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Criteria for the allocation of the TÜV PROFiCERT-product Interior brand 1 General information General requirements for the product and the substances used Initial type test Emission testing for consumer health protection TÜV PROFiCERT-product Interior Standard TÜV PROFiCERT-product Interior PREMIUM Functional and quality testing Floor coverings Cleaning systems for textile floor coverings Auditing Monitoring tests Certification body and testing and monitoring bodies Criteria for the allocation of TÜV PROFiCERT-product Interior V1 / valid from Page 1 of 11 1 General information TÜV PROFiCERT-product Interior is a certification procedure specifically developed for interior products. Certification is done according to health and quality criteria. The criteria are selected in such a way that constructors, commerce and trade as well as the end customer obtain transparent and reliable information on the product on a comparable basis. TÜV PROFiCERT-product Interior takes into account the crucial processes of the product manufacturing and the factory s own production control. In addition, continuous surveillance is done by the approved and accredited testing laboratories Entwicklungs- und Prüflabor Holztechnologie GmbH (EPH) and TFI Aachen GmbH (TFI). The method used for the testing and monitoring cover the following three elements: Initial type test For the initial type test, each product (product group) and/or each system is inspected for compliance with the determined criteria on the basis of the worst case scenario (more detailed information see Chapter 3). Auditing The quality assurance measures taken by the manufacturer himself (own monitoring measures) are examined in the companies concerned (more detailed information see Chapter 4). Monitoring tests At least once a year, TÜV Hessen or the inspection bodies EPH or TFI take product samples from the manufacturer or from the market. Subsequently, the screening method is used to monitor these samples in view of their compliance with the test criteria (more detailed information can be found in Chapter 5). A certification is only possible if all the conditions set out are met. Depending on the product group, different requirements are defined for the products. The criteria for TÜV PROFiCERT-product Interior Standard are the minimum requirements to be adhered to. The objective is to prevent that products which might constitute a health hazard to the consumer are not labelled. The brand TÜV PROFiCERT-product Interior is offered in four variants: - TÜV PROFiCERT-product Interior Standard - TÜV PROFiCERT-product Interior Standard with additional quality testing - TÜV PROFiCERT-product Interior PREMIUM - TÜV PROFiCERT-product Interior PREMIUM with additional quality testing According to all scientific findings, products and constructions which fulfil the criteria of the standard variant also meet the requirements for a healthy living and working environment. Therefore, comparable criteria can also be found in the statutory requirements of certain countries. The very stringent requirements of the PREMIUM variant can only be met by products or constructions by using exclusively selected preliminary products and by taking special care during the production process. Therefore, these products ensure a very good indoor quality already at the beginning of the use phase. In addition to the health-related evaluation, it is also possible to have additional functional and quality tests performed and to promote them. Thus, the consumer obtains information on further properties of Criteria for the allocation of TÜV PROFiCERT-product Interior V1 / valid from Page 2 of 11 the product. The type of test to be conducted depends on the product category and can be derived from the certificate itself. On the internet, TÜV Hessen publishes the tested products by indicating the relevant certificate number and the status of the certificate (www.proficert.com). 