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DEK-KING Technical Specifications Report

DEK-KING  Technical Specifications Report

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DEK-KING Technical Specifications Report - Classification of reaction to fire in accordance with EN 13501-1  : 2007

Prepared by:

Laboratoire National de Metrologie et D’Essais
Laboratoire de Trappes
29, Avenue Roger Hennequin
78197 Trappes Cedex
France

Classification Report No:         J 101378
Issue Number  :                           CEMATE/3
Date of issue:                         09/12/2008

Test Methods:                        EN ISO 11925-2   (6 tests) EN ISO 9239-1 (3 tests)

The product, Dek-King, in relation to its reaction to fire behaviour is classified: Bfl
The additional classification in relation to smoke production is: s1
Reaction to fire classification: Bfl-s1

End use of product:                Floor covering of a boat

Classification of reaction to abrasion resistance in accordance with EN 660-2:1999

Prepared by:

SATRA Technology Centre Ltd.

Wyndham Way, Telford Way, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN16 8SD, United Kingdom
SATRA Ref: FLO0199528/1147/2
Report date: 07/12/2011
Test Methods: BS EN 660-2: 1999 (3 Specimen)
BS EN 428: 1993 (3 tests)

Results
Comments
BS EN 660-2:  1999  - Resilient floor coverings. Determination of wear resistance. Part 2 Frick
Taber test is intended to access the wear layer of poly vinyl chloride floor coverings under
laboratory conditions.

A 100 x 100mm sample was prepared (cut) from the sample submitted and conditioned in a laboratory at 23 ± 2°C, 50 ±5% Relative Humidity, until a constant mass has been reached. (A constant mass is defined as being: when the mass change is less than 0,002g per day). Under normal test conditions three samples are tested in order to satisy the requirements set out in BS EN 660-2.

The sample was then abraded to 5,000 revolutions, witha break for weighing after each cycle of 1,000 revolutions.

Conclusion
With regard to the wear resistance assessment, according to BS EN 660-2 (Volume loss method), the sample submitted with a nominal thickness of 5.2mm (1.d.p) has demonstrated good wear resistance (1.9mm3 volume loss) when  assessed against the requirements of BS EN 649: 2011  and  is therefore classified as wear group  T.

In relation to the classification for end use suitability  for wear resistance, the sample submitted, with a nominal thickness if 5.2mm (1.d.p) is classed as suitable  for all applications up to and including Class 34/43  (Class 34 =
Commercial/Very Heavy use, Class 43 = Light Industrial/Heavy Use).

Classification of reaction slip resistance in accordance with EN 13893: 2002

Prepared by: SATRA Technology Centre Ltd.
Wyndham Way, Telford Way, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN16 8SD, United Kingdom
SATRA Ref: FLO0199528/1147/1
Report date: 07/12/2011
Test Methods: BS EN 13893: 2002

Summary
In relation to the property assessed (Dynamic coeffi ecient of friction under dry conditions) the compound PVC fl oor covering submitted has satisfi ed the minimum requirements set out in BS EN 14041: 2004.

The following additional labelling is therefore permissible under the technical details and should be incororated within the CE Label: Techical Class DS

Comments
BS EN 13893: 2002 is conducted to assess the Dynamic Coeffi cient of Friction of the surface of a vinyl fl oor
covering, which is usually walked on with shoes. The measurements are made in a laboratory on dry fl oor
covering surfaces only.

During the test a slider made from two calibrated leather sliders and one calibrated shoe rubber slider is
loaded to impose a specifi ed force (10kg) on to the resilient fl oor covering. The loaded slider is pulled parallel
to the surface of the fl oor covering at a constant speed, with fi ve samples being tested in the along and across
direction of manufacture.

