colour fastness to rubbing, dry and wet, EN ISO 105-X12
  • Colour fastness to water, EN ISO 105-E01
  • Sensitivity to spilled water, EN 15115
  • Assessment of impregnations by means of a soiling test, EN 1269
  • Resistance to delamination of the secondary backing, EN ISO 11857

Additional suitabilities according to EN 1307

  • Castor chair suitability, EN 985 und EN 1307
  • Suitability for use on stairs, EN 1963 und EN 1307
  • Antistatic behaviour (walking test), ISO 6356
  • Vertical- and horizontal resistance, ISO 10965
  • Reduction of transmitted impact noise*), EN ISO 10140-3
  • Sound absorption*), EN ISO 354
  • Steady-state thermal resistance*), ISO 8302
  • Suitability for occasionally wet conditions, EN 1307
  • Resistance to fraying, EN 1814

Burning behaviour

  • Burning behaviour, EN ISO 9239-1
  • Ignitability, EN ISO 11925-2
  • Classification of burning behaviour, EN ISO 13501-1
  • Burning behaviour for automotive, MVSS 302, DIN 75200
  • Burning behaviour for aircrafts, FAR 25.853

Electrical and antistatic behaviour

  • Antistatic behaviour (walking test), without cleaning, ISO 6356
  • Vertical- and horizontal resistance, ISO 10965
  • Pre-treatment (cleaning procedure), EN 14041

Various mechanical/physical tests

  • Artificial ageing (3 Weeks at 70 °C), optional with subsequent drum test
  • Withdraw force of longitudinal tuft-rows, ISO 4916
  • Tuft withdrawal force, ISO 4916
  • Dynamic coefficient of friction, EN 13893
  • Creep of the backing (cold flow), EN 995
  • Resistance of textile floor coverings to delamination, EN ISO 11857
  • Suitability for underfloor heating (without antistatic), EN 1307:2009
  • Thermal resistance, ISO 8302*)

Soiling, cleaning and maintenance characteristics

  • Assessment of impregnations in needled floor coverings by soiling, EN 1269
  • Soiling test (Grey scale assessment), EN ISO 11378-2
  • Soiling test (Instrumental assessment), EN ISO 11378-2
  • Sensitivity to spilled water and following soiling, EN 1269
  • Examination and assessment of dirt-repellent properties (oil and water repellence test, 3M)
  • Examination and assessment of stain removability, ÖTN 101
  • Examination and assessment of soiling and cleaning behaviour, ÖTN 102
  • Examination and assessment of detergent residues in the use layer, ÖTN 096

Odour and emission tests, general analytical tests

  • Odour test, GuT test method
  • Odour test, SNV 195651
  • Odour test, ONR 195702
  • Content of Pentachlorophenol, CEN/TS 14494
  • Testing for pesticides (aldrin, DDD, DDE, dieldrin,...)
  • Extractable heavy metals
  • Extractable chrome VI content
  • Determination of emission of VOC and SVOC from construction products after 3 and 28 days, AgBB-Scheme (ISO16000/3+6+9+10+11) und DiBt-licensing

Colour fastness

  • Colour fastness to artificial light, EN ISO 105-B02
  • Colour fastness to rubbing, dry and wet; EN ISO 105-X12
  • Colour fastness to shampooing, ÖTN 033
  • Colour fastness to water, EN ISO 105-E01
  • Sensitivity to spilled water, EN 15115

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Flooring technology
Resilient flooring

Tests for CE-marking according EN 14041

  • Burning behaviour; EN ISO 9239-1, EN ISO 11925-2, EN 13501-1
  • Content of Pentachlorophenol, CEN/TS 14494
  • Emission of Formaldehyde, EN 717-1 *)
  • Slip resistance, dynamic coefficient of friction, EN 13893
  • Electrical and antistatic behaviour; ISO 10965, ISO 6356
  • Thermal resistance, ISO 8302 *)

PVC floor coverings

  • Homogeneous poly(vinyl chloride) floor coverings – EN ISO 10581
  • Heterogeneous poly(vinyl chloride) floor coverings – EN ISO 10582
  • Polyvinyl chloride floor coverings on jute backing or on polyester felt backing or on a polyester felt with a polyvinyl chloride backing – EN 650
  • Polyvinyl chloride floor coverings with foam layer – EN 651
  • Polyvinyl chloride floor coverings with cork-based backing – EN 652
  • Expanded (cushioned) poly(vinyl chloride) floor coverings – EN ISO 26986
  • Tiles of agglomerated composition cork with polyvinyl chloride wear layer – EN 655
  • Polyvinyl chloride floor coverings for use in special wet areas – EN 13553
  • Polyvinyl chloride floor coverings with a filled fibrous backing – EN 13413
  • Polyvinyl chloride floor coverings with particle based enhanced slip resistance – EN 13845

