Chapter 8. Advances in Certification and Quality Marks for the Ceramic Tile Industry

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. C. Palmonari and
  2. A. Tenaglia

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470313916.ch8

Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 13, Issue 1/2

Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 13, Issue 1/2

How to Cite

Palmonari, C. and Tenaglia, A. (1994) Advances in Certification and Quality Marks for the Ceramic Tile Industry, in Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 13, Issue 1/2 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470313916.ch8

Author Information

  1. Italian Ceramic Center Bologna, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1994

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375129

Online ISBN: 9780470313916

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Keywords:

  • consumers;
  • manufacturer;
  • certification systems;
  • ceramic;
  • tile industry

Summary

The protection of consumers/distributors/manufacturers is becoming even more important and certification plays a very important role. In Europe the need is felt for a harmonization of existing certification systems and quality marks; to do this, work is in progress within Europe to create a network of mutually recognized and well-experienced test houses, to establish common criteria for inspections in factories, to achieve mutual recognition of national test reports, and to prepare guidelines specific to the ceramic floor/wall tile industry according to the ISO Recommendations/Standards. The goal is to achieve a common European approach to total quality in the ceramic tile industry.