Laboratory Services

Our services include:

Laboratory testing of plywood against the Giant Northern Termite (Mastotermes darwiniensis).

  • Evaluation of technologies aimed at protecting lumber and other engineered wood-based products against attack by wood-destroying termites. We have experience in testing an extensive range of timber products, including:
    • Softwood & hardwood lumber
    • Plywood
    • LVL
    • OSB
    • LSL
    • OSL
    • MDF
    The test duration varies from 6 to 8 weeks, depending on termite species.
Damage to plastic sheathing on cable specimens after exposure to Mastotermes darwiniensis.

Damage to plastic sheathing on cable specimens after exposure to Mastotermes darwiniensis.

  • Evaluation of the resistance of plastics and other non-timber materials to attack by wood-destroying termites.The test duration is typically 12 weeks.
Condition of test specimens after exposure to the brown rotting fungus Coniophora olivacea.

Condition of test specimens after exposure to the brown rotting fungus Coniophora olivacea.

  • Evaluation of technologies aimed at protecting lumber and other engineered wood-based products against attack by wood-destroying fungi. We have a range of brown and white rotting fungal species which can be used to evaluate the resistance of products.The test duration is 12 weeks.
Damage to plywood after exposure to the powder-post beetle Lyctus brunneus.

Damage to plywood after exposure to the powder-post beetle Lyctus brunneus.

  • Evaluation of technologies aimed at protecting lumber and other engineered wood-based products against attack by wood boring beetles.The test duration is a minimum of 13 weeks.