Additional and optional characteristics of PVC-floor coverings

  • Antistatic behaviour (walking test), EN 1815
  • Vertical- and horizontal resistance, ISO 10965
  • Effect to stains, 4 standard staining substances, EN ISO 26987
  • Dimensional stability and curling after exposure to heat, EN ISO 23999
  • Amount of phtalate in PVC, EN 665
  • Voilate loss, EN 664
  • Shear force of resilient floor coverings, EN 432
  • Water spreading, EN 661

Rubber floor coverings

  • Homogeneous and heterogeneous smooth rubber floor coverings with foam backing – EN 1816
  • Homogeneous and heterogeneous smooth rubber floor coverings – EN 1817
  • Homogeneous and heterogeneous relief rubber floor coverings – EN 12199
  • Smooth rubber floor coverings with or without foam backing with a decorative layer – EN 14521

Additional and optional characteristics of rubber floor coverings

  • Rubber abrasion, ISO 4649 *)
  • Antistatic behaviour (walking test), EN 1815
  • Vertical- and horizontal resistance, ISO 10965
  • Effect to stains, 4 standard staining substances, EN ISO 26987
  • Effect of simulated movement of a furniture leg, EN 424 *)
  • Resistance to stubbed cigarettes, EN 1399 A
  • Resistance to burning cigarettes, EN 1399 B
  • Castor chair suitability (25000 Turns), EN 425

Linoleum floor coverings

  • Plain and decorative linoleum – EN ISO 24011
  • Plain and decorative linoleum on a foam backing – EN 686
  • Plain and decorative linoleum on a corkment backing – EN 687
  • Corklinoleum – EN 688

Additional and optional characteristics of linoleum floor coverings

  • Antistatic behaviour (walking test), EN 1815
  • Vertical- and horizontal resistance, ISO 10965
  • Effect to stains, 4 standard staining substances, EN ISO 26987
  • Resistance to stubbed cigarettes, EN 1399 A
  • Resistance to burning cigarettes, EN 1399 B
  • Cement content and ash residue of linoleum, EN ISO 26985

Cork and synthetic thermoplastic polymer floor coverings

  • Agglomerated cork underlays – EN 12103
  • Cork floor tiles – EN 12104
  • Floor coverings based upon synthetic thermoplastic polymers – EN 14565

Additional and optional characteristics of von cork and synthetic thermoplastic polymer floor coverings

  • Effect to stains, 4 standard staining substances, EN ISO 26987
  • Electrical resistance, EN 1081
  • Steady-state thermal resistance, ISO 8302 *)
  • Sound absorption coefficient, EN 20354 *)
  • Reduction of transmitted impact noise, EN ISO 10140-3 *)

Burning behaviour

  • Burning behaviour, EN ISO 9239-1
  • Ignitability, EN ISO 11925-2
  • Classification of burning behaviour, EN ISO 13501-1

Electrical and antistatic behaviour

  • Antistatic behaviour (walking test), EN 1815
  • Vertical- and horizontal resistance, ISO 10965

Acoustical behaviour

  • Sound absorption coefficient, EN 20354 *)
  • Reduction of transmitted impact noise, EN ISO 10140-3 *)

Slip behaviour

  • Anti-slip properties "ramp test", DIN 51130
  • Dynamic coefficient of friction, EN 13893

