Wood and engineered woods

MFPA Leipzig GmbH is a recognised, accredited and notified testing body for wood-based panels in accordance with DIN EN 13986. MFPA Leipzig GmbH is also accredited to test structural timber in accordance with DIN EN 408. In this context, Working Group 2.1 conducts tests to determine the mechanical properties and prepares the initial type test required for CE marking.


Our services


We offer the following services for the preparation of an initial type test (ITT) for engineered woods:


Mechanical tests in accordance with DIN EN 13986

Mechanical tests in accordance with DIN EN 13986

Mechanical tests in accordance with DIN EN 13986

  • Determining the flexural strength
  • Determining the modulus of elasticity
  • Analysing the bond quality for plywood
  • Determining the transverse tensile strength
  • Analysing the durability (thickness swelling)
  • Analysing the durability (resistance to moisture)
  • Analysing the strength and stiffness for load-bearing use
  • Determining the impact resistance for load-bearing use (subsoil to flooring joists, roof boarding to beams, wall boarding)
  • Analysing the strength and stiffness against point loads for load-bearing use (subsoil to flooring joists, roof boarding to beams)
  • Analysing the mechanical durability

We also offer:


Mechanical tests in accordance with DIN EN 408

Mechanical tests in accordance with DIN EN 408

Mechanical tests in accordance with DIN EN 408

  • Determining the local modulus of bending elasticity
  • Determining the global modulus of bending elasticity
  • Determining the shear modulus
  • Determining the moduli of tension and compression parallel to the grain and perpendicular to the grain
  • Determining the flexural strength
  • Determining the tensile and compressive strength parallel to the grain and perpendicular to the grain
  • Determining the shear strength

Your point of contact

Working Group Leader
Dipl.-Ing. (FH)
Immanuel Wojan
T +49 (0)341 6582-129
F +49 (0)341 6582-181