Material Emissions

Working with materials, building materials and furniture manufacturers, as well as construction companies, we develop practical solutions to ensure good indoor air quality.

We provide support with the development and optimisation of low-emission and odour-neutral construction materials as well as suitable forms of construction and building processes to ensure compliance with regulations on indoor air quality.

Service portfolio

We support the development and optimisation of low-emission and odour-neutral products and manufacturing processes. We provide the following services:

  • Research projects commissioned by companies and institutions
  • Technology developments tailored to the size of the company (from micro-enterprises to industrial companies)
  • Support with applying for research funding from national and international funding organisations (including Innosuisse, FOEN, Horizon 2020, M-ERA.NET)
  • Testing services for material emissions and indoor air quality
  • Testing services for pesticides in art and cultural goods

We are heavily involved in teaching and continuing education. We supervise students’ projects and theses. We also frequently engage master’s students as assistants in research projects. In this way, we contribute to training the experts of the future.

We have connections with the following academic programmes and courses of continuing education:

We aim to transfer all non-confidential research into practice. To this end, we hold events and lectures, write specialist articles, conduct tours, organise workshops, and present our results at trade fairs.


We have the following equipment available for emissions testing of materials and furniture at the material emissions laboratory:

  • Gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer with thermal desorption (TDS-GC-MS)
  • High-pressure liquid chromatograph with UV detection (HPLC-UV)
  • UV/VIS spectrometer
  • Gas analysis cabinet
  • Emissions testing chambers 23 l (glass) and 25 l (stainless steel)
  • Emissions testing chambers 1m3
  • Climate controlled test laboratories
  • Odour characterisation devices


We offer many different collaboration options. I will be happy to answer your questions and look forward to hearing from you: