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Product Ranges

Garden Gloves and Appareal

          • Gloves:
            • General requirements based in EN 420: Dimensions, dexterity, water permeability, determination of protein content in natural rubber gloves.
            • Characteristics against mechanical risks based in EN 388: Abrasion, cut, tear and puncture resistance.
            • EN 420+A1 - General requirements and test method
              • NF EN 420:2004 + A1:2010-6.1 - Dimensions
              • NF EN 420:2004 + A1:2010-6.2 - Dexterity
              • NF EN 420:2004 + A1:2010-6.3 - Water permeability
              • NF EN 420:2004 + A1:2010-4.3 - Safety of gloves (EN455-3) / Determination of protein content
            • EN 388/03 - Characteristics against mechanical risks
              • EN 388:2004 6-1 - Resistance to abrasion
              • EN 388:2004 6-2 - Cut resistance
              • EN 388:2004 6-3 - Tear resistance
              • EN 388:2004 6-4 - Puncture resistance
          • Apparel: Textile performance tests, flammability, etc.
          • Chemical tests: REACH restricted substances and SVHCs, etc.

Garden Accessories and Hand Tools

          • Global and dimensional characteristics:
            • Fittings/garden nose taps
            • Sprinkler
            • Suspension rod
            • Garden tools
            • Garden guns/lances
          • Adaptability of garden accessories
          • Thickness of coatings
          • Use tests on garden accessories: Ease of use, handling, etc.
          • Salt spray aging 24h
          • Climatic tests: Corrosion tests, temperature-humidity aging, UV aging
          • Physical & mechanical-performance: Bending, hardness, scratch resistance on coatings, resistance after aging, abrasion resistance, handle resistance, pull-apart test, etc.
          • Chemical tests: REACH restricted substances and SVHCs, POPs, etc.

Bulbs, plants, flowers and fertilizers

Bulbs, plants and flowers:

          • Growth test
            • Performed by Eurofins Agroscience
            • Real conditions
            • Ground selection (geographical area)
            • Variable time depending on season and products

Fertilizers

          • Physico-chemical characteristics
          • Oligo-elements
          • Dimethoate - NF EN 12393
          • Nitrogen - phosphorus - potassium - magnesium (NPK + MgO according to Regulation CE 2003/2003)
          • Iron- Regulation CE 2003/2003
          • Tensile strength of plastic bag packaging (50 x 15 mm 500 mm/min)

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Pest Control

          • Anti-moth characteristics
          • Difenacoum - HPLC/UV
          • Chlorpyriphos Ethyl - HPLC/UV
          • Plant treatement: sample preparation (non aerosol)
          • Mancozèbe - Keppel
          • Brookfield viscosity 20°C
          • Plant treatment: sample preparation (aerosol)
          • Net weight
          • Methyl nonyl ketone - GC-FID – in a liquid or in granules
          • Physical-chemical characterization
            • Weight and volume
            • Dry extract 3h
            • Internal status of container
            • pH - NF EN 1262
            • Viscosity
            • Density 20 °C - NF T 73-405
            • Humidity 105ºC
            • etc.
          • Chemical tests:
            • Total anionic (NF EN ISO 2271 or potentiometric)
            • Cypermethrine- NF EN 12393
            • methyl nonyl ketone
            • Bitrex (denatonium benzoate) - HPLC
            • Methaldehyde- NF U 43-115
            • Chlorophacinone- HPLC/UV
            • Perfume- GC/MS
            • Diazinon- NF EN 12393
            • Dicofol- NF EN 12393
            • etc.
          • REACH/CLP testin
          • Performance tests
            • on insecticides (flying insects):
              • Efficiency test (killing test)
              • Efficiency on mosquitoes repulsive products
              • Long-lasting test
              • Surrounding mosquito repellency
            • on insecticides (creeping insects):
              • Efficiency test (killing test)
              • Long-lasting test

Coal

Fuels, solid biofuels

Tests:

          • Humidity
          • Ash content
          • Volatile matter content
          • Calorific power (PCS /PCI)
          • Elemental analysis (C,H,N,S)
          • Halogen content: Chlorine, fluor
          • Major and trace content of metals
          • Organic compounds content (PCB /PCT, PAH, hydrocarbons…)
          • Granulometry, etc.

Garden furniture

          • Standard EN 581-1, 2, 3 for  outdoor furniture- seating and tables.
          • Physical & mechanical- performance  tests:
            • Edges, shearing points, openings
            • Strength
            • Durability (Fatigue tests)
            • Stability
            • Cross cut adhesion (coatings)
            • Moisture content (wooden products)
            • Hardness tests
            • Colour fastness and other performance tests for textile parts
            • Flammability of textiles
          • Environmental tests: Corrosion tests, temperature-humidity Aging, UV aging.
          • Chemical tests:
            REACH restricted substances and SVHCs.
          • Use tests/Fitness for use: Ease of use, installation, withdrawal, handling, etc.
          • Outdoor furniture intended to be used by young children (Standard NFD 60 300)

Garden Power Tools

          • Notified Body and Certification Body Services (GS, CB, TCB, etc.)
          • Material testing: Including flammability tests for various materials (e.g. glow wire test, needle flame, V-0, V-1)
          • Physical & mechanical tests: Life time and permanent load tests - electrical and mechanical, mechanical stress shock, etc.
          • Chemical tests: PAHs, RoHS, REACH, etc.
          • EMC & electrical safety tests: safety tests, construction checks, expert opinion, EMF, etc.
          • Acoustics & vibration: Yests and measurement
          • Environmental tests:Corrosion tests, temperature and humidity, thermal shock, UV aging, dust and water IP tests, etc.
          • FFU: Fit-For-Use / Performance tests

Pool

Accessories:

          • Global and dimensional characteristics
          • Physical & mechanical-performance: Bending, hardness, thickness and scratch resistance on coatings, resistance after aging, abrasion resistance, handle resistance, pull-apart test, etc.
          • Use tests: Ease of use, handling, installation, assembly, …
          • Climatic tests : Corrosion tests, temperature-humidity aging, UV aging

Pool chemicals:

          • Microbiology & biocidal activities
          • Disinfection tests
          • Bactericidal activity
          • Chlorine
          • Bromine
          • Compressive strength (tablets)
          • Active oxygen
          • Hydrogen peroxide content
          • Boric acid
          • Anti-algae

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BBQ

          • Physical & mechanical testing
          • Food contact tests and other chemical tests (i.e. REACH)
          • Electrical tests (for electrical BBQ)
          • Use tests
          • Climatic tests : Corrosion tests, temperature-humidity aging, UV aging
          • Barbecues burning solid fuels (construction and safety test: Standard EN 1860)
          • Solid fuel characterization
            • Humidity
            • Ash content
            • Volatile matter content
            • Calorific value
            • Elemental analysis (C,H,N,S).
            • Halogen content: Chlorine, fluor
            • Major and trace content of metals.
            • Organic compounds content (PCB /PCT, PAH, hydrocarbons…).
            • Granulometry, etc.

From DIY Powertools-Garden - services should go to E&E (related fields)

          • Hedge trimmers
          • Lawn trimmers
          • Garden blowers
          • Electrical scissors type grass shears

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