TÜV PROFiCERT-product Interior

TÜV PROFiCERT-product Interior

Common Label for the Health and Quality Assessment of Interior Products

TÜV Hessen cooperates with TFI Aachen GmbH and EPH (Entwicklungs- und Prüflabor Holztechnologie GmbH) in the field of product certification. They jointly award the „TÜV PROFiCERT-product Interior“ brand.

Among experts, TFI Aachen GmbH is considered as a testing laboratory for textile and resilient floor coverings as well as surfaces for sports areas. Since October 2016, these competences have perfectly been completed by the EPH, with the focus on wood flooring, parquet and laminate, MMF floor coverings, furniture as well as coatings.

The criteria for the allocation of TFI-TÜV PROFiCERT brand provide detailed information on the test criteria and the admitted emission limit values.

The "TÜV PROFiCERT-product Interior” provides information on the products and their manufacturing under qualitative, health (emissions) and ecological (harmful substances) principals. The tests certify that the customer has purchased a safe and “healthy living” product. In view of the fact that today, we spend more than 90% of our time in closed rooms, this is without doubt a good decision.

Architects, contractors and processors consider themselves responsible in this respect and therefore prefer products with tested properties. Moreover, residents increasingly make a conscious purchase decision for tested properties and environmental aspects.
Statements on health aspects are also of growing significance.

Regardless of the customer requirements, manufacturers or sales organisations assume the responsibility for their products. The TÜV PROFiCERT-product Interior brand provides safety to the company before a product has been placed on the market. We all have heard about the recall campaigns of large business enterprises, which are often related to a considerable image loss.

Manufacturers are entitled to refer to the certification according to the criteria of TÜV PROFiCERT-product Interior by affixing the label to the product or the product packaging. They are also authorised to make reference to the certification in their product descriptions. Thus, the consumer is informed that his product has been “tested for emissions and harmful substances”.

Indenpendent label
The certificate „TÜV PROFiCERT-product Interior“ is an independent label, because the TÜV trademark is exclusively awarded by independent third parties. Thus, testing and certification are not performed by one single source and this is an outstanding feature of “TÜV PROFiCERT-product Interior“.

Quality tested

The certification with TÜV PROFiCERT-product Interior either comprises the criteria quality and emissions / harmful substances or alternatively only emissions / harmful substances.

The product label with the supplement “Quality Tested” provides information on the aspects of health protection and safety as well as quality and thus offers the following advantages:

- a guaranteed quality promise differentiated within a product category
- providing a correlation between quality, function and price.

For both allocation models, framework conditions have been set out, to which the products must conform. For each product group, detailed requirement criteria have been specified, which are available to the public.

Testing
The certification within the scope of TÜV PROFiCERT-product Interior is based on the following three pillars:
1. Initial type test
2. Regular monitoring of the production at the production site (auditing)
3. Regular monitoring of the products

These three pillars create safety:
- The product meets all emission requirements for the various relevant environmental labels and the legal requirements, which are also named in the certificate (depending on variant selected: standard or premium *)
- Products are tested by an independent testing laboratory (TFI or EPH). A self-declaration of the manufacturer is not allowed.
- The product quality is an (optional) part of testing and monitoring.
- In addition to the approval testing, regular market surveillance and additional tests will be carried out at the production site (audits).
- The current status of the certificate is always available to the customer on the internet (www.proficert.com)

Only if all these three aspects are fulfilled and the determined specifications are thus guaranteed, a high degree of safety can be assured to the customer.

The criteria for TÜV PROFiCERT-product Interior are defined in such a way that retailers and consumers obtain transparent, reliable and comparable information on the product.

At present, more than 600 products have been certified according to TÜV PROFiCERT-product. These include products from the following product categories:
- Floor coverings
- Flooring installation products (floor screeds, levelling compounds, adhesives...)
- Ceiling and wall coverings
- Cleaning detergent

Regardless of this certification procedure, the product manufacturer remains expressly responsible for the product within the meaning of product liability. TÜV Hessen publishes the tested products with the corresponding number in the product database.


Certification body TÜV Hessen
Robert-Bosch-Straße 16
64293 Darmstadt / Germany
Tel.: +49 6151 600-331
FAX: +49 6151 600-336
E-Mail: Contact us

** Note: TÜV Hessen does not assume any liability for the contents and statements made on the mentioned internet sites of its partners. In case of complaints, please refer to the originator of the respective site. We thank you for your understanding.

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