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International Trade Fair MEDICA 2019

Dear business partners, let us invite you to visit our exposition at the International Trade Fair for medical sector Medica 2019, which will be held 18. – 21. 11. 2019 in Düsseldorf. Our stand will be located in Hall 15, Stand E42 (Czech exhibitors stand Ministry of Industry and Trade). For detailed information please contact Ms Barbora Hajkova, e-mail: bhajkova@itczlin.cz. Contact details of ITC HERE

Determination of resistance to cutting by sharp objects

Laboratory of textile has successfully accredited testing procedure EN ISO 13997 - Determination of resistance to cutting by sharp objects. The test is performed mainly on protective gloves and similar PPE.

For further information and testing, please, contact our laboratory: textile@itczlin.cz, phone: +420 577 601 268.

New telephone numbers were launched

Dear clients. New telephone numbers of workers who moved from workplace Zlín-Louky to workplace Zlín, Svit area, Building nr.113 were launched. In case of problems, please contact the headquarters at +420 572 77 99 22. Thank you for your understanding.

Sale of the part of CSI plant – effective date 1st July 2019

Institut pro testování a certifikaci, a.s., and Centrum stavebního inženýrství a.s. concluded a contract on sale of part of plant, which came into effect 1st July 2019

new service in the field of static and dynamic testing on tensile tester Instron 8503

Dear Clients,

laboratories of ITC can offer you a new service in the field of static and dynamic testing on tensile tester Instron 8503, which can be run in static or dynamic mode.

Certification mark "SOLAR KEYMARK"

Products certification, CE » Voluntary certification

SOLAR KEYMARK is a certification system designed to acknowledge quality, efficiency, and durability of solar collectors for water heating (see EN 12975-1). This mark carries credible information for all parties (e.g. developers, consultants in energy savings, investors, property owners and users) that come into contact with solar collectors that the certified product is safe, has a long-term quality and guaranteed efficiency.
Most of solar collectors placed on the EU market are KEYMARKed.
SOLAR KEYMARK can also be used for collector systems and water storage tanks according to EN 12976 and 12977-3 – but ITC has is not empowered for these certifications.


Application for   SOLAR KEYMARK Scheme Rules
Manual for Clients (PDF)   ITC’s Empowerment


The owner of the SOLAR KEYMARK certification system is CEN (Comité Européen de Normalisation). The certification system is administered by DIN CERTCO and SOLAR KEYMARK NETWORK (SKN). SKN associates all certification, testing and inspection bodies empowered for the SOLAR KEYMARK, and further representatives of industry, universities, research, national authorities and associations related to solar energy.
SKN constantly works on improving of the certification system – both in plenary sessions, which are held twice a year, and through the work of numerous committees and working groups. It also responds to the constant evolution of technology (recently, for example, the integration of the hybrid collectors, i.e. thermal collectors associated with photovoltaic panels). SKN also makes steps in the globalization of the mark, i.e. its extension beyond the EU.
More information about the certification mark , SKN, database of certified products, and empowered bodies is to be found at ESTIF (European Solar Thermal Industry Federation) website.


  • Public information on the level of quality, durability, and efficiency of the marked products.
  • Increasing the level of image and market support of high-quality products as against products without verification of their properties.
  • Information on compliance with all relevant legislative and technical requirements.
  • Continuous surveillance on stability of the marked products.


The mark is available to all manufacturers, importers and distributors who want to demonstrate the conformity of the marked product with all relevant requirements of the SOLAR KEYMARK certification scheme.


  • The right to mark a product by SOLAR KEAMARK is subject to compliance with all the requirements of the certification scheme (see SOLAR KEAMARK Scheme Rules in the Annex), in particular:
  • Meeting the requirements of EN 12975-1.
  • Testing according to ISO 9806 in a SOLAR KEYMARK recognized laboratory.
  • Fulfilment of the requirements for the product documentation.
  • Positive results of the initial inspection of the Factory Production Control system (FPC) in the manufacturing plant for production control in the factory and periodic supervision.
  • Positive results of periodic testing of samples taken from the factory, warehouse, or distribution network.
  • Payment of license fees.
  • Compliance with the terms of the license agreement.


  • Submitting  an application form and its review.
  • Concluding of a Contract on Certification.
  • Review of documentation.
  • Initial Type Testing.
  • Initial inspection of assessment of the FPC.
  • Assessment of compliance with all relevant requirements of the certification scheme a decision of  the Certification Body about the certification.
  • Certificate issue.
  • Regular payment of license fees.
  • Product registration in the database of certified products.
  • Regular surveillance on the FPC and testing of samples taken from factory, warehouse, or distribution network.

It is also permissible that the applicant is applying for certification after successful completion of the Initial Type Testing. In such cases, however, that the testing shall have been done by a laboratory recognized by the certification body. ITC, as the SOLAR KEYMARK Certification Body No 032, recognizes the results of the following two laboratories : Accredited Testing Laboratory No 1004 (ITC) and AIT Vienna.


Person Phone e-mail
Mr. Henry ROSIK, SOLAR KEYMARK Product Manager +420 572 779 917 hrosikPostaitczlin.cz

Post address:
Institute for Testing and Certification, Inc.
trida Tomase Bati 299, Louky, 763 02 Zlin
Czech Republic

The person responsible for accuracy of data: Henry Rosik

Updated: 4.10.2019
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