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UNIVERSITY OF FORESTRY

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ADDRESS
University of Forestry, 10 Kliment Ohridski Blvd., Sofia 1797, Bulgaria
Department of Mechanical Wood Technology, telephone: +359 2 91 907/ 323
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HEAD OF THE LABORATORY
Assoc. Prof. Eng. Viktor Savov

SERVICES
1. Practical and laboratory work of students and postgraduates;
2. Scientific research related to press materials from wood and lignocelluloses materials;
3. Expertise and consultations;
4. Services:

  • Determining the type of Fiberboard, according to EN 316: 2009;
  • Determining the type of Particleboard, according to EN 309:2006;
  • Determination of conformity of the requirements to Fiberboard (according to EN 622-1:2004 “Fiberboards - Specifications - Part 1: General requirements”, EN 622-2:2004”Fibreboards - Specifications - Part 2: Requirements for hardboards”; EN 622-3:2004 “Fiberboards - Specifications - Part 3: Requirements for medium boards”; EN 622-4:2010 “Fiberboards - Specifications - Part 4: Requirements for softboards”; EN 622-5:2010 „ Fiberboards - Specifications - Part 5: Requirements for dry process boards (MDF)”);
  • Determination of conformity of the requirements for Particleboard (according to EN 312:2012);
  • Determination of conformity to requirements for plywood according to EN 636:2012);
  • Determination of the moisture content of the Wood-base panels (according to EN 322:1998);
  • Determination of the density of the Wood-base panels (according to EN 323:2007);
  • Determining the dimension of boards (according to EN 324:2001);
  • Elaboration of schemes for sampling and cutting of test pieces and expression of test results for Wood-base panels (according to EN 326-1:2001);
  • Determination of dimensions of test pieces for Wood-base panels (according to EN 325:2012);
  • Determination of characteristic 5-percentile values and characteristic mean value of Wood-base panels (according to EN 1058:2010);
  • Determination of swelling in thickness after immersion in water of particleboard and fiberboard (according to EN 317:2002);
  • Determination of water absorption of Wood-base panels;
  • Determination of dimensional change of Wood-base panels, associated with changes in relative humidity (according to EN 318:2002);
  • Determination of moisture resistance of Wood-base panels, under cyclic test conditions (according to EN 321:2004);
  • Determination of modulus of elasticity in bending (MOE) and of bending strength (MOR) of Wood-base panels (according to ЕN 310:1999);
  • Determination of tensile strength perpendicular to the plane of the particleboard and fiberboard (according to ЕN 319:2002);
  • Determination of surface soundness of Wood-base panels (according to EN 311:2005);
  • Determination of resistance to axial withdrawal of screws from particleboard and fiberboard (according to EN 320:2011);
  • Determination of according to requirements to technological chips for the production of particleboard and fiberboard (according to BNS 8597:1976);
  • Determination of pulp freeness by Shoper-Rigler methodology.

EQUIPMENT WITH WHICH THE LABORATORY DISPOSES IN CARRYING OUT THE SERVICES
Hydraulic Presses; Mixers; Facilities and equipment supporting teaching and research activities, as well as specialized equipment for standard tests of physical and mechanical properties of the composites of the timber and lignocelluloses raw-materials.

KEY WORDS
Wood-base panels, Plywood, Particleboard, Fiberboard, wood and lignocelulloses raw-materials, physical and mechanical properties.

CONTACT PERSON
Assoc. Prof. Eng. Viktor Savov, telephone: +359 2 91 907/ 323;
e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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