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Max Diedering
Metallographer, Management laboratory-Services
Senior-Expert for Metallography & refractometry

+49 8106 9941 14


Dr. Stefan Loibl
Graduate Chemist
Expert for Analytics and Composites

+49 8106 9941 65

Building materials

Metal sheets, plastics, bitumen, wood, bricks, adhesive, screws, insulation, colors ... many different materials are used in construction applications. Our laboratory services work with all these materials, and provide reliable assessments about product quality. We provide accredited test methods as well as individually developed methods.

Litigation, experts and homeowners use our damage assessments for the pinpointing the technical root cause of cracks, water damage, corrosion, foil failure, discoloration and much more. The remaining service life can be estimated in many cases.

GWP is a material-science-complete-supplier and the experts for all relevant materials as well as their processes are all united in our company; therefore we can enlighten even complex damages with extensive investigations. Subjects covered include: why is stainless steel rusting?, titanium zinc-white rust, bitumen delamination, snow intrusion in roofs, brick fractures due to construction defects, slipping of bitumen sheets, elucidation of the water origin in the case of water damage (especially rainfall vs. tap water by isotope determination), crush resistance, bonding quality of adhesion, steam diffusion ability, adhesive suitability, shattering of foils, hail damage to metal sheets & foils, phosphate cement deterioration…

[Translate to English:] 100 jähriges Zinkblechdach mit mehreren Anstrichen im REM
[Translate to English:] Dachziegel mit immer den gleichen Bruchmerkmalen
[Translate to English:] Mineralfasermatte im Rasterelektronenmikroskop; die sichtbaren Kugeln sind ungleichmäßig verteiltes Bindemittel
[Translate to English:] Photovoltaik auf Flachdach - Befestigungsthematik
[Translate to English:] Biennale, Schwedischer Pavillion aus Beton

Society for Materials Testing
Ensuring quality | Accompanying development | Analyzing damage | Passing on knowledge

GWP Gesellschaft für Werkstoffprüfung mbH
Georg-Wimmer-Ring 25
85604 Zorneding/München

Tel. +49 8106 994110
Fax +49 8106 994111

Handelsregister München
HRB 53245
USt.-IdNr. DE131179893

General Manager
Dr. Julius Nickl

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