2 General requirements for the product and the substances used The materials used for the product manufacturing shall not contain or release any substances or preparations as constituents that are (1) substances identified as substances of high concern according to the regulation for chemicals REACH (EU) 1907/2006 and included in the list established according to REACH, Article 59 (1) (so-called list of candidates ). (2) substances classified into the following hazard classes and categories according to the criteria of the CLP Regulation or substances that meet the following criteria for such a classification: carcinogenicity according to category Carc. 1A or Carc. 1B (H350); in deviation to this, there are emission thresholds for formaldehyde (see Table 1 and Table 2) germ cell mutagen (mutagenic) according to category Muta. 1A or Muta. 1B (H340) reproductive toxicity according to category Repr. 1A or Repr. 1B (H360F, HH360D, H360FD, H360Fd, H360Df) acute toxicity according to category Acute Tox. 1, Acute Tox. 2 or Acute Tox. 3 (H300, H301, H310, H311, H330, H331) Specific target organ toxicity according to category STOT, single exposure 1 or STOT repeated exposure 1 (H370, H372) (3) classified according to the German Technical Rules for Hazardous Substances 905 (TRGS 905): carcinogenic substances (K1, K2) mutagenic substances (M1, M2) substances toxic to reproduction (RF1, RF2) substances known to impair fertility in humans (RE1, RE2). The product shall meet all legal requirements of the country in which it is to be provided and/or in which the manufacturer intends to provide it. These include amongst others (if applicable): REACH Regulation (EU) No. 1907/2006 Biocides Regulation (EU) No. 528/2012 Construction Products Regulation (EU) No. 305/2011 German Chemicals Regulation By signing the monitoring contract, the applicant declares to comply with the requirements of the substances to be used in the product and to respect the legal requirements. Furthermore, a random sampling of the substances used is done within the scope of the monitoring tests. Criteria for the allocation of TÜV PROFiCERT-product Interior V1 / valid from Page 3 of 11 3 Initial type test The initial type test is made to find out whether the prerequisites for the certification of a product or a system are met. The initial type test always comprises an assessment of the effects on human health and may be supplemented by quality statements. The underlying criteria for the initial type test are described in the following chapters. 3.1 Emission testing for consumer health protection The evaluation of the effects of the products on human health is based on the rules of the AgBB scheme. The emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOC) are determined according to the ISO series or to the standard pren by the use of the test chamber method. For the tests, only products shall be used which are not older than three (3) months at the time of the sampling (merchantability must have been obtained) TÜV PROFiCERT-product Interior Standard Table 1: Emission thresholds and emission requirements for TÜV PROFiCERT-product Interior Standard TÜV PROFiCERT-product Interior Standard Requirements xx µg/m³ Parameter 3 days 28 days Total volatile organic compounds TVOC (AgBB) 10,000 1,000 Total of semi-volatile organic compounds TSVOC 100 Total VOC without LCI (D) 100 R-Value (LCI) (D)* 1.0 Formaldehyde 60 Acetaldehyde 200 Toluene 300 Tetrachloroethylene 350 Xylene Dichlorobenzene 90 Styrene 350 Trichloroethylene 1 DEHP 1 DBP 1 Carcinogenic substances 10 1 each In addition for parquet and wood flooring (smoked oak) Ammonia 149 * dimensionless parameter The compliance with the requirements is also ensured when all 28-days parameters are fulfilled at an earlier point of time than after 28 days. Criteria for the allocation of TÜV PROFiCERT-product Interior V1 / valid from Page 4 of 11 Thus, the TÜV PROFiCERT-product Interior Standard brand meets the following emission requirements: AgBB, February 2015 Emission class A according to the French regulation on VOC Décret n du 23 mars 2011 Belgian VOC regulation on emissions from construction products 8 MEI Koninklijk besluit tot vaststelling van de drempelniveaus voor de emissies naar het binnenmilieu van bouwproducten voor bepaalde beoogde gebruiken LEED v4 (outside North America; LEED v4 for BUILDING DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION, April 5, 2016) BREEAM International New Construction 2016 (Technical Manual SD ), General Level Criteria for the allocation of TÜV PROFiCERT-product Interior V1 / valid from Page 5 of 11 3.1.2 TÜV PROFiCERT-product Interior PREMIUM Table 2: Emission thresholds and requirements for TÜV PROFiCERT-product Interior PREMIUM TÜV PROFiCERT-product Interior PREMIUM Requirements [µg/m³] Parameter 3 days 28 days Total volatile organic compounds TVOC (AgBB) 1, Total of semi-volatile organic compounds TSVOC 100 Total VOC without LCI (D) 100 R-Value (LCI) (D)* 1.0 Formaldehyde Dichlorobenzene 60 Trichloroethylene 1 DEHP 1 DBP 1 Carcinogenic substances 5 1 each In addition or deviating for textile floor coverings: Total volatile organic compounds TVOC (AgBB) 100 Total of semi-volatile organic compounds TSVOC 30 Total VOC without LCI (D) 50 Formaldehyde, Acetaldehyde and other Aldehydes each 4 4-Phenylcyclohexene Dichlorobenzene 