4ward Testing is the first Notified Testing Laboratory in the UK for sealants for the hEN 15651:2012 parts 1-5 set of standards, enabling manufacturers to CE mark their products.

Under the Construction Products Regulation (CPR), the harmonised EN standard was developed to enable the CE marking of sealants for Facade, Glazing, Sanitary and Pedestrian Walkways applications. This became effective from 1st July 2013 and CE marking is now mandatory (from 1st July 2014).

CE marking allows a product to be legally placed on the market in any Member State and demonstrates consistency of performance by the manufacturer. Under the CPR there are different levels for the Assessment and Verification of Constancy of Performance AVCP (formerly Attestation of Conformity). For most products covered by the EN 15651, initial type testing must be carried out by a Notified Testing Laboratory. As a Notified Testing Laboratory, 4ward Testing can provide the complete spectrum of sealant tests (Facade, Glazing, Sanitary and Pedestrian walkways) for CE marking.

 

CE Marking and declaration of performance for Sealants to hEN 15651 standards

System for Attestation and Verification of Constancy of Performance (AVCP)

Initial Type testing (ITT) attestation levelEN 15651 – 1 FacadeEN 15651 – 2 GlazingEN 15651 – 3 SanitaryEN 15651 – 4 Pedestrian Walkway
Level 3Exterior Notified body for type TestingNotified body for type testingNotified body for type testingNotified body for type testing
Level 4    

4ward Testing is able to provide the AVCP level 3 tests for the hEN 15651 for CE marking.

 

With the most up to date information and in-depth understanding of the hEN 15651 standards, as well as a partnership with BASA (British Adhesives and Sealants Association), we aim to provide a complete sealant testing solution to all manufacturers and distributors.

hEN 15651:2012 Part 1-4 includes:

BS EN ISO 7390:2003 Jointing Products – Determination of resistance to flow of sealants

BS EN ISO 10563:2005 Sealants – Determination of change in mass and volume

BS EN ISO 10591:2005 Sealants – Determination of adhesion/cohesion properties of sealants after immersion in water

BS EN ISO 10590:2005 Sealants – Determination of tensile properties of sealants at maintained extension after immersion in water

BS EN ISO 8339:2005 Sealants – Determination of tensile properties (Extension to break)

BS EN ISO 8340:2005 Sealants – Determination of tensile properties at maintained extension

BS EN ISO 11431:2002 Jointing products – Determination of adhesion/cohesion properties of sealants after exposure to heat, water and artificial light through glass

BS EN ISO 7389:2003 Jointing products – Determination of elastic recovery of sealants

BS EN ISO 9046:2004 Jointing products – Determination of adhesion/cohesion properties of sealants at constant temperaBS EN ISO 9047:2003 Jointing products – Determination of adhesion/cohesion properties of sealants at variable temperatures

BS EN ISO 9047:2003 – Determination of adhesion/cohesion properties of sealants at variable temperatures

BS EN 11432:2005 Sealants – Determination of resistance to compression

BS EN 14187 – 3:2003 Sealants – Part 3: Test method for determination of self-levelling properties

BS EN ISO 868:2003 Plastics and ebonite – Determination of the indentation hardness by means of a durometer

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