The GEV does not perform any tests itself.

In order to maintain its status as an impartial industry association it commissions external test laboratories.


Several round robin tests have shown that from a quality, competition and cost point of view, no pre-selection of test institutes should take place. However, two prerequisites must be fulfilled by the testing body:  

The labs shall

(1) be in a position to master the GEV testing method (chamber test) and have the required equipment on site,

(2) be accredited in accordance with ISO 17025, including the GEV tests.

The entity having commissioned the tests is responsible for the test results. On the strength of reliable results they have provided in the past, GEV cooperates with the following test laboratories: 




Thomas Neuhaus, Soren Ryom Villadsen
Eurofins Product Testing A/S
Smedeskovvej 38
8464 Galten, Denmark
Tel.: +45 7022 4266
Tel. Germany: +49 (0)40 492 94 6815



Dr. Michael Wensing
Fraunhofer-Institut für Holzforschung
Bienroder Weg 54E
38108 Braunschweig, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)531 215 5331



Textiles Flooring Institut GmbH
Charlottenburger Allee 41
52068 Aachen, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)241 9679 213



Dr. Frank Kuebart
eco-INSTITUT Germany GmbH
Schanzenstraße 6-20
Carlswerk 1.19
51063 Köln, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)221 931 245-0



Based on a decision of the Technical Council, the test results of EUROFINS take precedence when test results differ or in other cases of doubt.

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