Testing Product Groups

We provide the tests needed for distributing your product and successfully competing on the market for virtually any consumer product.

Testing Product Groups

Safety and longevity are the characteristics of quality for tools and DIY products. We test your product so you can deliver it to your customers.

Examples of Products

  • Hand-guided or stationary electric tools (drills, saws, hammers, sanders, power screwdrivers, routing cutters)
  • Varnishes and paints, car preservative agents, work gloves
  • Ladders and steps, parquet, ceiling paneling, marquises, pavilions
  • Mechanical and electric garden tools (hedge shears, lawn mowers, chain saws, chippers, composters, water pumps)

Mechanical Tests

  • Static and mechanical loading test, stress/pressure up to 20 kN
  • Durability / product life
  • Drop test
  • Evaluation of construction and workmanship

Electric and Electronic Tests

  • Electrical safety
  • Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
  • Eco design

Chemical Tests

  • Heavy metal analysis, e.g. lead, cadmium, mercury, nickel
  • Softeners (phthalates)
  • SCCP (chloroparaffins)
  • Pesticides (herbicides)
  • RoHS conformity

Textile Physical Tests

  • Testing for susceptibility to pilling
  • Abrasion resistance
  • Zipper tests (DIN and BS standard)

For consumers, health safety and hygiene are a top priority. We test in accordance with legal specifications as well as your own individual requirements.

Examples of Products

  • Baking dishes, cookware (pots and pans), cutting boards
  • Cutlery, crockery and drinking vessels
  • Hand-held blenders, dough mixers, meat mincing machines for cold meat production
  • Coffee makers, toasters, kettles

Chemical Tests

  • Total migration of plastics and rubber materials
  • Specific migration of formaldehyde and heavy metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium, nickel
  • Volatile substances in silicon
  • RoHS conformity
  • Sensory analysis

Mechanical Tests

  • Static and mechanical loading test, stress/pressure up to 20 kN
  • Suitability for cleaning in dishwashers
  • Evaluation of construction and workmanship

Electric and Electronic Tests

  • Electrical safety (LVD)
  • Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
  • Eco design

Chemical and textile-physical tests in accordance with the specifications of legal regulations and standards, but also customer-specific requirements guarantee quality in terms of the absence of harmful substances and wearability of the textile.

Chemical Tests

  • Banned azo dyes
  • Pentachlorophenol PCP
  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons PAH

Textile Physical Tests

  • Fastness to: Light, sweat, rubbing, washing and water etc.
  • Susceptibility to pilling
  • Zipper testing

Vases, picture frames, candle holders, and napkin holders may also pose a risk to health. For this reason, they must meet certain legal requirements as well.

Chemical Tests

  • Heavy metal analysis, e.g. lead, cadmium, mercury, nickel
  • Plasticizers (phthalates)
  • SCCP (chloroparaffins)
  • Pesticides (herbicides)

Textile Physical Tests

  • Testing for susceptibility to pilling
  • Abrasion resistance
  • Zipper tests (DIN and BS standard)

Mechanical Tests

  • Static and mechanical loading test, stress/pressure up to 20 kN
  • Durability / product life
  • Evaluation of construction and workmanship

Electric and Electronic Tests

  • Electrical safety
  • Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
  • Eco design

Safety and longevity are decisive for the quality of bicycles and pedelecs. We perform mechanical, electrical and electronic tests (as well as other tests) on your bicycle or pedelec and are authorised to award the GS mark.

Mechanical Tests

  • Safety testing in accordance with national and international standards
  • GS testing
  • Endurance tests on the roller test bench
  • Range testing for pedelecs (Japan profile)

Electric and Electronic Tests

  • Electrical safety
  • Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
  • Testing in accordance with Low Voltage Directive (EMF)

Chemical Tests on Components

  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons PAH
  • Plasticizers (phthalates)
  • SCCP (chloroparaffins)
  • Heavy metal determination, e.g. cadmium, lead
  • RoHS conformity

Textile Physical Tests on Components

  • Color fastness

Garden furniture must withstand high stresses while offering the longest possible life. That's why we test your product in accordance with legal guidelines on the basis of mechanical, chemical, and textile physical criteria. We also prepare instruction manuals and verify your existing instruction manual for compliance with the Product Safety Act (ProdSG).

Product Examples

  • Camping furniture
  • Garden tables, chairs and loungers
  • Garden swings

Mechanical Tests

  • Static and mechanical loading test, stress/pressure up to 20 kN
  • Durability / product life
  • Evaluation of construction and workmanship

Chemical Tests

  • Heavy metal analysis, e.g. lead, cadmium, mercury, nickel
  • Plasticizers (phthalates)
  • Pesticides (herbicides)

Textile Physical Tests

  • Testing for susceptibility to pilling
  • Abrasion resistance
  • Zipper tests (DIN and BS standard)

Electric and Electronic Tests

  • Electrical safety
  • Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
  • Eco design

Electrical safety, energy efficiency, and performance characteristics are the focus for this group of products. We test your product for compliance with all legal guidelines and market requirements. We also prepare instruction manuals and verify your existing instruction manual for compliance with the Product Safety Act (ProdSG).

