TIFQLab supports companies in the sector at the request of the certification through compliance testing of composition of materials in contact with drinking water, as well as evidence of global and specific migration of monomers, additives, metals, dyes according to the different laws and outside Europe and sensory evaluations .
The verification is performed in all materials and components that are used in stationary collection, treatment, supply and distribution of water intended for human consumption, namely: taps, valves, fittings, pipes, pumps, water meters, filters, electric and gas water heaters, solar boilers and heat pumps for the production of domestic hot water equipment for water treatment.
What we analyze
The evaluation of the release of substances from plastic material with water intended for human consumption is regulated specifically by the EU Regulation no. 10/2011: European regulations for plastics to be destined for contact with food
Aluminium or alloys for the production of materials and objects in contact with food must meet the requirements of purity and the compositional characteristics of the DM 76 of 18 April 2007.
Ceramic objects are objects manufactured from a mixture of inorganic materials with a generally high proportion of argillaceous or silicate to which may have been added small quantities of organic substances. These articles are first shaped and the shape thus obtained is permanently fixed by firing. They may be glazed, enamelled and / or decorated.
Materials based on hydraulic binders, porcelain enamels, ceramics and glass
This category includes products and adjuvants that may be incorporated in cements, mortars, also used for the manufacture of materials based on hydraulic binders.
The evaluation of the release of substances from the material with water intended for human consumption is regulated specifically by DM N ° 174/2004 .
To date, the legislation is not harmonized, because according to DM N ° 174/2004 and subsequent amendments such materials shall be subject to the same requirements as tires, while at Community level they do not have a specific legislation.
Metals and alloys
Metallic materials in contact with water intended for human consumption must be installed in accordance with standards of good manufacturing practice in order to avoid galvanic coupling conditions. They must, however, comply with certain compositional characteristics according to Annex I of the Ministerial Decree N ° 174/2004 .