Plastic model test specimens: These are manufactured especially for BAM to create ideal laboratory conditions.

Plastic model test specimens: These are manufactured especially for BAM to create ideal laboratory conditions.

Source: BAM/Thomas Köhler

Innovative products and materials can release new, environmentally harmful substances.

Each of these substances brings with it desirable and undesirable effects. With time-lapse experimental testing methods, we can predict the long-term environmental impacts of innovative products even before they occur in the environment.

In developing these test methods, we draw on our knowledge of the chemical, physical and biological reference factors that play a key role in exposure to groundwater, soil and air. Risk minimisation when placing new materials on the market can build on these test methods and their results.