Various mechanical/physical and chemical/analytical tests

  • Side length, squareness and straightness of tiles, EN ISO 24342
  • Overall thickness, EN ISO 24346
  • Wear layer thickness, EN ISO 24340
  • Thickness of factory finish, in accordance to EN ISO 24340
  • Density of wear layer EN ISO 23996
  • Mass per unit area, EN ISO 23997
  • Residual indentation after static loading, EN ISO 24343-1
  • Dimensional stability and curling after exposure to heat, EN ISO 23999
  • Flexibility, EN 435 Method A and B
  • Castor chair suitability (25000 Turns), EN 425 / ISO 4918
  • Castor chair suitability (till 100 000 Turns), EN 425 / ISO 4918
  • Colour fastness to artificial light, EN ISO 105-B02
  • Seam strength EN 684
  • Effect of simulated movement of a furniture leg, EN 424 *)
  • Antistatic behaviour (walking test), EN 1815
  • Vertical- and horizontal resistance, ISO 10965
  • Electrical resistance, EN 1081
  • Hardness (Shore A), ISO 7619
  • Micro-scratch resistance, Method A and Method B, EN 16094
  • Amount of phthalate in PVC, EN 665
  • Apparent density of agglomerated cork, EN 672
  • Cement content and ash residue of linoleum, EN ISO 26985
  • Rubber abrasion, ISO 4649 *)
  • Anti-slip properties "ramp test", DIN 51130
  • Dynamic coefficient of friction, EN 13893
  • Shear force, EN 432
  • Resistance to peeling, EN ISO 24345
  • Reduction of transmitted impact noise, EN ISO 10140-3 *)
  • Sound absorption coefficient, EN 20354 *)
  • Effect to stains (4 standard staining substances), EN ISO 26987
  • Voilate loss, EN 664
  • Wear resistance („Frick Taber“), EN 660-2
  • Water spreading, EN 661
  • Steady-state thermal resistance, ISO 8302 *)
  • Resistance to stubbed cigarettes, EN 1399, Method A and Method B


 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Flooring technology
Laminate and wood floor coverings

Tests for CE-marking according to EN 14041

  • Burning behaviour, EN 13501-1 / EN ISO 9239-1 / EN ISO 11925-2
  • Content of Pentachlorophenol, CEN/TS 14494
  • Formaldehyde emission, EN 717-1 *)
  • Slip resistance, dynamic coefficient of friction, EN 13893
  • Electrical and antistatic behaviour, EN 1815 / ISO 10965
  • Thermal resistance, ISO 8302 / EN 12667 *)

Tests for CE-marking according to EN 14342

  • Burning behaviour, EN 13501-1 / EN ISO 9239-1 / EN ISO 11925-2
  • Content of Pentachlorophenol, CEN/TR 14823
  • Formaldehyde emission, EN 134342:2013 Annex A / EN 717-1
  • Breaking force, EN 1533
  • Slip resistance, CEN/TS 15676 (Pendulum test) *)
  • Thermal resistance, EN 12664 *)

Tests for classification according to EN 13329

  • General requirements:
  • Thickness, 13329 A
  • Dimensions of the top layer, EN 13329 A
  • Squareness and straightness, EN 13329 A
  • Flatness, EN 13329 A
  • Width of join and difference in height of joined elements, EN 13329 B
  • Dimensional changes, EN 13329 C
  • Colour fastness to artificial light, EN ISO 105 B02
  • Residual indentation after static loading, EN ISO 24343-1 / EN 433
  • Resistance to raising the surface layer, EN 13329 D
  • Classification tests:
  • Abrasion, EN 13329 Annex E
  • Impact resistance – large ball method, EN 13329 F
  • Impact resistance – small ball method, EN 13329 F
  • Resistance to staining, EN 438 (per test liquid)
  • Resistance to burning cigarettes, EN 438
  • Effect of simulated movement of a furniture leg, EN 424 *)
  • Castor chair suitability, EN 425
  • Swelling, EN 13329 G
  • Locking strength, ISO 24334 *) (only for class 34)
  • Dimensional changes, ISO 24339 *) (only for class 34)

Tests for classification according to EN 15468

  • General requirements
  • Thickness,13329 A
  • Dimensions of the top layer, EN 13329 A
  • Squareness and straightness, EN 13329 A
  • Flatness, EN 13329 A
  • Width of join and difference in height of joined elements, EN 13329 B
  • Dimensional changes, EN 13329 C
  • Colour fastness to artificial light, EN ISO 105 B02
  • Residual indentation after static loading, EN ISO 24343-1 / EN 433
  • Resistance to raising the surface layer, EN 13329 D
  • Classification tests
  • Abrasion according to EN 13329 Annex E
  • Impact resistance – large ball method, EN 13329 F
  • Impact resistance – small ball method, EN 13329 F
  • Resistance to staining, EN 438 (per test liquid)
  • Effect of simulated movement of a furniture leg, EN 424
  • Castor chair suitability, ISO 4918
  • Swelling, EN 13329
  • Locking strength, ISO 24334 *)

