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Testing of board material

RISE tests boards for non-load-bearing purposes and load-bearing boards for constructive use in walls, floors and ceilings and performs manufacturing inspections in production plants. We also have our own method for testing of step through safety that has been developed to meet the Swedish Work Environment Authority's rules.


Testing can be performed prior to certification of boards such as CE marking and P-marking, or because the manufacturer for some other reason wants to know the quality of the boards. It can be wood based boards such as chipboards, OSB and plywood or other types of boards as gypsum boards, fiber cement boards, etc.

Certification can be done by P-marking or CE-marking according to EN 13986. P-marking of a product aims to clearly show buyers and users of the product that it meets Swedish requirements. Wood-based boards for construction purposes, load-bearing or not, must today be CE-marked against EN 13986 as it is a harmonized standard.  Depending of the intended use for the product the tests can be more or less extensice. Sometimes it is enough with material tests of small specimens, but sometimes it is necessary to performe full scale type testing of the construction. Wood-based boards that are explicitly for floors and ceilings are tested according to EN 1195 and EN 12871 (static and dynamic point load). Walls are tested according to EN 12871 and EN 596 (soft body impact) and/or EN 594 (strength and stiffness, so-called racking test). 

Tests according to EN 12871 take place with more or less finished roof, wall or floor constructions, eg floor chipboard, roof plywood, heated floors or installation floors.

RISE can also determine formaldehyde content according to the perforator method (EN 120) and formaldehyde release in chambers, for eg CARB, P-marking or CE-marking.


The boards are tested in a lab environment, ranging from a sawn-out board specimen to a full format construction.


Technical report, certification

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Testing of load-bearing and non-load-bearing boards


CE Marking / Notified Body, P-mark

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Inspection, Construction, Certification, Built environment, Wood technology

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The following standards are often used for material quality testing:

  • EN 310 Flexural strength and modulus of elasticity
  • EN 317 Thickness swelling
  • EN 319 Transverse tensile strength
  • EN 321 Moisture resistance
  • EN 314-1, -2 Plywood
  • EN 789 Mechanical properties (eg bend, pressure, tensile, shear)


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Delivery time

Delivery time is determined at the quotation stage. Delivery time often depends on whether the material is to be conditioned in special climates.


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