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ISTITUTO GIORDANO S.P.A. REMAINS OPEN FOR BUSINESS

MEMORANDUM APPLICABLE UNTIL 3 APRIL
Please note that Istituto Giordano is OPEN and OPERATIONAL  during this period of general disruption (Prime Ministerial Decree 22/03/2020 – activities authorised in Annex 1 - ATECO classification of economic activities, codes 71 “Businesses offering architectural and engineering services; acceptance testing and technical analysis” and 72 “Scientific research and development”).

We will do our utmost to help in any way.  Inside the details.

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Agreement between Istituto Giordano and Intertek

Intertek, an International Certification body, recognize our Accredia accredited tests according to UNI CEI EN ISO/IEC 17025. 

This collaboration confirms the validity and credibility of our Institute as a partner for companies wishing to certify their products abroad by carrying out laboratory tests in Italy.

See the full list of our Accredia accredited tests

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The America WDMA Association recognizes our tests on windows, doors and skylights

After the American institutions NAMI and KEYSTONE, also the WDMA Association recognizes our tests on windows, doors and skylights carried out according to the main American standards ASTM and AAMA.
Look at the reference standards in detail.

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Test ASTM E90-09 for external and internal vertical partitions accredited by ACCREDIA!

More and more often, companies operating in the American and Middle Eastern markets are required to have their products or construction systems, generally external and internal vertical partitions, tested for sound insulation in accordance with the ASTM E 90-09 standard.
The accreditation of the test is an essential requirement and now our Acoustics Laboratory is able to perform this type of service.

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KEYSTONE, the US inspection agency, has recognized our tests on glass doors, windows, and curtain walls

We are the ONLY laboratory outside the US and Canada to have obtained such recognition. 
This means that a European company can be certified with Keystone by conducting performance tests at our laboratories, thereby making their product more attractive for the US market. 
 

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ECB•S Certification for burglary resistance products

Istituto Giordano is a recognized cooperation partner of ECB (European Certification Body GmbH) able to carry out the tests needed to obtain security certification for burglary resistance products such as: secure safe cabinets, ATM safes, ATM bases, strongroom doors, vaults, ATMs, etc.
ECB•S Certification guarantees that the products bearing its mark have been tested to the most exacting standards covering burglary resistance, fire resistance and quality of the materials utilised.

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60th Istituto Giordano anniversary - Gala dinner

With the gala dinner, organized for all our employees and collaborators, a year full of initiatives came to an end. We celebrated the milestone of 60 years of activity, recalling the road made and renewing the will to continue following it with enthusiasm and renewed enthusiasm. An evening in which the sense of belonging and the sharing of common goals have been pleasantly mixed with joy and the desire to celebrate together.

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Travel to Japan and Korea for Istituto Giordano


The Chief Executive Officer Dr. Nazario Giordano carried out an important trip in Japan and Korea to promote our activities in the areas of Product Certification and Laboratory Tests.
In Japan, a meeting was held with an important laboratory, CHEMITOX, based in Tokyo and laboratories in the prefecture of Yamanashi, specialized in tests on photovoltaic panels and industrial materials.
In Korea he met the representatives of KCL, the most important Korean Laboratory, specialized in construction and in various other technological sectors.

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New test shaker for the avionics, military, rail and civil sectors

We have installed a new vibration system employing ECO technology at our Pomezia branch.
The new system allows a greater range of products to be tested of increased weight and size (the table’s mounting surface is 750 mm x 1000 mm, extendable using auxiliary plates; the shaker has a maximum payload of 600 kg).
 

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On 29/06/2017 at our laboratory in Gatteo, the University of Reggio Calabria and Bosch Rexroth carried out a visit to verify the conformity of the supply referring to the "Test Cell".

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The Florida Building Code

In the 1990s, the state of Florida was hit by a series of extremely violent hurricanes that caused enormous damage to homes and a sizeable death toll. It was therefore decided to establish the Florida Building Code, a set of standards designed by the US state of Florida to ensure that buildings are resistant to the hurricanes and tornadoes that frequently occur in this area.
 

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Railway pantograph fatigue test

The test sample comprises a fully-assembled railway pantograph, complete with all electrical and mechanical components, installed on the supporting structure used when in service. The purpose of the test is to assess the fatigue behaviour of the upper-arm welds and note any other phenomenon caused by fatigue during testing.

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