Chemical test of personal protective equipment
We offer Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) testing and approval for importers, manufacturers and distributors. This allows you to ensure and document that your product meets the standards
Accredited tests ensure that your personal protective equipment meets the specifications of current standards
Personal protective equipment against chemicals is regulated by Directive 89/686/EØF, also called the PPE-directive (Personal Protective Equipment). This means that requirements are made on the safety and quality of the products.
Third party tests - also of existing products
Tailored tests ensure your documentation to the customers
Primarily, we apply performance testing of the complete equipment as well as permeation and penetration tests of the equipment, from which we determine if the barrier against chemicals is efficient.
The chemical may pass to the person, either by diffusion through the material (permeation) or by penetrating the material via small holes or places in which the material in the equipment is not tight or leak proof.
Usually we test according to the harmonised standards in EU, but we also provide specialised tests, e.g. if you need to document that your product protects against specific chemicals. This may provide your product with a competitive streak at the market.
Years of experience ensures you a stable partner
We have had the laboratory facilities to test within this field for 30 years. We also participate in the standardisation work and the vertical groups of EU laboratories for respiratory protective devices (VG2) and protective clothing (VG5). We are accredited by DANAK (65 and 8) for most tests in the standards.
The tests may create basis for CE marking of the product, e.g. with FORCE Certification.
FORCE Technology is accredited by DANAK (65 and 8) to perform most tests required in the standards (See fact box). These tests can form the basis for an CE marking of the product from a Notified Body such as FORCE Certification.
Read more about certification of Personal Protective Equipment.