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For quality. Test Mark of TÜV Rheinland.

TÜV Rheinland Logo, Contact us at info@nl.tuv.comOur test mark is the visible indication of the highest possible quality in testing products, services, systems and processes in all sectors. The testmark consists of the shield with logo of TÜV Rheinland and a ID of the test. Furthermore external testmarks, a QR-code and year rings can be added to provide more information about the test, inspection or certification.

1 QR code

TUV Rheinland keurmerk keywords trefwoorden en IDThe QR code (QR stands for ‘quick response’) has been added to the test mark at the request of customers. Scanning it with a smart phone provides direct access to the certification database Certipedia by TÜV Rheinland.

On Certipedia comprehensive information about products, manufacturers and tests is available. Also photos, videos and descriptive text can be added.

2 ID number

As before, you can access the web page of the newly revised certification database by entering the ten-digit test ID number on Certipedia (former tuvdotcom.com). Those who wish to learn more about the test can find even more comprehensive details on Certipedia than before.

3 External test marks

TUV Rheinland keurmerk DuitsTest marks such as the GS mark are an integral part of the TÜV Rheinland test mark.

4 Keywords

The number of keywords are the same worldwide. They no longer describe the content of the test, but the results of the test: for example ISO 9001.

5 Year rings

TUV Rheinland keurmerk keywords trefwoorden en ID QR en herkeuringThe date of the periodically recurring tests is shown by the year rings.


Contact TÜV Rheinland for testing and certifying

We can help you with testing and certifying all kinds of products and services. Visit our website to get to know our services or contact us directly at info@nl.tuv.com

Certification and testing of glass by TÜV Rheinland

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TÜV Rheinland has a specialized group of people, based in the Netherlands, performing testing, inspections and certification of building materials. Products that can be certified are glass as used in building constructions (float, heat strengthened, tempered, coated, laminated glass, insulating glass units, fire – bullet – explosion resistant glass etc.), windows and doors, curtain walling, smoke and heat exhaust ventilation systems (SHEV’s) and sealants. 

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After products have been tested on aspects such as strength and durability, mechanical stability, safety, energy economy, sustainable use of natural resources and quality in own TÜV Rheinland or other accredited labs, the products can be certified.

Certification of glass

Certification activities include making a certification contract, performing initial audits, initial factory inspections, sample taking audits (for products with certain safety related properties), Factory Production Control (FPC) audits and other surveillance audits.

Clients often think that after a test a certificate will be issued. But testing is checking a product or service by use of a set of requirements and test methods (a standard) if that product/service fulfills the requirements of that standard. Testing results in a test report (not a certificate), it reflects the status of that one product (not: the production) on that moment. A test report says nothing about the quality of the ongoing production.
Certification is an ongoing process: the fabrication of the product is under continuous surveillance by the certification body, certification results in a certificate, if test results and audit results were and stay positive.

Certification of glass, voluntary of mandatory?

Certification of a construction products like glass can be voluntary or mandatory. It depends on the Attestation of Conformity system (level) of the product with its characteristics under the old Construction Products Directive or, from 1 July 2013, the ‘Systems of assessment and verification of constancy of performance’ under the new Construction Products Regulation EU No 305/2011 (law from 1 July in all EU member states).

In case of fire, bullet or explosion resistant materials, mostly system 1 is applicable, meaning that certification is mandatory. Clients can also decide for voluntary certification, to distinguish themselves from their competitors.

Range of services

On the website of TÜV Rheinland Nederland all services for glass testing and certification are listed. These includes these norms: EN13501-3/EN357, EN13501-5/EN1187, EN13501-1, EN13541, EN1063, EN12600, EN356, EN1288, EN12898, EN673, EN674, EN675, EN410, EN12758, EN572, EN1748-1, EN1748-2 , EN14178, EN15682, EN1863, EN12337, EN-ISO-12543, EN12150, EN14179, EN13024, EN14321, EN15682, EN15683, EN1036-1, EN1096-2, EN1096-3, EN1279-2, EN1279-3, EN1279-4, EN1279-6, EN1051, EN13022, EN15434, ETAG 002

Contact TÜV Rheinland for testing and certifying glass products

We can help you with testing and certifying glass materials. Visit our website to get to know our services for glass or contact us directly at info@nl.tuv.com