On May 6 this year, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine and the National Standards Committee announced that GB18145-2014 “Ceramic Sheet Sealing Faucet” will replace the original standard GB 18145-2003 “Ceramic Sheet Sealing Faucet”. The standard will be released on December 2014. Officially implemented on the 1st. At present, the implementation of the new national standard has entered the countdown stage. Recently, the reporter learned that the National Building Materials Industry Construction Hardware Plumbing Product Quality Supervision, Inspection and Testing Center and the China National Construction Union Trust Certification Center will implement the “ceramic plate sealing faucet metal “Pollutant Emission Limit Certification” work. This certification may become the “3C” certification for faucet products.
On July 14, 2013, the report on the “Lead Shadow of the Faucet” in the “One Seventh” column of Shanghai TV Station was exposed: Shanghai East China University of Science and Technology conducted a 32-hour experiment on 13 faucet samples and found that 9 of them The lead content of the faucet soaking water of this brand exceeds the national standard. The incident not only caused great concern in the industry, but also caused panic among consumers. For a time, the issue of heavy metal content in faucets became a hot spot.
After nearly a year of turmoil in the incident, the faucet standard known as “the most stringent in history”-GB18145-2014 “Ceramic Seal Faucet Standard” was announced amidst the calls. Different from the current implementation of GB18145-2003 “Ceramic Sealing Sheet Faucet Standard”, the prescribed limit for lead precipitation in faucets is only a recommended standard, which is not mandatory and is not legally binding on enterprises. 17 metal pollutants such as arsenic, manganese, mercury, etc., are precipitated with prescribed limits and are regarded as strong clauses.
“Certificate of metal pollutant precipitation limit for ceramic sheet sealing faucet” is the first certification work for the new national standard of faucet. According to industry insiders, its core value is that the certification is scientific, fair and objective through a prestigious institution or organization. An authoritative result obtained later can reduce the burden of repeated certification and testing of enterprises, promote industrial upgrading and eliminate backward production processes. “Certificate of metal pollutant precipitation limit for ceramic sheet sealing faucet” may play the role of “3C certification in sanitary ware industry” in the future and become the market access certificate for faucet products.
It is reported that the “Certificate of Limits of Metal Pollutants Precipitation in Ceramic Sheet Sealing Faucets” has been launched, and many companies have voluntarily applied for certification. According to insiders, the National Building Materials Industry Building Hardware Plumbing Products Quality Supervision, Inspection and Testing Center and the China National Construction Union Trust Certification Center selected a number of outstanding domestic and foreign brands to carry out this certification. After strict testing and certification, it is expected that the number of the first batch of certified companies will not exceed 15, and the first batch of certified companies will be announced in December. Brands such as TOTO, Kohler, Roca, Jiumu, Zhongyu, and Huihuang have been in the first batch of certified lists.