Product Certifications / Approvals

By implementing the QM-system according to DIN EN ISO 9001 and the subsequent certification, Kottmann early enough prepared the ground to enable further certifications of their products. Subject to country specific regulations the respective criteria have been determined and classified.
At regular intervals, these product certificates are audited, so that the products are subject to the permanent surveillance and monitoring of the various admission authorities. 

Approvals have always been are a characteristic feature of the Kottmann products. Consequently, the products meet all national and international regulations. Due to this we enhance are enhancing our approvals continuously. When producing hoses, especially hygienic and mechanical requirements have to be considered.

As a matter of course, the DVGW-sign and the approvals are a basic element of the Kottman products as well as the allowances on the Scandinavic market (ETA Denmark), the KIWA-allowance for the Netherlands, the CSTB and ACS allowances for the French market, the WRAS for Great Britian and SVGW for Switzerland, but also allowances for the USA markt, such as NSF, UL or IAPMO. Not at least our products meet the demanded specifications for the Canadian market the CSA allowance (Watermark).

The advantages of a product certification among others include:

Market access:

Entering new markets is facilitated by the appropriate country-specific certification and products confirming to regular regulations.

Market development:

Achieving the full potential in established markets and approaching new markets.

Launching the product:

A product test as well as a certification might accelerate the developing period and thus the market introduction of time critical branches and products.

Risk management:

Reducing risks and liabilities in your required markets and ensuring safe and robust decision processes by the management in risk – and liability aspects.

Product differentiation:

Taking advantage of Kottmann Technology GmbH as being the unique provider of these products, which are tested and certified by independent evaluators.

 

Due to the increase of customer requirements, today Kottmann offers hoses with a high number of international technical and drinking water approvals. Numerous tests and continual analysis are necessary to develop hoses complying with the customer's requirements and the corresponding standards. Virtually all the required tests for international certifications can be done in the Kottmann laboratories.

Certificates - Overview

Product Category Subdivision Certificates
DIN EN 1113 NSF 61/9 IAPMO WRC/ WRAS DVGW KTW CSTB/ ACS KIWA CSA SVGW QAS BYGGFORSK Sweden SITAC Norway STF Finland
Metal shower hoses "Aggraf"-double spiral
"Lyflex"-single spiral
Plastic shower hoses Plastoflex hoses
PVC reinforced hoses
PVC hoses
Silver hoses
Flexible supply hoses Stainless steel braided hoses
PVC reinforced hoses
Polyester/nylon braided hoses with EPDM inner tube
Big bore supply hoses / Heating hoses
Polyester hoses Polyester/ nylon braided hoses with silicon or PVC inner tube
Aerator extending hoses Types with all usual hose materials
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