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China Link performs over 5000 physical and chemical tests a year in its in-house floor testing laboratory
 
 
 
 
China Link is run by 4 accredited lab operators, with FM HUE certified superior or average superior colour competency
 




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China Link's lab equipment is regularly third party calibrated:

· Digital Controlled Temperature Water Tank-HH-2 · Oven-A    Oven-B
· Spectrophotometer · Electronic Balance
· Constant Low Temperature Tank · Digital Micrometer-101292436
· Digital Calipers · Rotary Abraser-5135
· Rotary Abraser-5155 · Grit Feeder-155
· Digital Controlled Temperature Water Tank-HH-S · Digital Micrometer-11151606
· Liquid in Glass Thermometer-3105 · Liquid in Glass Thermometer-3106
· Liquid in Glass Thermometer-3107 · Liquid in Glass Thermometer-3108


 
China Link's lab performs the following tests:
 
Colour Competency Test
Private standard



WOOD FLOORING LAMINATE FLOORING
 
  1. Moisture Content
    EN 13183-1-2002 ASTM D4442-07 Method B GB/T18103-2000(6.3.3) and GB/17657-1999(4.3) MC factory comparative chart
  2. Formaldehyde Emission EN 717-1 2004 ASTM D6007-02 GB/18580-2001 and
    GB/17657-1999 (4.12)
  3. Delamination GB/T18103-2000(6.3.2) Delamination ratio test Delamination factory comparative table
  4. Varnish Hardness
    EN ISO 15184-1998 ASTM D 3363-00 GB/T6739-2006
  5. Varnish Adherence 
    EN ISO 2409-07
    ASTM D 3359-97 GB/T18103-2000(6.3.5) and
    GB/T4893.4-1985
  6. Varnish Gloss EN ISO 2813-2000
  7. Varnish Gloss Retention Private standard
  8. Varnish Abrasion Resistance ASTM D 4060-07 (Weight Loss) ASTM D 4060-07 (Wear Through) GB/T18103-2000(6.3.6) EN 13696 (SIS Wear Through) Private standard (S-33 Wear Through)
  9. Varnish and UV Oil Staining Resistance EN 438.2 – 2005 ASTM D 3023-98 GB/T18103-2000(6.3.7) and 
    GB/17657-1999 (4.37)
  10. Varnish Impact Resistance EN 13696-2009 (large ball) EN438-2: 2005 (small ball)
  11. Varnish Scratch Resistance
    EN 438-2: 2005 (26) Hamberger Planer
  12. Modulus of Elasticity
    GB/T18103-2000(6.3.4)
    and GB/17657-1999 (4.9)
  13. Modulus of Rupture
    GB/T18103-2000(6.3.4) and
    GB/17657-1999 (4.9)
  14. Color Matching
    Private standard
  15. Climate Test
    Private standard
  16. Installation on a Wet Deck
    Private standard
  17. Natural Oil Staining Resistance
    Private standard
  1. Moisture Content EN 13329-2006 and EN 322 -1993 ASTM D1037-99 and
    ANSI NALFA LF01-2008
    GB/T18102-2007(6.3.2)
  2. Formaldehyde Emission
    EN 717-1 (2004) ASTM D 6007 – 02 GB/T18102-2007(6.3.17)
  3. Gloss EN ISO 2813-2000
  4. Surface Gloss Retention Private standard
  5. Abrasion Resistance EN 13329-2006 ANSI NALFA LF01-2008 GB/T18102-2007(6.3.11)
  6. Staining Resistance    
    EN 13329-2006 and EN 438.2 – 2005 ANSI NALFA LF01-2008GB/T18102-2007(6.3.14) and
    GB/17657-1999 (4.37)
  7. Impact Resistance  
    EN 13329-2006 (large ball) EN 13329-2006 (small ball) ANSI NALFA LF01-2008 GB/T18102-2007(6.3.16)
  8. Scratch Resistance
    EN 438-2 – 2005
  9. Cigarette Burn Resistance
    EN 13329 and 438 GB/T18102-2007(6.3.12)
  10. Surface Bonding    
    EN 311-2002 and 
    EN 13329-2006
    ANSI NALFA LF01-2008
  11. Internal Bonding Strength  
    GB/T18102-2007 (6.3.6) and GB/T17657-1999 (4.8) ASTM D1037-99
  12. Water Absorption Coefficient      
    EN 13329-2006ANSI NALFA LF01-2008 GB/T18102-2007(6.3.4)
  13. Density
    GB/T18102-2007(6.3.2) and
    GB/17657-1999 (4.2)
  14. Modulus of Rupture GB/T18102-2007(6.3.4)
  15. Color Matching
    Private standard
  16. 2 mins/10 mins Water Exposure at Joints
    Private standard
   
WPC FLOORING VINYL FLOORING
   
  1. Water Absorption
    GB/T 24508-2009 and GB/T 17657-1999 (4.6)
  2. Formaldehyde Emission
    GB/T 24508-2009, GB18580-2001 and GB/T17657-1999 (4.12)
  3. Dimensional Change Coefficient after Water Absorption
    GB/T 24508-2009
  4. Abrasion Resistance for Coated and Uncoated Flooring
    GB/T 24508-2009 and GB/T18103-2000 (6.3.6)
  5. Abrasion Resistance for Faced Flooring
    GB/T 24508-2009 and GB/T18102-2007 (6.3.11)
  6. Resistance to Staining
    GB/T 24508-2009 and GB/T17657-1999 (4.37)
  7. Large Ball Impact Resistance
    GB/T 24508-2009 and GB/T 18102-2007 (6.3.16)
  8. Density
    GB/T 24508-2009 and GB/T17657-1999 (4.2)
  9. Dimensional Change Coefficient after Exposure to Heat
    GB/T 24508-2009
  10. Resistance to High-Low Temperature Cycles
    GB/T 24508-2009
  11. Ability to Resist Bending Damage
    GB/T 24508-2009 and GB/T 17657-1999 (4.9.4)
  12. Resistance to Freeze-Thaw
    GB/T 24508-2009
  1. Volatility
    GB18586-2001
  2. Abrasion Resistance
    ANSI NALFA LF01-2008 GB/T4085-2005 and GB/T18102-2007 (6.3.11) EN 660-2
  3. Dimensional Stability after Exposure to Heat
    GB/T4085-2005 ASTM F 2199-2009 EN 434-1994
  4. Average Dimension and Weight Deviation
    GB/T4085-2005 EN 430-1994
  5. Curling after Exposure to Heat
    GB/T4085-2005 EN 434-1994
  6. Density
    GB/T4085-2005
  7. Flexibility
    ASTM F 137:2008 and ASTM F 1700:2004 EN 435:1994
  8. Scratch Resistance
    Private standard (by hand with green pad) Private standard (BYK abrader with steel wool) Private standard (manual sclerometer) ISO 1518
  9. Resistance to Chemicals
    ASTM F 925-2002 EN 423-2002
  10. Heat Stability by Colour Change
    ASTM F 1514-03
  11. Static Load Limit
    ASTM F 970-2007
  12. Short Term Indentation and Residual Indentation
    ASTM F 1914-2007
  13. Peel Resistance
    EN 431-1994
  14. Profile Tensile Strength
    Private standard
  15. Profile Accuracy
    Private standard
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