Personal protective equipment (PPE) protects us from risks to health and safety both in our workplace and in our daily lives.

Recent events related to COVID-19 have made respiratory protection an important part of our health care.


  • What does the CTEC service include?

    In the newest laboratory of CTEC for testing personal protective equipment we test the essential characteristics of the three main types of masks: filter, medical and textile.


    Filtering half masks of FFP type are tested according to BDS EN 149:2001 + A1 according to the following points of the standard:

    - Penetration of the filter, item 8.11

    - Conditioning by simulation of use, 8.3.1

    - Conditioning at temperature and flow effects, 8.3.2 and 8.3.4

    - Mechanical strength, 8.3.3

    - Resistance to breathing, item 8.9

    - Flammability, item 8.6

    - Strength of attachment of exhalation valve housing, item 8.8


    For protective clothing we perform aerosol leakage tests according to standard EN ISO 13982.

  • Basic documents and information

  • Benefits for you

    • Receive information on whether your product complies with the applicable requirements of the relevant harmonized standard and regulation;
    • In case of non-compliance with the requirements of the standard / regulation, you get an idea of ​​what actions to take to make changes to your product and fulfill the requirement;
    • With the test report you have the opportunity to fill in the technical file of the product in accordance with the requirements of Regulation (EU) 2016/425, requiring the affixing of the CE mark;
    • You can sell your product on the European market.


  • Why choose CTEC?

    We have consistently expanded the portfolio of our notifications and in 2021 we became the first notified body in the country under Regulation (EU) 2016/425.


    In order to meet the expectations and demands of our customers to the greatest extent, we purchased equipment from a leading manufacturer of non-standard equipment and started the construction of a new laboratory from scratch.


    Today our laboratory for testing PPE is the only one with its scope in Bulgaria. We have modern equipment and competent and highly qualified specialists.

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Construction products
phone.:  +359 (42) 627217, 042 620368


Machinery, equipment and devices
phone.: +359 (42) 630476
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CTEC number in the information system of the European Commission NANDO (New Approach Notified and Designated Organisations) is NB 1871.