BS EN 14041: 2004 stipulates a minimum safety requirement for fl oor coverings where a claim of slip resistance
is made. The fl oor covering intended to be used in dry and non-contaminated conditions shall have a Dynamic
Coeffi cient of Fraction of ≥0.30 when tested according to BS EN 13893: 2002.
Note : However, it should be noted that this does not ensure safety of fl oor coverings. Slip is aff ected by a number
of other parameters including installation, environment, maintenance, contaminates, footwear and user behaviour.

Classification of reaction slip resistance in accordance with BS 7976 Part2: 2002

Prepared by: SATRA Technology Centre Ltd.
Wyndham Way, Telford Way, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN16 8SD, United Kingdom
SATRA Ref: FLO0201818/1208
Report date: 05/03/2012
Test Methods: BS 7976-2: 2002
(assessed in accordance with the UK Slip Resistance Group guidelines, Issue 4: 2011)
Summary
The compound PVC fl oor covering submitted has demonstrated a low slip potential under both wet and dry
test conditions, when tested using BS 7976-2: 2002 and assessed in accordance with the UJ Slip Resistance
Group guidelines, Issue 4: 2011. the minimum requirements set out in BS EN 14041: 2004.

Comments
BS 7976-2: 2002 (Slip Resistance)
The method of test is intended to assess the potential of slipping for people walking on a fl ooring material. A pendulum attached to a spring loaded foot fi tted with a standard rubber slider referenced Slider 96 (formally known as Four S Rubber) is allowed to swing so the slider contacys a dry or wet test fl ooring over a set distance.

The extent to which the pendulum fails to reach its release height on the overswing is determined as a measurement of slip resistance. The procedure is carried out in three directions, in one principle direction, at 90° to this and at 45° to the principle direction.

Dek-King - Slip Resistance Tests (Wet & Dry)

Comments

BS 7976-2: 2002 (Slip Resistance)

The method of test is intended to assess the potential of slipping for people walking on a fl ooring material. A pendulum attached to a spring loaded foot fi tted with a standard rubber slider referenced Slider 96 (formally known as Four S Rubber) is allowed to swing so the slider contacys a dry or wet test fl ooring over a set distance. The extent to which the pendulum fails to reach its release height on the overswing is determined as a measurement of slip resistance. The procedure is carried out in three directions, in one principle direction, at 90° to this and at 45° to the principle direction.

Surface Roughness Measurements (Rz)

Dureing the assessment the surface roughness meter (Surtronic 3+) travelled across the surface of the floor covering at ten diff erent areas. The surface roughness meter travels over a 4mm distance and measures the maximum trough to peak height in fi ve 0.8mm sections (rt1 to rt5); where the Rz roughness is the average of the 5 rt values.

The values achieved for surface roughness would suggest that the fl oor covering submitted for testing has a low slip potential in wet conditions.

It is important to understand that the measurements undertaken should not be taken in isolation and that the pendulum test results take precedence when assessing slip potential. ‘In any complaint involving slip, the fl oor surface, the footwear and other enviromental factors will all have animportant bearing on slip resistance. It will be impossible to make either footwear or fl oorings slip resistant under all conditions which may be encountered in wear.

Dek-King - Decking Weathering Tests

Prepared by:  Dugdale plc

Valley Mill, Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX6 2AA, United Kingdom

 Dugdale Ref:  CT03/002 Teak B752

 Report date: 14/07/2006

 Test Protocol Machine: Xenotest Beta-LM

Test conditions: RAL-GZ 716/1 (1994)

Black panel temperature: 60°C

Relative humidity: 65%

Water spray cycle, on: 18 minutes

Water spray cycle off: 102 minutes

Results: Based on QUV (1600 hours) and Xenotest (4000 hours) accelerated weathering data.

Classifi cation of tensile strength in accordance with ISO 37 / DIN 53504

Test Methods:  ISO 37,  DIN 53504

 Summary: A PVC floor product was adhered using Sabafix along the male/female seam and submitted to determine tensile strength at break when tested using ISO 37 and DIN 53504. Seam test result 3.77 Nm