The CE marking certifies that a product has met safety, environmental protection, health and consumers protection required by Construction Products Directive (CPD 89/106/EEC) and related standards (European harmonised standard EN 14041), moreover, it could avoid technical barriers reasonably to trade freely in European market and open other international market.
From 1 January 2007 on, all the carpet covering which would into European market should meet related directive and standard, tested, certified and affix CE mark.
CE marking to carpet / CE marking to textile - EN 14041- Requirement
EN1307 is a performance standard. It means never compromise on the things that matter!
The EN1307 standard is a European standard for test and classification of textile flooring and is a 100% physical test compared to the outdated BS7131, where only 40% of the test is physical, i.e. primarily based on mathematical calculations.
Carpets and carpet tiles are put to the test and subsequently labeled according to EN1307 standards. Emphasis on quality gives our clients total peace of mind, as the EN1307 represents the very latest and most stringent official test criteria for wear life. The standard makes it easy to compare products with each other or competing products.
Tests and measurements of durability, appearance retention, fiber retention, colour fastness, etc. must always be conducted and the EN1307 requirements should be met in order for a product to be classified. In addition, specific demands are made on carpet tiles.
EN1307 - An assurance to:
The Prodis Label!
PRODIS: THE UNIFORM PRODUCT INFORMATION SYSTEM OF THE EUROPEAN CARPET INDUSTRY
PRODIS is the first comprehensive consumer information system that integrates information on environmental issues, consumer health and safety topics as well as information on use areas and additional characteristics of textile floor coverings. PRODIS provides reliable information for consumers and professionals and is based on two elements: the GUT test system for VOC emissions and chemicals the Floor Covering Standard Symbols (FCSS). These symbols show the use and wear classes for carpet as well as the many additional product characteristics PRODIS is more than a new label of carpets. It is the visible sign of a renewed confidence in carpet. Carpet is not simply a solution for covering a floor, it is also the best choice.
In short, PRODIS stands for: