FEICA OCF test methods approved as CEN standards

Wolf Group is pleased to report that a series of FEICA’s one-component foam (OCF) test methods has been approved as CEN standards. Krimelte, the headquarter of Wolf Group and a leading European manufacturer of OCF products, has played an important role in achieving these standards.

One-component foam (OCF) manufacturers representing more than 90% of the market in Europe have developed within FEICA (the Association of the European Adhesive and Sealant Industry), standardised test methods. These allow the performance of OCF products to be measured, compared and communicated in an accurate manner, allowing customers to buy with confidence.

FEICA OCF test methods are now widely recognised and used throughout the industry. The next step was to turn the FEICA test methods into CEN standards, hereby achieving a higher level of recognition by authorities and regulators. FEICA therefore submitted a proposal to the newly created CEN Working Group 8 (OCF) under TC 193 (Adhesives). The CEN standards relate to the testing of yield, expansion, application, mechanical strength and insulation of one-component foams in cans.

CEN standards provide a basis for mutual understanding and are used as tools to facilitate communication and measurement. As a result, customers can rest assured that the data they read on product packaging and in literature provides an accurate and honest representation of the product performance, allowing a reliable comparison of different OCF products. Interested parties can access the CEN standards from the CEN website.

Wolf Group unites all the production units and sales branches of Krimelte, a leading European manufacturer of construction chemistry products and systems. Products are marketed mainly under the Penosil and Olivé brands, but also under private labels by many world-known brands.