Tests for classification according to EN 14978

  • General requirements:
  • Degree of gloss, EN ISO 2813
  • Thickness,13329 A
  • Dimensions of the top layer, EN 13329 A
  • Squareness and straightness, EN 13329 A
  • Planeness, EN 13329 A
  • Width of join and difference in height of joined elements, EN 13329 B
  • Dimensional changes, EN 13329 C
  • Colour fastness to artificial light, EN ISO 105 B02
  • Residual indentation after static loading, EN ISO 24343-1 / EN 433
  • Resistance to raising the surface layer, EN 13329 D
  • Classification tests:
  • Abrasion according to EN 14354 Annex D
  • Impact resistance – large ball method, EN 13329 F
  • Impact resistance – small ball method, EN 13329 F
  • Resistance to staining, EN 438 (per test liquid)
  • Resistance to burning cigarettes, EN 438
  • Effect of simulated movement of a furniture leg, EN 424
  • Castor chair suitability, EN 425
  • Swelling, EN 13329 G

Burning behaviour

  • Burning behaviour, EN ISO 9239-1
  • Ignitability, EN ISO 11925-2
  • Classification of burning behaviour, EN ISO 13501-1
  • Description of the specimen for classification according to EN 13501-1
  • Gluing for fire test according EN ISO 9239-1 (6 plates)

Electrical and antistatic behaviour

  • Antistatic behaviour (walking test), EN 1815
  • Vertical- and horizontal resistance, ISO 10965

Acoustic behaviour

  • Sound absorption coefficient, EN 20354 *)
  • Reduction of transmitted impact noise, EN ISO 10140-3 *)

Slip behaviour

  • Anti-slip properties "ramp test", DIN 51130
  • Dynamic coefficient of friction, EN 13893
  • Slip resistance, CEN/TS 15676 (Pendulum test) *)

Odour and emission tests, general analytical tests

  • Odour test, SNV 195651, ONR 195702
  • Content of Pentachlorophenol, CEN/TS 14494, CEN/TR 14823
  • Formaldehyde emission, EN 717-1 *)
  • Determination of emisson of VOC and SVOC from construction products after 3 and 28 days, AgBB-Sheme (ISO16000/3+6+9+10+11) and DiBt-licensing principle

Various physical/mechanical tests

  • Moisture content, EN 322
  • Micro-scratch resistance, methode A, EN 16094
  • Micro-scratch resistance, methode B, EN 16094

Tests for wood and parquet flooring

  • Moisture content, EN 322
  • Overall thickness / thickness of each layer, EN 14354 annex A
  • Dimensions, squareness and straightness, EN 14354 annex A
  • Edge offset, EN 14354, annex B
  • Joint gap, EN 14354 annex B
  • Curvature, EN 14354 annex A
  • Brinell hardness, EN 1534
  • Transverse tensile strength *), EN 319
  • Resistance to raising the surface layer, EN 13329 D
  • Swelling, EN 13329 G
  • Resistance to impact, EN 14354 annex C
  • Abrasion resistance, EN 14354 annex D

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Interior Materials

Klassifizierung von Möbelstoffen gemäß EN 14465

  • Zugfestigkeit, EN ISO 13934-1
  • Weiterreißfestigkeit, EN ISO 13937-3
  • Nahtschiebewiderstand, EN ISO 13936-2
  • Berstfestigkeit, EN ISO 13938-1
  • Scheuerbeständigkeit, ÖNORM EN 14465 Anhang A / EN ISO 12947-2
  • Pillingbildung, EN ISO 12945-2
  • Lichtechtheit, EN ISO 105-B02
  • Reibechtheit trocken und nass, EN ISO 105-X12
  • Farbechtheit gegen Wasser, EN ISO 105-E01
  • Farbechtheit bei Handwäsche, EN ISO 105-C06 A2S
  • Farbechtheit bei Maschinenwäsche, EN ISO 105-C06
  • Farbechtheit bei Chemischreinigung, EN ISO 105-D01
  • Maßänderung beim Waschen und Trocknen, ISO 5077

Klassifizierung von Kautschuk oder Kunststoff beschichteten Textilien gemäß EN 15618

  • Prüfungen/ Leistungen
  • Brandverhalten, EN 1021-1
  • Brandverhalten, EN 1021-2
  • Zugfestigkeit EN ISO 1421, Verfahren 1
  • Weiterreißfestigkeit, EN ISO 4674-1
  • Berstfestigkeit, ISO 3303
  • Scheuerbeständigkeit, EN ISO 5470-2
  • Quetsch- und Reibechtheit, EN ISO 5981 Verfahren B oder EN ISO 5402
  • Haftfähigkeit der Beschichtung, EN ISO 2411
  • Lichtechtheit, EN ISO 105-B02
  • Reibechtheit trocken und nass, EN ISO 105-X12
  • Anschmutzbeständigkeit, EN ISO 26081 oder EN ISO 26082

