Stirling Lloyd’s pioneering Bridge Deck Waterproofing gains European approval

Stirling Lloyd is proud to announce that its Eliminator Bridge Deck Waterproofing system has gained European Technical Assessment (ETA) certification from the European Organisation for Technical Approvals (EOTA) through the British Board of Agrément (BBA). The ETA is based on the testing requirements as set out in European Technical Approval Guideline (ETAG) 033. Eliminator is the first UK manufactured system to achieve this level of accreditation.

The ETA certificate confirms that Eliminator has been tested and meets the very latest, high-level European requirements that are specific to the waterproofing of bridge decks. Unlike most other systems, which use more generic standards to CE mark their materials, Eliminator is CE marked to a specific standard.

Clients, specifiers and contractors in EU Members States can be confident when selecting Eliminator that it fully complies with the EU’s design, installation and performance requirements. The certificate provides assurances that the product will perform to consistently high standards, helping to bring greater quality to the construction industry.

As well as confirming the effectiveness of Stirling Lloyd’s advanced polymer technology, Eliminator’s ETA certification provides the latest Factory Production Control (FCP++), which includes audits of production processes, QA/QC testing and full traceability of raw materials through to the finished product.

Eliminator has an unparalleled 30-year global track record. The product has already provided protection of over 15,000,000m2 of bridge deck, on more than 20,000 structures in over 60 countries, in extreme climates, on both road and rail, under heavy traffic on steel and concrete.

John Volpicelli, export director at Stirling Lloyd comments: “It’s fantastic news that Stirling Lloyd has received this ETA accreditation. We operate in many countries both in and outside Europe, and this high level of testing and auditing means all our clients can be assured that Eliminator meets the EOTA standards in manufacture, specification and performance. Stirling Lloyd is proud to be constantly improving standards in engineering.”

Dr Frank Swallow, technical director at Stirling Lloyd oversees all research and development and was heavily involved in the assessment. Frank commented: “During the assessment, BBA technical officers oversaw a large number of comprehensive tests on Eliminator, testing key features and validating the test reports.

“We were confident that our product would come through the assessment with flying colours, as all our products are put through rigorous in-house testing, to ensure they always exceed industry standards. The attainment of the internationally recognised ETA certification through the BBA demonstrates Stirling Lloyd’s commitment to high quality product innovation.”

For more information please visit www.stirlinglloyd.com

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