Product Examples

  • Microwaves, waffle irons, deep fryers, egg boilers, toasters, kettles, hand mixers, all-purpose slicers
  • Coffee makers and fully automatic coffee machines
  • Irons, steam cleaners
  • Hair styling devices, hair dryers, electric toothbrushes

Electric and electronic tests

  • Electrical safety
  • Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
  • Eco design

Mechanical Tests

  • Static and mechanical loading test, stress/pressure up to 20 kN
  • Durability / product life
  • Evaluation of construction and workmanship

Chemical Tests

  • Heavy metal analysis, e.g. lead, cadmium, mercury, nickel
  • Plasticizers (phthalates)
  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons PAH
  • RoHS conformity
  • Sensory analysis

Energy efficiency and longevity are decisive for the quality of large household electrical appliances. We test your product for compliance with legal requirements, performance characteristics or energy consumption. We also prepare instruction manuals and verify your existing instruction manual for compliance with the Product Safety Act (ProdSG).

Product Examples

  • Washing machines, washer-dryers, dryers
  • Stoves, ovens, microwaves
  • Dishwashers

Electric and Electronic Tests

  • Electrical safety
  • Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
  • Eco design
  • Radio spectrum matters

Chemical Tests

  • Heavy metal analysis, e.g. lead, cadmium, mercury, nickel
  • Plasticizers (phthalates)
  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons PAH
  • RoHS conformity
  • Sensory analysis

Mechanical Tests

  • Static and mechanical loading test, stress/pressure up to 20 kN
  • Durability / product life
  • Evaluation of construction and workmanship

Health safety and safe handling are an essential criteria for consumers. We test your product in accordance with legal guidelines but also in accordance with your individual requirements and those of the market.

Product Examples

  • Cutlery and dishes
  • Cutting boards, graters
  • Baking dishes, pots, pans

Chemical Tests

  • Total migration of plastics and rubber materials
  • Specific migration of formaldehyde and heavy metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium, nickel
  • Volatile substances in silicon
  • RoHS conformity
  • Sensory analysis

Mechanical Tests

  • Static and mechanical loading test, stress/pressure up to 20 kN
  • Suitability for cleaning in dishwashers
  • Evaluation of construction and workmanship

When it comes to home and household textiles, quality and the absence of health risks are paramount for consumers. We perform chemical and textile physical tests in accordance with legal, ecological, and customer-specific guidelines.

Product Examples

  • Bedding
  • Blankets / cushions and filling
  • Decorative and upholstery fabrics
  • Terry textiles towels, bathrobes
  • Curtains and bathroom accessories without back coating

Chemical Tests

  • Banned azo dyes
  • Pentachlorophenol, PCP
  • Allergenic and carcinogenic dispersion dyes

Textile Physical Tests

  • Fastness to: Light, sweat, rubbing, washing and water etc.
  • Susceptibility to pilling
  • Zipper testing

Electrical, electronic and chemical tests are at the core of our IT product testing activities in order to verify their longevity and energy efficiency among other things. We also prepare instruction manuals and verify your existing instruction manual for compliance with the Product Safety Act (ProdSG).

Product Examples

  • PC and PC accessories, projectors
  • Storage media (DVD, CD, floppy discs)
  • DCF radio clocks

Electric and Electronic Tests

  • Electrical safety
  • Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
  • Eco design
  • Radio spectrum matters

Chemical Tests

  • Heavy metal analysis, e.g. lead, cadmium, mercury, nickel
  • Softeners (phthalates)
  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons PAH
  • RoHS conformity

Mechanical Tests

  • Static and mechanical loading test, stress/pressure up to 20 kN
  • Durability / product life
  • Evaluation of construction and workmanship

Electrical safety, energy efficiency, and product longevity are quality characteristics of lights and illuminants. We test your product in accordance with the specifications of legal regulations and standards but also with customer-specific requirements.

Electric and Electronic Tests

  • Electrical safety
  • Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
  • Eco design
  • IP testing in accordance with IP 44 and 55

Chemical Tests

  • Heavy metal analysis, e.g. lead, cadmium, mercury, nickel
  • Plasticizers (phthalates)
  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons PAH
  • RoHS conformity

Mechanical Tests

  • Static and mechanical loading test, stress/pressure up to 20 kN
  • Durability / product life
  • Evaluation of construction and workmanship

When it comes to footwear and leather goods, quality and wearability are paramount for consumers. We test in accordance with legal as well as your individual requirements. We provide you tailor-made supports from product development up to and including your customers. This ensures that quality becomes a competitive edge.