40 2-Ethylhexanoic acid 15 4-Vinylcyclohexene 2 Ethylbenzene 40 Naphthalene 3 N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone 40 Styrene 2 Tetrachloroethylene 10 Toluene 20 Vinyl acetate 40 Xylenes 40 In addition or deviating for resilient floor coverings: Total of semi-volatile organic compounds TSVOC (AgBB) 30 In addition or deviating for parquet and wood flooring (smoked oak): Ammonia 24 In addition or deviating for flooring installation products and underlays: Total volatile organic compounds TVOC (toluene equivalent) Total VOC without LCI (D) 40 Acetaldehyde 40 * dimensionless parameter Criteria for the allocation of TÜV PROFiCERT-product Interior V1 / valid from Page 6 of 11 Thus, the TÜV PROFiCERT-product Interior PREMIUM brand meets the following emission requirements: AgBB, February 2015 Emission class A+ according to the French regulation on VOC Décret n du 23 mars 2011 Belgian VOC regulation on emissions from construction products 8 MEI Koninklijk besluit tot vaststelling van de drempelniveaus voor de emissies naar het binnenmilieu van bouwproducten voor bepaalde beoogde gebruiken LEED v4 (outside North America; LEED v4 for BUILDING DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION, April 5, 2016) BREEAM International New Construction 2016 (Technical Manual SD ), Exemplary Level Finnish M1 classification for construction products, version (the requirements for acceptability and ammonia are not included. The emission of ammonia for smoked oak parquet is an exception). In addition for textile floor coverings: GUT / PRODIS (Gemeinschaft umweltfreundlicher Teppichboden e.v.) (The requirements for odour are not included) RAL-UZ 128 (Blue Angel) February 2016 (The requirements for odour are not included) EU-Ecolabel for textile floor coverings (2009/967/EC) Austrian environmental label, guideline UZ 56, floor coverings, version 3.0, January 1, 2015 (The requirements for odour are not included) In addition for resilient floor coverings: RAL UZ 120 (not for PVC flooring), February 2011 Austrian Eco Label, Guideline UZ 56, floor coverings, version 3.0, January 1, 2015 (The requirements for odour are not included) In addition for parquet and wood flooring, laminate floor coverings, MMF floor coverings: RAL UZ 176 (Blue Angel), January 2013 Austrian Eco Label, Guideline UZ 56, floor coverings, version 3.0, January 1, 2015 In addition for underlays for installation, flooring installation materials Emicode EC1 Plus, RAL UZ 113 (installation materials), June 2011 RAL UZ 156 (flooring underlays), February 2011 Criteria for the allocation of TÜV PROFiCERT-product Interior V1 / valid from Page 7 of 11 3.2 Functional and quality testing Floor coverings The functional and quality tests are based on the following classification standards for floor coverings in the respective valid version. The results achieved can be promoted by the use of pictograms according to FCSS (Floor Covering Standard Symbols) and are listed in the certificate. Textile floor coverings: EN 1307 Textile floor coverings - Classification EN Textile floor coverings - Classification of machine-made pile rugs and runners PVC floor coverings: ISO Resilient floor coverings - Homogeneous poly(vinyl chloride) floor coverings - Specification ISO Resilient floor coverings - Heterogeneous poly(vinyl chloride) floor coverings - Specification EN Resilient floor coverings - Expanded (cushioned) poly(vinyl chloride) floor covering - Specification EN 650 Resilient floor coverings - Polyvinyl chloride floor coverings on jute backing or on polyester felt backing or on polyester felt with polyvinyl chloride backing - Specification EN 651 Resilient floor coverings - Polyvinyl chloride floor coverings with foam layer - Specification Linoleum: EN ISO Resilient floor coverings - Specification for plain and decorative linoleum EN 686 Resilient floor coverings - Specification for plain and decorative linoleum on a foam backing EN 687 Resilient floor coverings - Specification for plain and decorative linoleum on a corkment backing EN 688 Resilient floor coverings - Specification for corklinoleum Cork floor coverings EN Resilient floor coverings - Cork floor tiles - Specification Elastomer floor coverings: EN 1817 Resilient floor coverings - Specification for homogeneous and heterogeneous smooth rubber floor coverings EN 1816 Resilient floor coverings - Specification for homogeneous and heterogeneous smooth rubber floor coverings with foam backing EN Resilient floor coverings - Specifications for homogeneous and heterogeneous relief rubber floor coverings EN Resilient floor coverings - Specification for smooth rubber floor coverings with or without