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ADHESION ADHESIVES&SEALANTS

, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp 9–9 | Cite as

Adhesive Certified According to European Marine Equipment Directive

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Follmann has gained certification according to the European Marine Equipment Directive (MED) for its dispersion adhesive for the wood and furniture industry, which has proven its worth over many years.

Modern dispersion adhesives are increasingly expected to exceed the standard requirements for a permanent, secure, water-proof and/or heat-proof bond. Nowadays, in addition to health issues such as the use of safe raw materials, safety aspects are growing in relevance in the wood and furniture industries.

Follmann therefore put its dispersion adhesive Folco LIT D3 W91 to the safety test with regard to flame retardance. The product satisfies the stringent requirements in terms of flame retardant properties, smoke density and toxicity according to the European Marine Equipment Directive (MED), and can now carry the Wheelmark symbol that is an essential requirement in the ship interior finishing sector. As a result, Follmann can now offer its customers an EC-type examination certificate which confirms compliance with the flame retardance, smoke density and toxicity requirements as per IMO FTP Code Parts 2 and 5.

The Wheelmark symbol certifies that the product satisfies the stringent requirements in terms of flame retardant properties, smoke density and toxicity according to the European Marine Equipment Directive (MED)

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