Frankfurt, Germany – On Wednesday, March 14th, Kiwa and DVGW CERT handed over the first certificates according to the voluntary assessment scheme for plastic multilayer piping systems for hot and cold drinking water inside buildings. This milestone took place at ISH trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany.
The voluntary certification scheme for plastic multilayer piping systems for hot and cold drinking water inside buildings is a joint effort of Kiwa and DVGW CERT. It was initiated in close cooperation with TEPPFA, the Brussels based European trade association of plastic pipe and fittings manufacturers. The scheme aims to harmonize country specific certification schemes, thus reducing the testing, audit & certification efforts for the manufacturing industry.
The board of stakeholders – which is responsible for the implementation of the common voluntary assessment scheme – is proud to announce an important milestone: the presentation and handover of the first certificates to a number of businesses. The event took place during the ISH trade fair (March 11-15 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany) on Wednesday, March 13 at 15:00 hours, FIGAWA stand.
DVGW CERT and Kiwa signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the voluntary certification scheme for plastic multilayer piping systems for hot and cold drinking water inside buildings in March 2018. It marked the beginning of the voluntary assessment program in Europe in the area of multilayer piping systems – an effort to realize a transparent and harmonized certification scheme for plastics multilayer hot and cold drinking water pipe producers. The scheme is open; all individual European certification bodies and their associated test houses can join.
For more information contact Mr. Anton Wohlgemuth, DVGW CERT GmbH, Tel.: +49 228 9188 808, [email protected], Mr. Leo van Driel, Kiwa Nederland B.V., Tel: +31 88 998 4484, [email protected]