Certification for worldwide use
FM approval for EJOT flat roof products
19.05.2022, Market Unit ConstructionA wide range of EJOT flat roof fasteners has been tested and approved for use by the American FM Approvals testing institute in combination with various types of roofing membranes. The necessary tests for this approval essentially correspond to the European approval ETA and confirm the safety, reliability and durability of the EJOT flat roof fasteners. The FM approval is a further step for the worldwide use of the products.
The background: In Europe, fasteners are usually tested on the basis of an EEAS and thus approved for use with all roofing membranes. However, the American FM Approvals testing institute, which is connected to the global insurance company FM Global, tests the entire system consisting of fastener, substructure, insulation material and roof sheet in an individual test. A comprehensive series of tests with various fastener/roofing membrane combinations has now been approved by FM Approvals.
An increasing number of investors and building owners in Europe are demanding the American quality certificate (FM Approvals Standard 4470). FM approval can be relevant for construction projects of internationally operating companies. These are already required in the tender in order to comply with FM Global's insurance standards.
A list of all approved products is available from the central Roofnav database (www.roofnav.com).
About EJOT®With the Market Unit Construction, the fastening technology specialist EJOT caters to selected segments of the building industry. This includes professional applications on building facades and installation solutions for technical facilities inside the building. The main products are drilling and sealing screws, nylon anchors, assembly elements for attachments, profiles, chemical and mechanical anchors as well as fasteners for flat roofs and solar applications. Whether it is the construction of the highest tower, the most spectacular nuclear reactor protective cover or the southernmost polar station in the world – EJOT customers rely on many years of experience in the building industry. EJOT – with over 3,900 employees in 38 companies, more than 24,000 products and one hundred years of company history.
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EJOT flat roof fixtures have been approved by the American FM Approval testing institute.