Brandverhalten von Vorhängen und vorhangähnliche Produkten gemäß EN 13773

  • Bestimmung der Entzündbarkeit von vertikal angeordneten Proben (kleine Flamme), EN 1101
  • Bestimmung der Flammenausbreitungseigenschaften von vertikal angeordneter Proben bei Einwirkung großer Zündquellen, EN 1102
  • Bestimmung der Flammenausbreitungseigenschaften vertikal angeordneter Proben bei Einwirkung großer Zündquellen gemäß EN 13772; (im Anlieferungszustand oder nach Reinigung)
  • Reinigungsvorbehandlung 12 Waschzyklen, EN ISO 6330
  • Reinigungsvorbehandlung 6 Reinigungszyklen, EN 3175

Anmerkung: Die Reinigungsvorbehandlungen werden entsprechend der Pflegekennzeichnung durchgeführt. Vorhänge und vorhangähnliche Produkte welche nicht für wiederholte Reinigungen vorgesehen sind, müssen keiner Vorbehandlung unterzogen werden.

Brandverhalten von Möbelstoffen

  • Brandverhalten, ÖNORM B 3825 (frei gewählte Polsterung)
  • Brandverhalten, ÖNORM B 3825 (fertige Polsterungen)
  • Zündfähigkeit, BS 5852 – glimmende Zigarette (Source 0)
  • Zündfähigkeit, BS 5852 – Gasflamme (Source 1 bis Source 3)
  • Zündfähigkeit, BS 5852 – Holzscheite (Crib 4 bis Crib 7)
  • Entzündbarkeit, EN 1021 Teil 1 und Teil 2
  • Brenn- und Glimmverhalten, SN 198898

Brand-, Qualm- und Tropfverhalten von Materialien gemäß ÖNORM A 3800-1

  • Prüfung der Schwerbrennbarkeit, ÖNORM A 3800-1
  • Prüfung der Qualmbildung, ÖNORM A 3800-1
  • Prüfung der Tropfenbildung, ÖNORM A 3800-1

Brennverhalten von Bettwaren

  • Brennverhalten von Bettzeug – Zündquelle Zeitungspapier , ÖNORM S 1457
  • Brennverhalten von Bettzeug – Zündquelle: glimmende Zigarette, EN ISO 12952-1
  • Brennverhalten von Bettzeug – Zündquelle: zündholzäquivalente Zündflamme, EN ISO 12952-2
  • Brennverhalten von Matratzen – Zündquelle: glimmende Zigarette, EN 597-1
  • Brennverhalten von Matratzen – Zündquelle: zündholzäquivalente Zündflamme, EN 597-2
  • Klassifizierung des Brennverhaltens gemäß ÖNORM S 1457
  • Klassifizierung des Brennverhaltens gemäß EN 14533

Diverse Prüfungen an Innenraumausstattungstextilien

  • Lichtechtheit, EN ISO 105-B02
  • Reibechtheit trocken und nass, EN ISO 105-X12
  • Farbechtheit gegen Wasser, EN ISO 105-E01
  • Qualitative Materialbestimmung (je Faserart)
  • Quantitative Materialbestimmung, diverse genormte Verfahren

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Textile physics and
textile chemistry

Tests for fibres, yarns and threads

  • Material analysis quantitative and qualitative (various methods)
  • DNA analysis of animal fibres *)
  • Limit-viscosity of celluloses DIN 54270 T1+T3
  • Fibre fineness (various methods)
  • fibre length (various methods)
  • Strength and elongation of fibres
  • fibre shrinkage
  • Type of yarn (OE vs ring-spun yarn)
  • linear density of yarns / twisted treads EN ISO 2060
  • Twist in yarns / twisted treads EN ISO 2061
  • Strength / elongation of yarns / twisted treads EN ISO 2062
  • Yarn purity / imperfections (Classimat II)
  • Shrinkage yarns / twisted treads (various methods)

Tests for textile fabrics

  • Material analysis quantitative and qualitative (various methods)
  • DNA analysis of animal fibres *)
  • Determination of Characteristic features of fabrics:

     - Determination of Characteristic features of woven fabrics structures, weight per 
     unit area, thickness, linear density (warp / weft), number of threads (warp / weft)

     - Determination of Characteristic features of knitted fabrics: structures, weight per 
     unit area, thickness, linear density, number of courses, wales and stitch density

