Role of accreditation in this sector
The specific tasks of conformity assessment in the chemical products sector are as varied as the sector itself.
In the sampling and analysis of chemical products, testing and inspection ranges for example from composites, organic coatings and fuels to packaging materials and fertilisers. Physical or chemical analysis of mineral oil and related products and of fuels also falls into this sector.
For the conformity assessment bodies in this area, accreditation provides evidence of their competence and a further argument in favour of their service in competition with others. At the same time, the test or inspection reports in this sector are a relevant factor for the approval of products or to provide support with trade in goods.
Our technical units in the Chemical Products sector
Construction and Construction Products | Fire Protection | Mining
The focus of this technical unit is on accreditations in the areas of construction products, construction, fire protection and mining. In this context, the unit offers accreditations in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025, DIN EN ISO/IEC 17065, DIN EN ISO/IEC 17020, DIN EN ISO/IEC 17024 and DIN EN ISO/IEC 17021-1.
Transport | Logistics | New Mobility | Fuels
In the areas of transport, logistics, new mobility and fuels, this technical unit accredits in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025, DIN EN ISO/IEC 17020 and DIN EN ISO/IEC 17065. It also handles accreditations in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17021-1 in the area of the aviation industry.
Food and Agriculture | Forestry and Wood | Textile and Clothing Industry
The Food and Agriculture | Forestry and Wood | Textile and Clothing Industry technical unit manages accreditations in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17065, DIN EN ISO/IEC 17021-1 and DIN EN ISO/IEC 17020.
Medicine | Pharmacy | Non Active Medical Devices
The focus of this technical unit is on accreditation in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 in the areas of non-active medical devices, pharmaceuticals and active ingredients and health care. In addition, this technical unit also covers biobanks in the medical environment, which are accredited in accordance with DIN EN ISO 20387, and accreditation in accordance with DIN EN ISO 17021-1 in the area of non-active medical devices (DIN EN ISO 13485).
Certification of Persons and Management systems (cross-sector)
The Certification of Persons and Management Systems (Cross-Sector) technical unit manages the accreditation of certification bodies for management systems in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17021-1 for various management system certification standards and for persons in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17024.
Chemical Products and Combustibles
This technical unit issues accreditations for the sampling and analysis of chemical products and other products in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025. The unit also handles accreditations in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17043, DIN EN ISO/IEC 17021-1, DIN EN ISO 17034 and DIN EN ISO/IEC 17020.
Application examples of accredited services in this sector
- Physical, physico-chemical, chemical, biological and special analysis (such as effectiveness testing of disinfectants) in the chemical industry and under the REACH Regulation; OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 (testing and certification system for textile raw materials, intermediate and end products)
- Testing or inspection of specific consumer products, chemical raw materials, intermediate and end products, mineral building materials, composites, organic coatings, inorganic coatings, paints, varnishes, stains, solid fuels, liquid fuels, gaseous fuels, adhesives, plastics, paper and cardboard, metals and metal alloys, glass, ceramics, textiles, packaging materials, films, fertilisers, natural raw materials
- Testing of fuels including petrochemicals, as well as crude oil, bitumen, lubricants including engine tests using CEC methods (Coordinating European Council)