The Norwegian Institute of Wood Technology (Treteknisk) is a private research association for the sawmill and timber industry in Norway. Our member companies represent sawmilling, woodworking, glulam, roof truss and timber frame industry, as well as related industry.
The institute has approx. 30 employees. Our main tasks are research and development projects, quality control, quality documentation, laboratory tests and diffusion of knowledge from R&D work for the Norwegian timber industry.
Treteknisk shall be the preferred R&D and knowledge partner for the Norwegian timber based industry and other companies in the wood value chain.
The Institute shall contribute to profitability of the member companies by using updated knowledge about wood, its properties, processing methods and usage. The means to succeed in this are R&D objectives, distribution of knowledge, consulting and quality documentation.
If you have relevant competence and would be interested in a job with us, we encourage you to send a general application with your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quality documentation and certification
Treteknisk plays an important role as a testing laboratory, as well as a certification body. The demand for these kinds of services are increasing, due to authorities’ requirements for documentation, and the market demand for documented product properties. The institute has invested in competence, laboratory equipment, a comprehensive quality system and the formal status to be an internationally recognized testing and inspection body for the wood industry.
Since 1994, the laboratory has been accredited for mechanical testing according to EN ISO/IEC 17025, and from 2015 accredited according to EN ISO/IEC 17065. The institute is appointed by the Ministry of Trade and Industry as notified body for attestation of conformity with the Construction Products Regulation (CPR). This applies to structural timber products and wood based panels. This means that the institute can perform testing and certification as basis for CE marking of building products.
Treteknisk has for several years worked with product certification, for JAS (Japanese Agricultural Standardisation), CE marking and PEFC certification.
PEFC documents that a product originates from sertified wood, verified by a third body. Both EUTR (EU’s timber regulation) and BREEAMNOR requires such certifications.
Japan – JAS-certification
The institute has gained a leading position in Europe concerning JAS-sertification of glulam. Several glulam companies, sawmills and CLT companies have their JAS-certification through Treteknisk.