Notes on selection
The test samples must be representative of the entire article group, as the wording of the article grouping to be certified is based on this. An incomplete selection of samples may result in restrictions to the certified article group.
The packing of test samples must satisfy specific quality requirements in order to protect the samples and to guarantee accurate, reproducible and meaningful test results:
- Test samples should be packed individually in tearresistant polyethylene film or polyethylene bags to avoid contamination during transport.
- The samples should be wrapped twice and sealed with adhesive tape.
Packing decoration materials
- Test samples should be airtight and individually packed in clear plastic bags (essential for emission testing).
- The description of the test samples must be enclosed as per the appendix to the application for certification.
Packing test samples solely in cardboard boxes and/or paper is strictly to be avoided!