all condomi condoms are free of animal
derivatives and meet or surpass all global and domestic quality
condomi began producing condoms
in 1996 that conformed to the european standard EN 600. this
particular standard is very important because condoms that do not
conform to this standard cannot be sold in the EU. the standard
seeks to ensure quality, and without quality and reliability, a
condom is not going to protect against disease and unwanted
pregnancy. it becomes, essentially, useless.
today's condom users rightly
expect not only contraception, but also effective protection
against sexually transmitted diseases, especially the HIV virus.
to protect the consumer, condoms have now been
raised in status to that of a "medical" product. this is the
result of the european union directive 93/42/EU from 14 june 1993.
on this basis, since august 1998, only condoms which maintain
these legal standards receive the european certification (CE), and
may be sold in europe.
in connection with this,
condom experts from all over europe hammered out a standard that
would be equitable for all europeans, and has been applicable
since april 1996. it is the european norm (EN) 600:1996
this standard establishes the minimum acceptable
level of quality for condoms.
- minimum length for condoms: 170 mm
- width for condoms 44-56 mm
- wall thickness for condoms 0.04-0.08 mm
- burst volume: minimum 18 liters
- individual electronic testing
- resistance to tearing