Topciment microcement with AIDIMME testing and certification
Topciment in its continuous process of improvement and adoption of good working methodologies takes a step further in the certification of its products to ensure the quality of production to its customers and distributors.
The AIDIMME (Instituto Tecnológico Metalmecánico, Mueble, Madera, Embalaje y Afines) laboratory, which has carried out these certification tests, is one of the best equipped in Europe, and has accumulated knowledge since 1994, when the facilities were inaugurated, to serve a growing need for companies to certify the quality of their manufacturing processes.
The certification tests carried out by AIDIMME consist of reproducing the conditions to which products may be exposed and seeing how they respond. AIDIMME's laboratories are accredited by ENAC and other international bodies such as ISTA.
To quantify the wear of our coatings, the resistance to abrasion is studied using the Taber method for paints and varnishes under the UNE 48 250:1992 standard, carried out with CS-17 sandpaper, with load and different abrasion cycles, simulating medium or high use.
In addition, the Shore hardness is analysed under the UNE-EN ISO 868 standard, determining penetration on the surface of the coating and resistance to impact under the UNE EN 6272 standard, where rapid deformation is determined.
The adhesion of the coatings is studied by means of the Lattice Shear Test under the UNE en 2409:2013 standard, thus assessing if there is detachment of the coating.
Resistance to liquids is also examined under the UNE EN ISO 2813-3:2013 standard, and resistance to chemical agents under the UNE EN 13442:2013 standard, thus demonstrating the proper use and maintenance of our developments.
Specific tests are carried out on each product according to its final application, such as the determination of the value of the slip/slip resistance of pavements, proving that our product is suitable for use on surfaces with a slope equal to or greater than 6% and on stairs.
Topciment, following its philosophy of offering the highest quality in all the products it manufactures, will continue with its R&D&I development work to offer innovative and technologically demanding products thanks to constant updating and research.