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N Mark for flexible hose assemblies and thermoplastic hoses
N Mark of quality for flexible plumbing connections and connections to sanitary fittings

N Mark for flexible hose assemblies and thermoplastic hoses

N Mark for flexible hose assemblies and thermoplastic hoses

The N Mark for flexible assemblies and fittings for bathroom fixtures and of helical-thermoplastic-reinforced hoses certifies the quality of these products

AENOR product certification is an essential tool for increasing product quality. It gives customers more confidence in the product while also facilitating the sale of the product and its introduction in new markets

The N Mark covers the following products:

  • Flexible hose assemblies in drinking water installations in accordance with the Standard UNE-EN 13618:2012
  • Helical-thermoplastic-reinforced thermoplastic hoses for suction and discharge of aqueous materials in accordance with the Standard UNE-EN-ISO 3994:2012​

As a compliance assessor, AENOR is a leading product certification entity. With more than 100,000 certified references, the AENOR N Mark is present in over 40 countries and is one of the top five most widely used product quality marks in the world. 

The AENOR N Mark is a voluntary marking that allows a company to demonstrate that its product complies with specific provisions compiled in a UNE, EN or ISO standard or in a technical specification. This demonstration of compliance during the manufacturing and testing of the final products, based on a rigorous control performed by AENOR, will allow licensees of the Mark to put their products on the market with a high standard of quality, instilling confidence in the users of these certified products.

This way, the AENOR N Mark provides the following advantages:


The manufacturer

  • Affords greater knowledge of the product via the exhaustive control set forth by the N​ Mark
  • Products that do not comply with relevant standards or regulations can be detected before they enter the market
  • Lowers the production costs since there is greater control during the manufacturing process.
  • There are commercial grounds to introduce the product into new markets and facilitate access to works

Business providers and monitoring agents

  • Guarantees that the product has undergone prior verification to determine its compliance with minimum requirements
  • Products with long-lasting confidence. The assessmentson products are ongoing, guaranteeing compliance over time with the initially certified provisions.
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Public Administrations

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  • ​​Guarantees that the prescribed product will comply with the applicable statutory requirements
  • Transparency of the AENOR certification process.
  • Strikes a balance among interested parties with regard to decisions on the certified products

The end user

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  • Confidence from knowing that the product has undergone prior verification
  • Credibility; the product is assessed by a recognised certification entity

APPLICATION

The AENOR Mark is voluntary. Companies that want AENOR to certify their product must submit their application in accordance with the formats established by AENOR. This application must include information about the company and the characteristics of the products for which certification is sought.

Once AENOR technical staff have analysed the documents, compliance assessment activities will be performed in order to verify that the products comply with the applicable standards:

AUDIT/INSPECTION

A visit is made to the production centre to carry out the following procedures:

  • a) the quality management system is audited in accordance with the UNE-EN ISO 9001 requirements that are directly related to the production process.
  • b) The manufacturer's manufacturing process and production controls are inspected to ensure the product complies with the requirements of the standard.
  • c) Samples are taken and sent to an accredited laboratory, which performs the tests included in the standards. The manufacturer sends samples identified by the auditor to the laboratory.

TESTING

The laboratory performs the tests established by the standard and sends its report to AENOR.

GRANTING PROCEDURE

Using all the information on the activities performed, the Plastics Certification Technical Committee (an independent body established by all the interested parties: manufacturers, the Administration, users, monitoring entities and AENOR) will either propose to AENOR that the Mark be granted, or request that one of the activities be repeated due to non-compliance.

Once the Certificate has been granted, the process will continue as the monitoring activities required to keep it must be performed. Samples will be taken, and audits, inspections and tests will be performed on an annual basis. The result is assessed every year by the Plastics Certification Technical Committee, which decides whether or not to uphold the Mark

Once the certification process has been successfully completed, the organisation obtains: ​ ​

  • AENOR product certificate
  • User licence for the AEN​​OR ​Mark of a certified product, in accordance with the provisions of AENOR regulations
AENOR N Mark logo for a certified product​​​​​​

European Passport

​​The CE MARK is a passport for building products

The CE mark provides access to the European Economic Area for construction products