Technical textiles and films

Safety for membrane and lightweight construction

DEKRA textile processing

Innovative architecture and construction engineering require efficient, innovative materials. Today, technical textiles and films allow both trend-setting and sophisticated solutions for roofs and façades. We help you to implement these special projects safely – right from the start.

The DEKRA Laboratory for Technical Textiles and Films (formerly Labor Blum) supports manufacturers, designers and planners in development and quality assurance as well as owners in the subsequent use of the products. As a recognised testing, monitoring and certification body according to the state building regulations and the building regulation list, we support you in the field of membrane and lightweight construction with leading expertise and the experience of more than three decades. Our independent expertise has been and is sought-after for a large number of spectacular lightweight construction projects worldwide.

DEKRA's services include:

  • Third party product testing and certification
  • Independent quality assurance
  • Production and manufacturing supervision
  • Installation supervision
  • Damage analysis and assessment
  • Consulting in terms of building physics
  • Technical consulting in all project phases
  • Consulting on the development of new materials and detailed solutions
  • Development of testing equipment and test installations for long-term and building site monitoring
  • Material testing and chemical analysis according to national and international standards
  • Expert statements e.g. for the approval in individual case and building regulation approvals
  • Support with regard to environmental assessment and sustainable building (EPD, LCA)

The DEKRA Laboratory for Technical Textiles and Films (formerly Labor Blum) is recognised by the German Institute for Construction Engineering (DIBt) as a testing, monitoring and certification body for membranes and films (BWU 43). Further accredited laboratory services related to materials testing, environmental simulation and chemical analysis – for quality assurance and in cases of damage.


Prof. Dr. Heidrun Bögner-Balz

Laboratory for technical textiles & films


Phone +49.711.7861-4111

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