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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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Failure Analysis

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

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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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Dear customers and partners, the coronavirus pandemic has changed our daily life in the last months. Despite the existing restrictions, we are maintaining operations in IHD and EPH and are there for you. Our top priority is the health and protection of our employees and business partners. We have therefore introduced numerous protective measures to minimise the risk of infection and prevent the spread of the virus. We have limited visits and business trips, and appointments are largely made by telephone and video conferencing. In order to ensure the greatest possible safety for our employees, we ask you to coordinate visits in advance. If you have typical symptoms of illness such as cough, rhinitis, fever, loss of taste or have had direct contact with a confirmed Covid-19 case in recent weeks, we ask for your understanding that we cannot grant you access. All visitors to the IHD and EPH are requested to register at the reception desk and to disinfect themselves on entering the building. The contact distance of 1.50 m must be maintained. If this distance cannot be maintained, a mouth-nose cover should be worn. We ask you to act responsibly and to observe general rules of hygiene (e.g. avoiding handshakes, washing your hands more frequently, coughing and sneezing). Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Stay healthy!

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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