foam backing with a decorative layer Criteria for the allocation of TÜV PROFiCERT-product Interior V1 / valid from Page 8 of 11 Multilayer modular floor coverings EN Loose-laid panels - Semi-rigid multilayer modular floor covering (MMF) panels with wear resistant top layer EN Resilient floor coverings - Specification for floor panels for loose laying Synthetic thermoplastic polymers EN Resilient floor coverings - Floor coverings based upon synthetic thermoplastic polymers - Specification Laminate floor coverings EN Laminate floor coverings - Elements with a surface layer based on aminoplastic thermosetting resins - Specifications, requirements and test methods EN Laminate floor coverings - Elements with acrylic based surface layer, electron beam cured - Specifications, requirements and test methods EN Laminate floor coverings - Elements with directly applied printing and resin surface layer - Specifications, requirements and test methods Parquet and wood flooring EN Wood-based panels - Wood veneer floor coverings EN 13226, Wood flooring - Solid parquet elements with grooves and/or tongues EN 13629, Wood flooring - Solid individual and pre-assembled hardwood boards EN 13489, Wood flooring - Multi-layer parquet elements EN 13990, Wood flooring - Solid softwood floor boards Criteria for the allocation of TÜV PROFiCERT-product Interior V1 / valid from Page 9 of 11 3.2.2 Cleaning systems for textile floor coverings The functional tests and quality tests for cleaning systems ensure that the declared cleaning effect will be achieved. For this purpose, a test adapted to the respective cleaning system is conducted. These can be for example: Determination of the cleaning performance of soiled products according to the laboratory soiling test method ISO Determination of the cleaning performance (staining according to the TFI-method) Determination of the soiling propensity (soiling before and after cleaning, one or more cleaning cycles) according to the laboratory soiling test standard ISO Determination of the water and oil repellency according to the 3M drop test and EN Moreover it is examined, if the cleaning system has a negative impact on the properties of textile floor coverings. The main focus is set on the following properties: Colour fastness (colour fastness to artificial light according to ISO 105-B02, colour fastness to rubbing according to ISO 105-X12, colour fastness to water according to ISO 105-E01) Reaction to fire (the fire classification shall not be affected) Electrostatic charge during the walking test according to ISO Auditing The manufacturer shall develop an own monitoring system for the products / production. He shall make available suitable skilled staff, facilities and devices. The results of the manufacturer's own monitoring measures shall be recorded and evaluated. The own monitoring measures shall be performed according to the principles of DIN and, if applicable, according to the requirements of the own factory production control for products underlying a harmonized standard. At least once a year, the own monitoring system shall be monitored at the production site by EPH/TFI or TÜV Hessen. The following requirements are checked: - documentation requirements - management requirements - customer requirements - demands on employees - test requirements 5 Monitoring tests In order to guarantee the certificate's statements about the product or the systems, the TÜV Hessen or the EPH/TFI will take representative product samples from the manufacturer or the market at least once a year in addition to the audits performed at the production site. The compliance of these samples with the test criteria is monitored by means of the screening method. The monitoring comprises the assessment of the effects on human health and, if part of the certificate, the statements about the product quality. The monitoring testing is intended not only to test the product directly, but also to perform an indirect quality review of the factory production controls. Criteria for the allocation of TÜV PROFiCERT-product Interior V1 / valid from Page 10 of 11 6 Certification body and testing and monitoring bodies Certification body: TÜV Technische Überwachung Hessen GmbH Rüdesheimer Straße Darmstadt Germany Phone: +49 (0) Fax: +49 (0) Internet: Monitoring bodies: Entwicklungs- und Prüflabor Holztechnologie GmbH (EPH) Zellescher Weg Dresden Germany Phone: +49 (0) Fax: +49 (0) Internet: TFI Aachen GmbH Charlottenburger Allee Aachen Germany Phone: +49 (0) Fax: +49 (0) Internet: Criteria for the allocation of TÜV PROFiCERT-product Interior V1 / valid from Page 11 of 11
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