     - Determination of Characteristic features of Nonwovens: Weight per unit area,
     thickness
     - Determination of the structures (woven fabrics ISO 9354 / knitted fabrics DIN  
     62050-1 / -2)
     - Determination of thickness
     - Determination of thickness of textiles and textile products EN ISO 5084
     - Determination of thickness of nonwovens EN ISO 9073-2
     - Determination of linear density (mass per unit length) by the skein method EN ISO
     2060
     - Determination of number of threads per unit length EN 1049-2
     - Determination of number number of courses, wales and stitch density of knitted 
     fabrics DIN 53883

  • Inorganic / organic fabric incrustation DIN 53919-2
  • Assessing appearance-change of apparel and other textile end products after domestic washing and drying (Monsanto-Standard) EN ISO 15487
  • Clothing Physiology – water vapour resistance (Ret-value) ISO 11092
  • Clothing Physiology – thermal resistance (Rct-value) ISO 11092
  • Clothing Physiology – water vapour permeability index ISO 11092
  • Bursting properties of fabrics EN ISO 13938-2
  • Resistance to damage by flexing – Method C "Knitter/Biege-Verfahren" EN ISO 7854
  • determination of blocking resistance (Rubber- or plastics-coated fabrics) EN 25978
  • Flex cracking test (artificial leather and similar sheet materials) DIN 53359
  • downy feather proof / fleece proof / fiber proof (various methods)
  • Tests for colour fastness (various methods see „Colour - Tests“)
  • Determination of maximum force and elongation at maximum force using the strip method EN ISO 13934-1, EN ISO 1421-1, ISO 9073-3 and various further methods
  • Determination of maximum force using the grab method (dry / wet) EN ISO 13934-2, EN ISO 1421-2 and various further methods
  • Limit-viscosity of celluloses DIN 54270 T1+T3
  • Determination of materials soluble in organic solvents DIN 54278-1 / Determination of materials soluble in water DIN 54276 Pkt.6.1
  • Air-permeability EN ISO 9237
  • Dimensional change after washing and drying EN ISO 5077
  • Dimensional change after cleaning and finishing EN ISO 3175-1
  • Microscopic examinations
  • Seam tensile properties / slippage resistance of yarns at a ready-made seam EN ISO 13935 / EN ISO 13936 and various further methods
  • oil repellency / water repellency "3M-Test"
  • resistance to pilling and change of appearance of fabrics EN ISO 12945-2 and various further methods
  • Velocity of soaking water of textile fabrics (method by determining the rising height) DIN 53924
  • Abrasion resistance of fabrics „Martindale method” EN ISO 12947-2 and various further methods
  • Determination of anions active surfactants / non-ionic surfactants
  • Examination according RIMS 1020
  • silicate determination
  • pH-value
  • Solvent-soluble parts
  • Parts UV- protection
  • UV-Protection-Factors UV-Standard 801
  • Solar UV protective properties EN 13758-13
  • Sun protective clothing—Evaluation and classification AS/ NZS 4399
  • Water repellency of fabrics by the “Bundesmann rain-shower test” EN 29865
  • Resistance to surface wetting (Spray test) EN ISO 4920
  • Water absorption of fabrics DIN 53923
  • Tear force EN ISO 13937-1*), EN ISO 13937-2, EN ISO 13937-3, EN ISO 13937-4, EN ISO 4674, EN ISO 9073-4
  • Resistance to penetration by liquid chemicals EN ISO 6530
  • Resistance to penetration by water (Hydrostatic pressure test) EN 20811 / ISO 811
  • Elastic behaviour (various methods)

Tests of assembled garments

  • Assessing appearance-change of apparel and other textile end products after domestic washing and drying (Monsanto-Standard) EN ISO 15487
  • Clothing design - Assessment of the manufacturing quality
  • Determination of dimensional - ready-made garments EN ISO 5077 / EN ISO 3175-1
  • Seam tensile properties / slippage resistance of yarns at a ready-made seam (various methods)
  • Assessment of the fitting
  • Various Failure Analysis

Colour - Tests

  • Colorimetry (CIE tristimulus values) EN ISO 11664-3
  • Colour difference DIN 6174
  • Colour change - visual assessment with the grey scale ISO 105 / A02
  • Staining - visual assessment with the grey scale ISO 105 / A03
  • Tests for colour fastness:

 Colour fastness to artificial light (various methods):

     - Colour fastness to artificial light (Xenon arc fading lamp test) ISO 105-B02
     - Colour fastness to artificial weathering ( Xenon arc fading lamp test) ISO 105-B04
     - Colour fastness and ageing to artificial light at high temperatures (Xenon arc fad
     ing lamp test) ISO 105-B06

