Every product that is marketed within the EU must be CE marked, among these the building glass. Our insulating windows comply with the provisions of the European directive UNI EN 1279-1: 6 and comply with both technical standards and conformity assessment procedures.
UNI – Italian National Unification Body – is a private non-profit association recognized by the State and the European Union, which for almost 100 years has been developing and publishing voluntary technical standards – the UNI standards – in all industrial, commercial and of the tertiary sector.
UNI companies are companies, professionals, associations, public bodies, research centers, educational and academic institutions, representatives of consumers and workers, the third sector and non-governmental organizations, which together constitute a multi-platform – unique technical comparison stakeholders at national level.
UNI represents Italy in the European standardization organizations (CEN) and worldwide (ISO) and organizes the participation of national delegations in the work of supranational standardization, with the aim of:
- to promote the harmonization of the rules necessary for the functioning of the single market,
- to support and transpose the peculiarities of the Italian way of producing in specific techniques that enhance national experience and tradition of production.
For companies, the use of the rules allows:
- reduce costs,
- increase the quality, safety and minimize the impact on the environment,
- have clearer relationships with suppliers and customers,
and in particular for micro-enterprises and SMEs of:
- increase technical knowledge and innovate,
- expand its market,
- comply with legal obligations more easily.
Consumer needs are also reflected in technical standards, particularly for products and services:
- of higher quality and reliability, safe, healthy and environmentally friendly,
- usable by larger and larger sections of the population,
- with lower purchase and usage costs.
Finally, any public policy finds in the standardization a natural ally, since the rules are a concentrate of knowledge and experience that expresses the most advanced level of general interest in relation to a product, process or service: a true technical-regulatory support for improve and simplify regulatory activities.
Those who use the UNI rules enjoy numerous advantages as they are a concentrate of knowledge made available by the most qualified market players, distilled with a democratic, transparent, voluntary and consensual guaranteed process.
In Italy, standardization is only marginally financed by the State and this ensures its autonomy and independence of action – fundamental for its third party – in a logic of service to the market. As a consequence, the burden for its operation lies on the economic system.
With the association with the UNI and the purchase of the rules, we participate in the maintenance and growth of a self-regulation system that creates, updates and maintains a set of rules that always reflects the state of the art, guaranteeing a widespread quality. That’s why a few-page standard can cost more than a weighty volume published by a technical publisher …
Policy choices aimed at the maximum dissemination and application of the rules maintain the level of Italian prices definitely below (on average from 12% to 49% for the best-selling) of that of European counterparts (AFNOR, BSI, DIN) and address the strategy commercial – involving the national organizations representing businesses and professionals – towards the accessibility of online consultation to an increasingly large audience at extremely low prices.
Trademark valid for the American market.
The Insulating Glass Certification Council, Inc. (IGCC) is a non-profit corporation whose purpose is to promote the public interest and commercial interests of the participants by encouraging the maintenance of the highest standards of excellence in the production of insulating glass.
The IGCC seeks to achieve this by collaborating with suppliers, manufacturers and non-industrial members in developing standards for excellence. Through its certification program for insulating glass manufacturers, IGCC works with manufacturers to ensure that their products meet the established standards
The Certification Program is managed by its participants and by the Certification Committee and is managed by an impartial administrator and by the IGCC Board of Directors. The requirements to meet the certification standards, initiated and agreed upon by membership through the Board of Governors, are validated through periodic inspections by the administrator and tests by independent laboratories approved by the IGCC.
The IGCC maintains a current and flexible attitude regarding technological changes by developing guidelines for implementing the ASTM standard in the light of new technologies. These guidelines are developed in open and due discussions and apply equally to all participants in the same way.
Certification valid for the French market.
A certification body since 1989, CEKAL allows glazing users to choose products whose quality and performance are certified. An impartial organization recognized by all professionals, CEKAL offers a certification that is based on continuous consultation with users and professionals, uses independent measurement and verification bodies to ensure the objectivity of decisions, is based on an evolutionary reference system, adapted to the regulation and development of techniques, announces referential and reproducible performances, certifies the suitability and durability of the glazing, allows producers and professionals to justify their ten-year responsibility commitments. The CEKAL certification is a voluntary initiative by the producers.