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Conformity assessment of personal protective equipment

Institute for Testing and Certification is newly included in the NANDO database as the Notified Body for the Conformity Assessment of Personal Protective Equipment in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/425 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2016.

Detailed information HERE

Regulation (EU) 2016/425 on personal protective equipment - Guidance document on the implementation of Article 47

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Regulation (EU) 2016/425 on personal protective equipment - Guidance document on the implementation of Article 47 on transitional provisions. Awailable on web page HERE.

Testing of hydraulic brake hose assemblies by Standard SAE J1401

Institute for testing and certification offers a new service in a field of automotivetesting of Hydraulic Brake Hose Assemblies by Standard SAE J1401. For detailed informations please contact our expert from Physical Testing Laboratory mr. Radek Matejka rmatejka@itczlin.cz.

New method for determination of organometallic complexes

Our analytical laboratory has implemented new method for determination of organometallic complexes (i.e. alkyl mercury) by cation chromatography, coupled to ICP-MS detection. This group of substances is represented for example by Trimerosal, used as fungicide or fungistatic agent. Such a substances can be limited for example in vaccines or contact lens solutions. Contact: Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry, fpuype@itczlin.cz, analyt@itczlin.cz

Determination of crack bridging properties

Laboratory of building materials has introduced new test device for test according to EN 1062-7 for “Determination of crack bridging properties”. On this device also another tests of paints, varnishes, coating materials and coating systems can be performed, list of standards is attached in this note. contact: rmikac@itczlin.cz

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 fax e-mail
Mr. Henry ROSIK, SOLAR KEYMARK Product Manager +420 577 601 505   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: 3.1.2018
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