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NorGeoSpec laboratories

NorGeoSpec laboratories are mandated by the NorGeoSpec Certification Body (SINTEF).
Within the NorGeoSpec system the laboratories perform tests on samples received from the inspection agent. The results of the tests are sent to the NorGeoSpec Certification Body.
No direct contact is permitted between the testing laboratory and the producer in connection with an application for NorGeoSpec certification. Laboratories which contravene this rule will be excluded from further testing for a period decided in consultation with the Technical Committee.

In order to ensure that the NorGeoSpec laboratories operate at a comparable, high level of testing quality, they are required to participate in a programme of continuous improvement of testing quality organised by SINTEF.
Participation in this programme is open to other interested laboratories (e.g. producers’ laboratories).
More detailed information on the qualifying program can be found under „SINTEF Laboratory Qualifying Program (SLQP) on this website.
The tests which specific laboratories are qualified to perform, and any restrictions applicable, are listed in the following table:

 

Laboratory Mass per unit area
 

Tensile strength

Static puncture test

Cone drop test

Characteristic opening size Water permeability Link
 
EN ISO
9864
EN ISO
10319
EN ISO
12236
EN ISO
13433
EN ISO
12956
EN ISO
11059
 
BTTG Testing & Certification Ltd. x x x x x x www.bttg.co.uk
ifth x x x x x x www.ifth.ofg
Kiwa MPA Bautest GmbH x x x x x x www.kiwa.de
SKZ-Testing GmbH x x x x x x www.skz.de