The testing laboratory of the Fraunhofer IBP in Holzkirchen is since 1999 accredited
by the DAR (Deutscher Akkreditierungsrat) in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC
17025. The flexible accreditation certifies the high scientific competence and
professional qualification of the testing laboratory. In particular it is therefore
authorised - in addition to employing standard test methods - to develop new
or modify and improve existing test methods.
IBP-Holzkirchen has been accredited for the following tests:
- Hygric characteristics and weathering resistance
|| Since moisture is a common cause for damage to building
products and all weathering processes - biological, chemical or physical
- require the presence of water, the behaviour of a building component
depends crucially on its hygric characteristics.
- Fresh and solid mortar properties
|| These tests are conducted mainly as a supplement to
field tests to characterize the used mortars and plasters and to compare
conventional plasters and mortars with newly developed ones.
- Radiometric and photometric properties
|| Radiation tests including solar radiation tests and
laboratory tests: Transmission, reflection, absorption, emission, total
solar energy transmission. Measurements with grid-spectrometer or Fourier-interferometer
on homogeneous specimens and measurements at natural sunlight on large
and inhomogeneous specimens.