Chemical Analysis

Head of Working Group

"As a food chemist, safe products for consumers have always been close to my heart. And that is also how I understand my task at FILK. In the end, safe and usable products should reach the consumer. To achieve this, we need to understand increasingly complex products, their chemical composition and structural make-up, in order to test and evaluate them. This also means that the challenges for modern chemical analysis are constantly growing. This makes our work exciting anew every day."

Dr. Ines Stachel

Head of the Chemical Analysis Working Group | OEKO-TEX® | Accredited Testing Laboratory

Chemical-Analytical Testing

Safe products and materials that are tested for harmful substances and thus meet the legal requirements are a must for all manufacturers, consumers and importers.
For many years, our chemical analysis department has been testing leather, collagen, coated textiles, textiles, plastics, composites and products for their content and harmful substances, compliance with defined specifications such as RAL, CADS, tests according to OEKO-TEX® standards and their composition. Material identification using spectroscopic, thermoanalytical methods and classic chemical separations are part of our everyday work. We use modern instrumented analytical procedures and classic chemical analysis methods for this purpose.

In addition to the application of the standardised procedures, we are always ready to take up the challenge of establishing new analytical procedures.

We would be pleased to advise you on questions concerning the chemistry of your materials and the interpretation of the test results obtained. In doing so, we draw on our many years of experience with materials combined with an understanding of the technological processes. Our test results give you confidence in reliable products and materials.


FILK Freiberg Institute gGmbH
Meißner Ring 1-5
09599 Freiberg


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