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Testing of Construction and Decorative Products

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Eurofins serves manufacturers of construction and decorative products with independent testing and certification, covering a wide variety of products and material:

  • Stone and cement
  • Insulation material
  • Wooden elements and boards, and parquet
  • Resilient (flexible) floorings, e.g. vinyl, linoleum, rubber, cork
  • Wall elements, wall coverings
  • Coatings, e.g. paints, varnishes, adhesives
  • Other construction chemicals, e.g. sealants
  • Ceramic tiles
  • Road traffic noise barriers
  • Windows and external pedestrian doorsets
  • Curtain walling
  • Industrial, commercial and garage doors and gates
  • Handles and knobs
  • External blinds and shutters
  • Fixed, vertical road traffic signs

Legal Background / Regulations

  • EU Construction Products Regulation
    • New Approach, CE marking
    • Several standards as basis of European CE marking
      • EN 14041 - Textile, resilient and laminate floorings
      • EN 14342 - Wooden floorings
      • EN 16000 - VOC emissions testing
      • EN 14388 - Road traffic noise reducing devices (noise barrier),
      • EN 14351-1 - Windows and external pedestrian doorsets
      • EN 13830 - Curtain walling
      • EN 13241-1 - Industrial, commercial and garage doors and gates
      • EN 1906 - Handles and knobs
      • EN 1932 - External blinds and shutters
  • Several national regulations, e.g. German Ü mark, French regulations on VOC emissions, California CDPH Section 1350
  • European (E1), US and Californian (CARB) and Japanese restriction of formaldehyde emissions
  • Decopaint Directive (EU) and local US States regulations on VOC in paints, coatings, adhesives and sealants, e.g.SCAQMD

Eurofins

Eurofins Product Testing A/S is world-wide market leader on the field of product VOC emission testing and the lab with the most international recognitions. This allows performing just one test and then report for several purposes - saving large amount of money for manufacturer if compared with ordering one test each per purpose.

Eurofins Group operates a number of notified bodies for several areas under EU Construction Products Directive.

Eurofins is contributing actively to improvement of testing quality in general and in its own facilities.

Eurofins Services

Chemical Analyses
Determination of major ingredients
e.g. lead in paint
Determination of trace compounds
Determination of hazardous
substances
Determination of emissions of
VOC, solvents, formaldehyde,
isocyanates, ...
Determination of migration
- into skin
- from drinking water tubes

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)
Content determination
Emissions testing

Formaldehyde
Determination for European E1
classification (EN 717-1)
Determination for ecolabels and
purchase specifications

Indoor air monitoring:

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Ecolabels and regulations
Testing with more than 10 protocols, Section 01350, LEED, SCAQMD,BIFMA, M1,EMICODE, GUT, CertiPUR, AgBB / DIBt / Ü mark, French VOC regulations, AFSSET, Blue Angel, Austrian ecolabel, Danish Indoor Climate Label, ...

Sustainable or "Green" Buildings
Consulting, material testing, auditing for LEED, BREEAM, HQE and more

Certifications
German Ü mark
Indoor Air Comfort certification
Declaration of conformity, CE marking

REACH
Company specific seminar / training
Inventory of hazardous materials
Communication along supply chain
Exposure assessment
Safety Data Sheets and GHS


EU Decopaint Directive
Determination of VOC content
Compliance document

EU Construction Products Directive (CPD)
Determination of leaching
into soil & water
Determination of emissions
into indoor air

Occupational safety & hygiene
Assessment of work places
Skin protection & gloves testing

Company Safety
Criteria of technical safety
Risk Evaluation

Safety of Plants
Risk assessment

Environmental Monitoring
Stack emissions
Water and soil
Waste

Safety of machines
Risk assessment
CE Coordination
Guidelinesconformity

In-house training and workshops

Contacts:

Interior products:

Eurofins Product Testing A/S, the world-wide market leader for VOC emissions chamber testing:
Smedeskovvej 38 - 8464 Galten - Denmark - Phone: +45 70 22 42 76

Noise reduction products, doors, walls, blinds, shutters, and more:

Eurofins Modulo Uno, Via Cuorgnè, 21 - 10156 Torino - Italy +39 011 22 22 225

Stones and cement:

Eurofins LEM, 20 rue du Kochersberg - 67701 Saverne Cedex - France - +33 (0) 3 88 91 19 11

General contact:

Please send an email to producttesting@eurofins.com.