CE & ISO Certification of ceramic & porcelain tile from India
ISO Certification of Ceramic & Porcelain Tile from India
ISO 9001 is the standard set by the ISO under the Quality Management System “QMS” and all of our products are following the ISO 9001. All of our porcelain tile and ceramic tile manufacturing facilities are certified ISO 9001 and the scope of activities covered are defined to manufacture and supply of ceramic and porcelain tile.
Normative References of the ISO which covers the porcelain tile & ceramic tile for example are between ISO 10545-1 to ISO 10545-16. These are different test methods which are developed by the ISO. For example, ISO 10545-14 is a test method to determine the resistance to stains in the ceramic and porcelain tile.
CE Marking of Ceramic & Porcelain tile from India
Most of our products are also assessed and found to conforming the requirements of the CE Marking. For the porcelain tile we comply with the requirements of Construction Products Regulation (CPR 305). Our porcelain tile manufacturing plant has been issued a Declaration of Conformity according to EN 14411 and thus we are able to place the CE marking on our product packaging.
The typical technical specification report as tested and reported by the laboratory for our glazed porcelain tile is as follows :
Our technical specification for the porcelain tile is covered under mainly four main categories :
It covers the deviations in length, width, thickness, surface flatness and other surface related parameters.
Water absorption, Strength, Breaking Strength, Slip Resistance, Surface Abrasive properties etc are covered in section.
It includes the stain and chemical resistance of a tile.
It includes the frost, crazing & thermal shock resistance, moisture and thermal expansion.
We have a proper certification and nationally recognised laboratory reports updated every few weeks but to ensure the proper quality is maintained during our production, we maintain a test done on every batch of every production on a daily basis. We have a dedicated team to undergo the quality test at the factory itself. In short, all the material which is packed and dispatched from our factory under the first choice material are in house qc certified.
Our QC test report example is as below :
In this article we will go through a few of the tests which we undergo during our in house qc test. All of these tests are done after 24 hours of production and the random tiles from the production are chosen to undergo the test. We choose on an average random 10 tiles from every 1000 tiles produced of the same batch number for the test.
Deviation in Length, Width & Thickness of ceramic & porcelain tile
Deviation in length & width is automatically checked by the machine after the rectification process and before packing them into the box. It is set to automatically allow the deviation range i.e. +/- 0.1% (for deviation in length and width of porcelain tile) and +/- 5.0% for the deviation in thickness.
If the deviation is larger than the desired range, then the machine triggers an error and signals it.
However, our qc test checks the deviation test after at least 24 hours after the production and they check it with the vernier caliper.
Surface Flatness of ceramic & porcelain tile
Surface flatness is measured using the tapered feeler gauge. There is a separate article based on how to measure the surface flatness of the porcelain tile from India if you want to know more details.
Market Test of ceramic & porcelain tile
Marker test is a simple test to check the stain resistance. The tile is marked with the marker ink and then it is wiped with the help of a cloth and chalk powder. If the marker ink is removed then the tile passes the test and if the ink is not removed totally then it fails the test.
Water Absorption of ceramic & porcelain tile
Water Absorption is a very important parameter in the ceramic and porcelain tile and especially in the porcelain tile. The water absorption should be less than 0.5% but generally our tile are of vitrified body and the kiln temperature goes upto 1200 degree C giving the WA less than 0.05%.
This test is conducted by sinking the tile in water overnight.
If you wish to learn more about the quality of our tile and other products then please visit our website page on the same.
Alternatively you can contact us for any further and direct questions or comments.