Services

Woodlab-UGent is involved in research activities within the framework of PhD related and project based funding. Additionally this expertise and equipment is also relevant for assessment and testing both for individuals and organisations using wood as well as industry and the forestry sector. Hence under this heading ‘services’ some major activities are outlined which on a regular basis are performed as such.

Identification of wood species


Based on physical, mechanical and mainly macroscopical and anatomical analysis (light microscope, SEM, µCT,…) wood species can be identified. This service also relies on reference material available at Woodlab and e.g. also at the wood collection of RMCA (http://www.metafro.be/).

Analysis of decay


Decayed wood specimens (both wood rot and insect damage) can be analysed and when required identification of the decaying organism can be included. An important part of this work is related to identification dry rot attack (Serpula lacrymans).

Testing efficacy of wood preservatives and resistance to fungal decay


Laboratory testing in line with EN 599 requirements for wood preservatives.

 

Cost: on demand.

All other equipment: on demand.