Our key tasks centre mainly in the Mycobiology and Molecular Biology departments but also in Wood Sciences/Wood Anatomy, Wood Preservation and Wood Modification.

to area Biology


We also deal with the manufacture and further development of wood-based materials on a laboratory scale and the testing of bonding agents for low-emission wood-based materials and special products.

to area Materials


Our focus is on analysing pollutant emissions and ingredients in products of the wood-processing industry and on the development and modification of adhesives and coating materials.

to area Chemistry


We deal with the development of physical test methods and products for the benefit of the wood industry.

to area Physics


Innovative surfaces are generated by applying solid, flexible or liquid coating and get tested for their applicability by subjecting them to newly developed or proven test methods.

to area Surface


The Furniture department develops basics, especially with relevance to the living environment, within the scope of research projects and services.

to area Furniture

Failure Analysis

IHD experts conduct analyzes for you to clarify the type and cause of material or product damage.

to area Failure Analysis

IHD - a strong partner for research and development.

A warm welcome to the Institut für Holztechnologie Dresden gemeinnützige GmbH (IHD). As a private state-of-the-art research facility that operates worldwide, we support the wood industry and associated sectors in their drive for innovation with industry-oriented and application-focused R&D activities.

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Benefit from the services provided by our subsidiary EPH

The Entwicklungs- und Prüflabor Holztechnologie GmbH (EPH) is an internationally operating service provider offering testing, monitoring and certification services for products and businesses and their suppliers that are mainly at home in the wood and furniture industries, but also beyond.

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