  • Colour fastness to washing with soap or soap and soda (various methods):

     - Colour fastness to domestic and commercial laundering ISO 105-C06

     - Colour fastness to domestic and commercial laundering using a test detergent
     (non-phosphate reference detergent incorporating a low-temperature bleach acti
     vator) ISO 105-C08
     - Colour fastness to washing with soap or soap and soda ISO 105-C10

  • Colour fastness to dry cleaning using perchloroethylene solvent ISO 105-D01


  • Colour fastness to water (various methods):

     - Colour fastness to water (severe) ISO 105-E01
     - Colour fastness to sea water ISO 105-E02
     - Colour fastness to chlorinated water (swimming-pool water) ISO 105-E03
     - Colour fastness to spotting - Water ISO 105-E07
     - Colour fastness to hot water ISO 105-E08

  • Colour fastness to perspiration (acidic & alkaline) ISO 105-E04
  • Colour fastness to spotting - Acid ISO 105-E05
  • Colour fastness to spotting - Alkali ISO 105-E06
  • Colour fastness to potting ISO 105-E09
  • Colour fastness to steaming ISO 105-E11
  • Colour fastness to milling (various methods)
  • Colour fastness to milling - Alkaline milling ISO 105-E12
  • Colour fastness to acid-felting (severe) ISO 105-E13
  • Colour fastness to acid-felting (mild) 105-E14
  • Colour fastness to bleaching (various methods):

     - Colour fastness to bleaching - hypochlorite ISO 105-N01
     - Colour fastness to bleaching - Peroxide ISO 105-N02
     - Colour fastness to bleaching - Sodium chlorite (mild) ISO 105-N03
     - Colour fastness to bleaching - Sodium chlorite (severe) ISO 105-N04

  • Colour fastness to mercerizing ISO 105-X04
  • Colour fastness to organic solvents ISO 105-X05
  • Colour fastness to cross-dyeing ISO 105-X07
  • Colour fastness to hot pressing ISO 105-X11
  • Colour fastness to rubbing (various methods):

     - Colour fastness to rubbing - Organic solvents ISO 105-D02
     - Colour fastness to rubbing - dry & wet ISO 105-X12
     - Colour fastness to rubbing - small areas - dry & wet ISO 105-X16

  • Assessment of the potential to phenolic yellowing of materials ISO 105 X18
  • Retroreflective photometric performance (entrance angle of 5° / observation angle of 12’) EN ISO 20471 Pkt.7.3
  • Washing process test:

     - Ash determination
     - Limited viscosity
     - Tensile strength - wet
     - Degree of whiteness according Ganz

Electrical properties and antistatic properties

  • Horizontal Resistance and Vertical Resistance DIN 54345-1
  • Electrostatic Charge (with 2 frictional partners) DIN 54345-4
  • Protective clothing - Vertical Resistance EN 1149-2
  • Protective clothing - Charge Decay *) EN 1149-3
  • Protective clothing - Surface Resistivity, Type A EN 1149-1

Tests for determining the behaviour when exposed to heat and / or flames

  • Limited flame spread EN ISO 15025
  • burning behaviour of Fabrics for apparel EN 1103
  • Burning behaviour of Protective gloves EN 407, EN ISO 6941
  • Determination of ease of ignition of vertically oriented specimens EN ISO 6940
  • Flame spread properties of vertically oriented specimens EN ISO 6941
  • Contact heat transmission EN 702 / EN ISO 12127-1
  • burning behaviour by oxygen index *) (LOI-Index) EN ISO 4589-2
  • Melting behaviour (Heat resistance of sewing thread) ISO 3146
  • Flammability of toys EN 71-2
  • Determination of arc protection class of material by using a constrained and directed arc *) (box test) EN 61482-1-2
  • Determination of arc protection class of clothing by using a constrained and directed arc *) (box test) EN 61482-1-2
  • Heat transmission on exposure to flame EN 367 / ISO 9195
  • Thermal behaviour of materials and material assemblies when exposed to a source of radiant heat EN ISO 6942 (various methods)
  • Heat resistance (convective heat) ISO 17493

Tests to verify harmlessness

  • Determination of pH of aqueous extract (pH-value) EN ISO 3071
  • Determination of formaldehyde content LAW 112
  • determination of certain aromatic amines derived from azo colorants EN 14362
  • Determination of chromium(VI) content (Leather) EN ISO 17075

Tests for certification of personal protective equipment (PPE)

