4ward Testing is delighted to confirm their UKAS accreditation as an Approved Body Laboratory for microbial growth testing for sanitary sealants to EN ISO 846:1997, procedure B.
4ward Testing is currently unable to offer testing for EN ISO 846:1997; as there are no Laboratories in the UK available to offer this testing.
4ward Testing is now a UK Approved body for the testing of sealants to BS EN 15651 1-4:2012 and Tile Adhesives to BS EN 12004:2007+A1:2012 for the new UKCA mark.
With over 60 years of testing experience across a broad range of construction and manufacturing marketplaces 4ward Testing is uniquely positioned to be your testing partner.
The New 2017 version of the EN 15651-1-4 will not be approved for use in 2017 as it has been rejected by the EC Services and will not be cited in the OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union).
Members of the CEN TC349 will now be amending the 2017 version which will move straight to a new 2018 approved version.
As the only Notified Body Test Laboratory for Sealant Testing in the UK we will be continuing to test sealants to the 2012 version of the EN 15651 1-4 until the new 2018 version is approved.
Staying ahead of the competition Updated Sealant and Adhesive Standards BS EN 15651 1-5:2017 and BS EN 12004 1-2:2017
The BS EN 15651 1-5:2017 and BS EN 12004 1-2:2017 are currently being updated, and we await confirmation of their approval in the OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union). There are minor changes and improvements in these specifications which ensure procedures are clearer and diminish any ambiguity over performance requirements. We are certainly ready at 4Ward Testing to carry our any testing to the new specifications and have developed a new testing rig which gives us larger testing capacity with increased accuracy of amplitude and elongation measurements.