TAL Laboratory awarded ISO 17025 accreditation

By Tal | 2018-06-28

Tiling installation and construction product manufacturer TAL has proven its technical competence after their laboratory was recognised as an ISO 17025 accredited testing facility in May 2018.

TAL, a division of Norcros SA, has manufactured and supplied innovative tile installation materials to the South African market for over 40 years. The TAL laboratory is the first in Africa to gain ISO 17025 accreditation for 1348:2007 testing (tensile strength of cementitious tile adhesives). Whilst similar to the ISO 9001 standard, ISO 17025 also speaks to technical competence.

The tests under 1348:2007 determine the strength of the adhesive bond between tile and substrate.

This includes evaluation of the adhesive under test conditions, as a control measure, and under simulated real-life environments such as water immersion and heat aging over a 28-day period. Positive results confirm for the end-user that the claimed performance of the tile adhesive is accurate, and that the product will deliver the expected result on site.


   


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