Product Examples

  • Footwear, boots, ankle boots
  • Coats, jackets
  • Bags and belts

Chemical Tests

  • Chromium VI
  • Formaldehyde
  • Pentachlorophenol PCP

Textile Physical Tests

  • Push button testing
  • Colorimetric tests
  • Testing of shoe fit

Health safety and safe handling are decisive when it comes to the quality of toys. We test your product for compliance with legal guidelines in terms of harmful substances, safety, and performance characteristics.

Product Examples

  • Activity toys, crawling tunnels, tents
  • Ride-on toys, tractors, cars, sleighs, kids scooters, tricycles, balance bikes
  • Toys for babies and toddlers
  • Construction sets
  • Magnetic, wooden, plastic toys and bricks
  • Children's clothing, e.g. costumes
  • RC toys, roller skates, inline skates and skateboards
  • Slides, climbing frames, trampolines, rocking horses

Mechanical Tests

  • Static and mechanical loading test, stress/pressure up to 20 kN
  • Durability / product life
  • Evaluation of construction and workmanship

Chemical Tests

  • Flame retardants (e.g. PBB, PBDE)
  • Migration of metal in accordance with EN 71-3 (lead, cadmium, mercury, nickel ...)
  • Plasticizers (phthalates)
  • RoHS conformity

Electric and Electronic Tests

  • Electrical safety
  • Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
  • Eco design
  • R&TTE

Textile Physical Tests

  • Push button tests
  • Color fastness tests (fastness to light, washing, water, sweat, saliva, rubbing, chlorinated bath water, and salt water)
  • Colorimetric tests

Mechanical, electric, and electronic tests are in focus for this product group. We test your product in accordance with the guidelines laid down in legal regulations and standards and in accordance with customer-specific requirements. We also prepare instruction manuals and verify your existing instruction manual for compliance with the Product Safety Act (ProdSG).

Product Examples

  • Steppers, swing steppers
  • Cross trainers, stationary bikes, treadmills
  • Cross trainers and fitness equipment
  • Inline skates

Overview of Test Services

Mechanical Tests

  • Static and mechanical loading test, stress/pressure up to 20 kN
  • Durability / product life
  • Evaluation of construction and workmanship

Electric and Electronic Tests

  • Electrical safety
  • Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
  • Eco design

Chemical Tests

  • Banned azo dyes
  • Dispersion dyes
  • Plasticizers (phthalates)
  • RoHS conformity

Horse lovers hold the comfort and care of their four-legged friends close to their hearts. Saddle pads protect the back of the horse when riding and blankets offer protection from rain and cold. Therefore, horse owners place a lot of emphasis on functionality, such as sweat absorption, water resistance and breathability. At the same time, attention is paid to shape stability, bite resistance and durability.

Most of all, riding fans want stylish clothing that fits well, is easy to clean and colorfast, as well as free from harmful substances prohibited by law.

Product Examples

  • Breeches with and without faux or leather trim
  • Riding boots, chaps, leather, rubber or synthetic paddock boots
  • Gloves, show clothing
  • Stable blankets, turnouts, and coolers
  • Saddle blankets and pads
  • Splint boots, bell boots, hoof boots

Overview of Test Services

Chemical Tests

  • Banned azo dyes
  • Pentachlorophenol PCP
  • Allergenic and carcinogenic dispersion dyes

Textile Physical Tests

  • Fastness to: Light, sweat, rubbing, washing and water etc.
  • Susceptibility to pilling
  • Tensile, expansion and pressure tests
  • Testing of functional clothing in accordance with ISO, ASTM, JIS L

Tests verifying electric and electronic safety are in focus for entertainment electronics. That's why we test your product for compliance with legal guidelines and performance characteristics. Furthermore, we prepare instruction manuals and verify your existing instruction manual for compliance with the Product Safety Act (ProdSG).

Product Examples

  • Television and radio sets
  • BluRay, DVD and CD players and recorders, MP3 players
  • Wire-bound, cordless phones and mobile phones

Overview of Test Services

Electric and Electronic Tests

  • Electrical safety
  • Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
  • Eco design

Chemical Tests

  • Heavy metal analysis, e.g. lead, cadmium, mercury, nickel
  • Plasticizers (phthalates)
  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons PAH
  • RoHS conformity
  • R&TTE

Mechanical Tests

  • Static and mechanical loading test, stress/pressure up to 20 kN
  • Durability / product life
  • Evaluation of construction and workmanship

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