KOMO certification is a quality mark used in the paint industry in the Netherlands. The KOMO mark is issued by the Dutch organisation SKH, which is an independent organisation that specialises in the certification and testing of paint systerms.
In order to obtain KOMO certification, paint manufacturers such as Anker Stuy Coatings, must meet certain standards and guidelines for the production and testing of their products. These standards cover areas such as composition, durability, and safety, and are designed to ensure that the paint is of a high quality and will perform well over time.
To obtain KOMO certification, paint manufacturers must submit their products to a series of rigorous tests and inspections. These tests are conducted by independent third-party testing agencies, which evaluate the paint's performance in a variety of areas, including adhesion, resistance to water and chemicals, and colour stability.
These tests are far more rigorous than standards of other countries and European standards. Which means that KOMO certified paint is far superior that paint that has not been certified. As there is a huge price barrier to acquiring KOMO certification, and each paint system needs to be registered, most companies will not certify products for markets outside of the Netherlands. Anker Stuy Coatings does not do that, meaning all of our products are certified, or are tested to KOMO standards.
If the paint meets the necessary standards, the manufacturer is granted a KOMO certificate, which they can use to demonstrate the quality and reliability of their product to customers and regulatory authorities.
In addition to the paint industry, KOMO certification is also used in a number of other industries in the Netherlands, such as construction, plumbing, and electrical engineering. The certification process is similar across these industries, with products and services being evaluated against specific standards and guidelines in order to receive the KOMO mark.