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In the following you will find in chronological order a number of technical articles which were current at the time of their publication.


Potentially asbestos-containing filling compound

September 2017

Determination of asbestos in plasters, fillers and tile adhesives - New guideline VDI 3866, sheet 5:2017-06 contradictory

Inconsistent requirements of the new VDI 3866, Sheet 5 of June 2017 on sample preparation and analysis of asbestos samples complicate the work in the asbestos laboratory when testing plasters, fillers and tile adhesives with asbestos contents < 1 mass percent.
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Information about HBCD

October 2016

Information about HBCD

Insulating materials made of polystyrene (styrofoam) with more than 1000 ppm HBCD have been considered hazardous waste in Germany since 30.9.2016 in accordance with the POP Ordinance and the Waste Catalogue Ordinance, AVV.
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Asbestos in road surfaces

November 2012

Asbestos in road surfaces

Road surfaces (asphalt) are a problem that has been known for a long time and has not been taken into account by the public or by legislation for just as long.
These consist of a mixture of bitumen binder and natural stone chippings. Basic, magmatic rocks such as basalt, diabase or gabbro are frequently used for the highly stressed surface course in particular ...
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Nov 23, 2021

vdu training series "Drinking water sampling" in Hanover, Germany

On December 7, 2021, the vdu office in Hanover will offer a training course on "Basic and Refresher Training on Drinking Water Sampling". As a member of the Association of German Testing Laboratories e.V. (vdu), we are pleased to point out this interesting event. ... read more

Jun 29, 2021

Weathering of asbestos cement: Do old asbestos roofs release fibers?

The ban on asbestos has been in effect in Germany for almost 30 years. This also means that common asbestos products such as fiber cement have been exposed to weathering since that time, especially on the exterior. What this means for the material and the eventual release of fibers has now been explored by a Norwegian research team [Ervik et al. 2021]. ... read more

May 12, 2021

Covid prevention: CRB equips another 5 offices with nanofiltec air filtration systems

The workrooms and other critical points in the building of CRB Analyse GmbH have been equipped with air filtration systems from the company nanofiltec from Hamburg, Germany, due to current events. ... read more