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Ü mark of conformity

The European Construction Products Regulation (CPR) describes the fundamental requirements on hygiene, health and environment protection. In Germany, the approval principles for health-evaluation of construction products by the German Institute for Structural Engineering (DIBt) specify these, especially concerning emissions.

So in Germany, for reasons of health and environment, the Ü mark of conformity on the basis of a national technical approval (abZ) is required for

since 2005, resilient, textile and laminate floor coverings (EN 14041)
since 2011, parquet and wood flooring (EN 14342)
since 2011, parquet adhesives and coatings
since 2012, floor covering adhesives and flooring underlays
since 2014 on wall coverings.

Since January 1, 2014, only DIBt approved wall coverings can be sold for indoor use in Germany.

The German Institute for Structural Engineering (DIBt) requires emissions tests for VOCs to be performed on wall coverings in test chambers according to the ISO 16000 standard.

This now applies to products as specified in EN 15102 including:
Cylindrical and plate-type shaped paneling made from:

Synthetic and cork materials
Glass fibre
Photo wallpaper
Wall coverings made of paper or wood-based materials are not affected by this regulation nor are textile wall coverings.

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MPA general construction inspection test certificate

Materialprüfungsamt Nordrhein-Westfalen
Geprüft gemäß P-MPA-E-02-585 DIN 4102-B1

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REACH-certified supply chain

Protection of health and the environment by certified chemicals in the production of digital prints

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RAL-GZ 479 Normen

In cooperation with the RAL German Institute for Quality Assurance and Certification eV in St. Augustine,
main authority in the field of quality assurance, strict quality specifications for wallpapers were developed, the
go far beyond the legal requirements, and compliance monitored by a neutral

In addition to the RAL-GZ 479 used in the manufacture of Berlin wallpapers the following valid European
Standards apply:

• DIN EN 233 Specification for finished paper, vinyl and plastics wallcoverings

• DIN EN 235 Wall Coverings - Vocabulary and symbols
• DIN EN 12149 Determination of migration of heavy metals and certain other
extractable elements, the content of vinyl chloride monomer and the
formaldehyde release

• DIN EN 12956 Determination of dimensions, straightness, and water resistance

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GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certification

The GREENGUARD Certification (formerly the GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certification ) ensures that products for use indoors to adhere to strict limits on chemical emissions , which leads to a healthier indoor environment. The GREENGUARD Certification gives the claims of the manufacturers on sustainability more credibility because they are supported by empirical , scientific data of unbiased third party organizations .

GREENGUARD certification standards for low emitting products
The GREENGUARD certification standards are performance- based standards to define products and processes with low chemical and particle emissions for interiors. The standards are primarily for building materials, paint materials , interior furnishings , furniture, cleaning products and electronic equipment. By the standards of certification procedures should be established , including test methods , allowable emissions levels , product sample collection and handling , and frequency of test program and application process , toxicity limits and acceptance.

Permitted levels of emissions

All products are tested in dynamic test chambers according to the appropriate test methods that are displayed on this website. The primary test method for most building materials , furnishings and paint materials is the "Standard Method for Measuring and Evaluating Chemical Emissions from Building Materials , Finishes and Furnishings Using Dynamic Environmental Chambers " (Standard method for the measurement and evaluation of chemical emissions from building materials , paint materials and furnishings by dynamic environmental chambers ) . More specific GREENGUARD test methods are available for electronic equipment and cleaning products. These and other methods used in the GREENGUARD Certification programs follow the principles of the ASTM standard D- 5116 and D- 6670, the test protocol of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency USEPA for furniture, the protocol of the State of Washington for interior furnishings and building materials , the German program "Blue Angel " Standard Practice for the Specification , Section 01350 of the California Department of Public Health Office Health Services ( CDPH ) and ISO 16,000. Products are tested for chemical and particle emissions down while they are tested under simulation of actual product use . Most building materials and furnishings must comply with the allowable emission levels within 7 to 14 days after installation. Other products and processes , including operating electronic equipment and cleaning systems shall conform to the permissible values ​​during the actual use or the application process.

load modeling

Based on the measured emission is determined by calculation , the concentration in which a person inhales the pollutants . This concentration is determined based on the expected use of the product and quantity , method of administration and the prevailing conditions in the building , including the building volume and the fresh air exchange rate. The air concentrations based on the assumption of the use of the product in a single room , the ANSI / ASHRAE Standard 62.1-007 ( Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality ) Fresh air is supplied , and on the recommendation of the USEPA regarding the exposure factors for residential spaces. The maximum permissible emission levels in air concentrations agree with those who , in the framework of the indoor air quality program for new buildings of the State of Washington , the procurement specifications of USEPA , the recommendations of the World Health Organization , the German program " Blue Angel" LEED for new construction (LEED - NC) and LEED commercial interiors (LEED -CI) are required. Office facilities that meet these allowable emission levels , automatically fulfill the requirements of LEED 2009 - CI - 4.5 points for the industry standard BIFMA X7.1 . If multiple emission values ​​are recommended for products of lesser or more stringent emission limit value is considered acceptable for the GREENGUARD Certification . The specific spatial model for this program is referred to as " single - exposure model ."

