Who are we?

FCBA is a public service establishment, originally named “Centre Technique du Bois”, created through inter-ministerial order dated 15 February 1952, under Act No. 48-1228 of 22 July 1948 establishing the Status of Industrial Technical Centres, now codified in Articles L. 342-1 to 13 (Articles L. 521-1 and following since Order No. 2014-135 of 17 February 2014) of the Research Code. FCBA is an establishment placed under the dual supervision of the Forestry and Industry ministries.

FCBA aims to promote innovation and technological progress.

Its specificity lies in the diversity of the professional sectors it covers: forestry, logging and sawmill operations, paper pulp, panels, packaging and miscellaneous products, construction wood, furniture, gluing, finishing, wood treatment and preservation, health environment, energy…

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Presence of FCBA throughout France

Discover the Bordeaux Wood laboratories

Teams from the Biology, Chemistry-Ecotoxicology, Mechanics and Physics laboratories at FCBA provide a variety of resources and skills to meet customer needs.

  • 60 employees
  • 9,000 m² of laboratoiries
  • 4 testing grounds
  • 45,000 hours of test
  • 3,000 test reports
  • 200 expert reports
  • 15,000 hours of R&D
  • 32 ongoing research projects
  • COFRAC certification in accordance with ISO 17025, GLP recognition
FCBA Jequel-miniMarc JEQUEL
Head of the Wood Laboratories Division
photoVeroChauvel_miniVéronique CHAUVEL
Executive assistant
Tél. : 05 56 43 63 95

Quality – Joinery workshop – Metrology

Discover our furnishing laboratories in Champs-sur-Marne

The Furniture Division supports wood professionals throughout their projects. It helps to innovate and design new furniture and fittings, check compliance with furniture standards, evaluate and test furniture and components.

  • The laboratories are COFRAC accredited in accordance with NF EN ISO 17025* in four major areas of expertise: Mechanics, reaction to fire, finishing, materials
  • Supporting innovation and design in furniture and fittings, as well as continuous improvement
  • Certification and evaluation of your process and/or products

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