MMFA: Innovation drives product standards

An MMFA working group visited the AgPR facility in Troisdorf, a recycling plant for PVC flooring

Ongoing innovations in multilayer flooring are spurring on the market and changing perspectives, and new solutions to familiar market requirements are making it necessary to revise standards.

This was why, immediately after the summer break, the Executive Board of the Multilayer Modular Flooring Association (MMFA), led by Chairman Matthias Windmöller, held a meeting with an ad hoc technical group made up of specialists from various member companies.

The location of the meeting was quite relevant to the programme, as it started out with a visit to the AgPR in Troisdorf, a recycling plant for PVC flooring, where Managing Director, Dr Jochen Zimmermann, gave an introduction to the objectives and background of the facility.

This was followed by a number of lively discussions internally concerning the continued development of standards, test criteria and measurement procedures for the various categories of multilayer flooring that must keep up with the fast pace of innovation while also leaving sufficient freedom for future developments simultaneously.

The validity of the results will now be tested by means of inter-laboratory comparisons between member companies. A further meeting will be held later this year which will aim to draw conclusions about the best way to proceed.


All images are credited to the MMFA