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RAL quality mark

Wallpapers improve in almost all private and public spaces , the living and working environment. Both the city's color and design with , they also dampen the sound and promote the indoor climate. This wallpaper are subject to many requirements. Your buyer wish that they last long and remain attractive. You must be environmentally friendly and above all must not cause adverse health effects . Wall coverings with the RAL quality mark wallpapers satisfy these conditions for many years. Now, these requirements have been increased again . They are thus well above the requirements of the relevant EN standards.
For the presentation of the RAL quality label wallpapers must meet strict criteria. The manufacturer shall undertake in the color pigments on to the heavy metals arsenic , lead, cadmium, chromium (VI ), mercury and selenium to give . The use of stabilizers and plasticisers is subject to sharp constraints. The same applies to the formaldehyde content , which must be well below the legal limits . Quality assured wallpapers , thus contributing to a healthy indoor climate. There are also high requirements for example the minimum water resistance, washability, color fastness to light , impact resistance , fire behavior or the soundproofing .

Buyers can be confident that these regulations are complied with wallpapers steadily with the RAL quality mark . A neutral external monitoring body shall normally meet once a year, if the company complies with the quality and test , and the results of self-monitoring records correctly . This monitoring of quality and testing is mandatory for all RAL quality mark . She is one of the reasons why RAL quality mark among the most reliable and trustworthy labeling.

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If the wallpaper is harmless to health?

Our wallpapers are certified specifically for use in private homes, nurseries, hospitals as well as for the public sector. Be sure you purchase from digitally produced wallpaper necessarily the necessary certificates to protect your health and that of your children.

Some manufacturers offer the wallpaper were produced on commercial printing presses.
These wallpapers are in principle not intended for use in residential areas.
Wallpapers the self are made in supposedly cheaper UV technology because of the chemicals and fumes can ebendsowenig for the living area. Let us, therefore, the purchase of digital printing wallpaper necessarily provide all health, fire protection, and Greenguard certificates!

The certificates of Berlin you can find here!

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CE marking

The CE marking is the outward sign that a product complies with the requirements imposed on the manufacturer of the European Union (the letters CE were originally derived from " Communautés Européennes " ) . By affixing the CE marking , the manufacturer confirms in own responsibility, that the product fulfills all the conditions required by law for the CE marking , and in order to ensure that the product is within the European Economic Area EEA, and all EU Member States the EFTA countries Iceland , Liechtenstein and Norway covers , and may be sold in Turkey. This also applies to products manufactured in third countries and sold within the EEA and Turkey.

Is a special situation in the field of the Construction Products Directive or Regulation, which ( in other directives \ " basic \ " ) requirements not addressed their essential for the building product , but to the building to be constructed from it . The CE marking means in this case that the construction as established by the European Union for this building product conformity assessment procedures related to compliance with the CE marking, the underlying technical specification has been successfully submitted and is therefore designed so that the building , if properly designed and execution can meet the essential requirements.

An important source of information for the CE marking is the official register of notified bodies NANDO . In this tab you can find eg all authorized locations in Germany for the award of the CE marking, together with the EU Directive for which the authorization applies .

For further information on CE marking in Regulation (EC ) No 765/2008 and Decision No 768/2008/EC of 9 Were regulated July 2008 , found at your local Chamber of Commerce and Industry .

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FSC forest stewardship council certified wood

The FSC logo on wood and wood products are available worldwide for transparency and credibility. They ensure that people and nature are treated fairly and responsibly and are found worldwide on a constantly growing product range.
Thus, the consumer has the opportunity to actively choose a product from well-managed forests, FSC-certified products are marked with an own label.
The label refers only to the product or packaging components that come from the forest. Only certified companies are allowed to provide their end products made ​​from FSC materials with the respective label.

The license number contained in the label can be determined on the freely accessible database, which certified company behind the respective product.

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recyclable packaging

Report issued by the Technical Commission of the RESY GmbH according to the standardized test method PTS-RH 021/95

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