The quality mark rules of the Gütegemeinschaft Mineralwolle e.V.

  1. Name and headquarters
  2. Purpose and task
  3. Membership
  4. Representation
  5. Setting up and design of the quality mark
  6. Circle of the authorized and use conditions
  7. Rights and duties of the ones involved
  8. Changes

1. Name and headquarters

1.1 The Gütegemeinschaft Mineralwolle e.V. is a quality community according to the principles for quality marks in the setting April 1996 and leads the name "Gütegemeinschaft Mineralwolle e.V. " . It is registered in the association register of the district court Darmstadt.

1.2 Headquarters of the Gütegemeinschaft Mineralwolle e.V. is Rossdorf bei Darmstadt.

2. Purpose and tasks

2.1 The Gütegemeinschaft Mineralwolle e.V. has the purpose,
2.1.1 to secure the quality of products made of mineral wool and
2.1.2 to mark products made of mineral wool whose quality is protected with the "quality mark products made of mineral wool".

2.2  Mineral wool as defined by these rules is glass, stone or slag wool made of man-made vitreous (silicate) fibres with random orientation with alkaline oxide and alkali earth oxide (Na2O+K2O+CaO+MgO+BaO) content greater than 18 per cent by weight.

3. Membership

The full membership of the association can be purchased by every enterprise, which produces products made of mineral wool and brings these products by itself or through third parties to circulation. Every association or every individual or legal entity which represents economy or traffic circles if the organization appreciates that they have a legitimate interest in the quality safeguarding can purchase the guest membership.

4. Representation

According to the § 26 of BGB to the executive board belong the chairman and his representative. Each of them is authorised to represent.

5. Setting up and design of the quality mark

5.1 The Gütegemeinschaft Mineralwolle e.V. is bearer of the following quality mark:

5.2 The quality mark corresponds to the principles for quality marks in the respectively valid setting.

5.3 The quality mark is typed in as a collective brand for the German patent and brand office.

6. Circle of the authorized and use conditions

6.1 The quality mark of products made of mineral wool may be used by every enterprise which satisfies the prerequisites of the full membership, produces products made of mineral wool, in accordance with the quality and examining regulations and takes these products by itself or through third parties to circulation to which quality mark has been awarded to.

6.2 The quality mark can be awarded only if the quality committee has checked the prerequisites according to the quality and examining regulations as well as the implementing regulations. The executive board must certify the awarding. The awarding may not be done dependent by other obligations which are aimed besides the full membership in the organization as such to observe the organization rules, the quality mark rules together with quality and examining regulations as well as the implementing regulations.

6.3 The quality mark users may use the quality mark only for quality protected products.

7. Rights and duties of the ones involved

7.1 The Gütegemeinschaft Mineralwolle e.V. as the sign carrier is entitled to the right which rises from claims because of illegal sign use.

7.2 The Gütegemeinschaft Mineralwolle e.V. is obliged,
7.2.1 to supervise the quality mark users in order to observe these quality mark rules, the quality and the implementing regulations,
7.2.2 to act if the use of the quality mark is disrupted or impaired,
7.2.3 to intervene if the quality mark is used improperly,
7.2.4 to delete the quality mark typed in as a collective brand for the German Patent and Brand Office if it is deleted in the RAL quality mark list. This obligation also applies to a foreign registration of the quality mark (IR brand) or to the entry of the quality mark as a community brand.

7.3 The quality mark users are obliged,
7.3.1 to observe these qualita mark rules the quality and examining regulations and the implementing regulations,
7.3.2 to inform the quality community if they learn that the quality mark is used improperly,
7.3.3 to contribute to the promotion of the purposes of the Gütegemeinschaft Mineralwolle e.V.,
7.3.4 to pay the contributions fixed by the quality community or levies according to the fixings by the general meeting.

7.4 The quality mark users have to represent the quality of their products themselves. A liability of the Gütegemeinschaft Mineralwolle e.V., its organs or representatives is excluded.

8. Changes

Changes of the quality mark rules, also editorial type, require the decision making of the general meeting and the previous consent of the RAL to their effectiveness. They become effective on the day on which the executive board announces in writing all association members about these changes including the consent of the RAL. The day of the dispatch of the written announcement is substantial.