  • Abrasion resistance of protective clothing material EN 530
  • Clothing Physiology – water vapour resistance (Ret-value) ISO 11092
  • Clothing Physiology – thermal resistance (Rct-value) ISO 11092
  • Clothing Physiology – water vapour permeability index ISO 11092
  • Limited flame spread EN ISO 15025
  • Resistance to damage by flexing – Method C "Knitter/Biege-Verfahren" EN ISO 7854
  • Vertical Resistance EN 1149-2
  • Contact heat transmission EN 702 / EN ISO 12127-1
  • Charge Decay *) EN 1149-3
  • Air-permeability EN ISO 9237
  • Resistance of materials to molten metal splash *) EN ISO 9185
  • Chromatic coordinates and luminance factor EN ISO 20471 Pkt.7.2 in new condition and after various pretreatments
  • Surface Resistivity, Type A EN 1149-1
  • Melting behaviour (Heat resistance of sewing thread) ISO 3146
  • Protective gloves – Abrasion resistance EN 388
  • Protective gloves – Cut resistance *) EN 388
  • Protective gloves – Tear resistance EN 388
  • Protective gloves – Puncture resistance EN 388
  • Protective gloves – Burning behaviour EN 407, EN ISO 6941
  • Protective gloves – Measurement of flexibility "testing the dexterity" EN 420
  • Protective gloves – Water penetration resistance of the entire glove ISO 15383
  • Determination of arc protection class of material by using a constrained and directed arc *) (box test) EN 61482-1-2
  • Determination of arc protection class of clothing by using a constrained and directed arc *) (box test) EN 61482-1-2
  • determination of behaviour of materials on impact of small splashes of molten metal *) EN 348 / EN ISO 9150
  • determination of behaviour of materials on impact of small splashes of molten metal
  • Resistance to surface wetting (Spray test) EN ISO 4920
  • Heat transmission on exposure to flame EN 367 / ISO 9195
  • Thermal behaviour of materials and material assemblies when exposed to a source of radiant heat EN ISO 6942 (various methods)
  • Resistance to penetration by liquid chemicals EN ISO 6530
  • Resistance to penetration by liquids in form of a light spray (fog test) *) EN 13034
  • Resistance to penetration by water (Hydrostatic pressure test) EN 20811 / ISO 811
  • Heat resistance (convective heat) ISO 17493


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Safety of toys

  • Mechanical and Physical Properties EN 71-1
  • Flammability EN 71-2
  • Migration of Certain Elements EN 71-3 *)

Further tests

  • Resistance to disinfecting agents (upholstery fabrics)
  • Resistance to urine
  • UV-Protection-Factors UV-Standard 801
  • Solar UV protective properties EN 13758-13

Further services

  • Various Failure Analysis
  • Photo Documentation
  • Assistance with Complaints Processing
  • Individual Consulting
  • Assistance in preparation of tender documents
  • Studies for correct textile care labelling
  • Tests for awarding with Quality Austria label
  • Quality Assessment / Incoming Control - On Site
  • Construction of test equipment
  • Seminars / workshops

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Emission and odour tests

Emission tests for building products

  • Emission tests for floor coverings based on DIBt
  • EMICODE® label: emission tests for flooring installations, adhesives and construction products based on GEV method
  • Emissions tests for textile floor coverings on the basis of GuT test criteria
  • Emissions tests on the basis of eco-label criteria (Austrian Eco-label, Blue Angel, nature plus)
  • Emissions tests in accordance with the French directive AFSSET/ANSES
  • Emissions tests OEKO-TEX® Standard 100

Odour tests for products

  • Sensory determination of intensity and nature of odours of construction products and indoor air samples) according to ONR 195702
  • Odour tests of textile flooring on the basis of GuT testing criteria
  • Odour tests in accordance with SNV 195 651
  • Odour tests based on VDA 270

Fine dust measurements

On site odour test


Do you want further information or a quote on emissions’ and odour testing? Contact our flooring technology department!

Indoor air analysis

  • Indor air measurement: formaldehyde, volatile organic compounds, gaseous substances like carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, ozone, nitric oxide

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Quality assurance with IS-OETI INSPECTED

IS-OETI INSPECTED

With IS-OETI INSPECTED we monitor your products, production processes to assure compliance with the agreed conditions such as for example:

  • Monitoring of burning behaviour of upholstery fabrics according to ÖNORM B 3825
  • Monitoring of product characteristic according to CEN/TS 14237 Textiles in the healthcare system
  • Monitoring of high visibility clothing according to EN ISO 20471

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