Certification, Accreditations & Traceability

At ITAC we take our promises and commitments very seriously. We are passionate about ensuring that our products are fit for the purpose intended and are manufactured in a responsible manner, reducing the health and safety risks posed to our staff, visitors and neighbours and minimising risks to the environment wherever possible.

To meet these commitments, ITAC maintains registrations to a number of bodies including:

Whilst the size of our operation means that we fall outside the remit of the Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) Regulations we do, nevertheless, comply with all relevant health and safety regulations and guidance governing our business sector and manufacturing operations including (but not limited to):

Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres (DESEAR) Regulations.

HSG 176 – The Storage of Flammable Liquids in Tanks.

CLC/TR 50404 – Electrostatics; Code of Practice for avoidance of hazards due to static electricity.

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations.

Classificiation, Labelling & Packaging (CPL) Regulations.

HSG 51 – The Storage of Flammable Liquid in Containers.

HSG 140 – The Safe Use and Handling of Flammable Liquids.

PGN6/44(11) – Statutory Guidance for the Manufacture of Coating Materials.

Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulations.

Carriage of Dangerous Goods (CDG) Regulations.

Accreditations and Traceability

A certificate of testing is required for each batch, which provides final testing data and yield calculation for each master batch supplied with full traceability of raw materials and process conditions being required.

HSG 140 – The Safe Use and Handling of Flammable Liquids.

The information gained from Quality Control is recorded and stored in the laboratory and the relevant information is completed on a Certificate of Analysis. This record contains the batch number, quantity, packing details, Customer order number, solids, viscosity, specific gravity and any other pertinent information required. The certificate is then dispatched with the goods. Batch samples are retained for a period of 6 months after manufacture.

As part of the ISO process, cleaning procedures are fully documented. Machines are checked and signed off by the wet mix supervisor prior to loading the next mix in the machine. This process ensures there is no possibility of cross-contamination with following mixes.

CLC/TR 50404 – Electrostatics; Code of Practice for avoidance of hazards due to static electricity.

Final product testing is carried out in our Quality Control Laboratory and ensures that the final product meets customer specification.