*measured after permanent tread load for walking measurement
**up to 450 kg animal weight
Sources: DIN notifications 8/2022; KRAIBURG laboratory (also compare the DLG test reports)
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are produced in the combustion of organic matter and have a ubiquitous occurrence in the environment. A well-known process is, for example, the burning of barbecue charcoal. Some PAH compounds are considered to be carcinogenic.
In terms of rubber, PAHs can be found in the carbon black (immobile, chemically bound) and in the plasticizer (mobile, volatile). Depending on the actual material, there are different types of plasticizers (e.g. fats, oils, water). In the EU, label-free plasticizers (with a minimum PAH content) have had to be used since 2010. Instead of traditional plasticizer oils, KRAIBURG only uses vegetable oils for reasons of safety. The decisive factor is whether or not PAHs from the products are released into the environment – and thus latch onto the skin of humans and animals, i.e. whether they migrate or not.
If a company holds the Quality Seal CONTINUOUS MONITORING, the product and production quality in the company in question is reviewed annually by DLG. Quality assurance is assessed throughout the entire manufacturing process, from the raw material to the finished product. The process audit is repeated annually and thus ensures the highest quality and transparency on a permanent basis. Our environmental compatibility is also monitored by the PAH test to standard DIN 3762. KRAIBURG has passed the annual audit since the seal was introduced in 2018.
DIN-compliant rubber flooring not only fulfills the requirements of the German Animal Protection - Livestock Ordinance (TierSchNutztV), but also contributes to animal, environmental and consumer protection!
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