In 1999, in order to help this sector of the Industry
demonstrate the suitability of the use of their
products, the French health authorities developed
a system to certify the sanitary conformity denominated
ACS (Attestation de conformité sanitaire).
This system allows the evaluation of the suitability
of a product to come into contact with water destined
for human consumption, according to the French
decree of May 29th 1997, and subsequent amendments.
The decree is applicable to plastic material
objects as well as accessories containing at least
one plastic component in contact with drinking
The conditions for obtaining the ACS are very
similar to those defined in the EAS(European Acceptance Scheme) project, the
future harmonised system which is currently under
preparation by the European Commission.
ACS, issued by a laboratory authorized by the
French health service, enables the evaluation
of the suitability of a material or object which
comes into contact with drinking water through
rigorous screening of the formulation in addition
to the execution of strict tests on the moulded
Lati S.p.A., through its Customer Assistance service, is able to support customers
in the validation process of their products until
this prestigious certification which is indispensable
for the French market has been obtained. The wide
availability of raw materials from qualified suppliers
enables the preparation of specific formulations
which allow our customers to achieve this important
ACS APPROVALS - Attestation de Conformité Sanitaire
Migration tests in compliance with standard XP P 41-250
(a) The approval comprises any LATIGLOSS 57 G/** NAT.:0138F2 and LATIGLOSS 57 G/** BLACK:3302F2 in which ** represents a glass fibre content ranging from 40 to 60%. These products are available upon request.