Official authorities in Sweden must use materials and equipment which produce documents meeting the requirements in the Swedish National Archives Regulations.
The simplest way for an authority to select the right material regarding archival durability and permanence is to use a certified product. RISE is an accredited body for testing and certification in accordance with Swedish National Archives Regulations (RA-FS 2006:4).
The suppliers can guarantee that those requirements are met with such a certificate.
The certification rules are specified in "SPCR 004 2015". This publication can be downloaded to the right under "More information".
The following procedure is applied:
Archival paper is evaluated according to ISO 11108 and permanent paper according to ISO 9706. Recording on paper is evaluated according to ISO 11798. The Swedish National Archives Regulations RA-FS 2006:4 refer to these.
Application forms can be downloaded to the right under “More information”.
The client obtains an international certificate, certified by RISE, for archival materials which shall be stored and preserved. Products certified for use in the preparation of documents to be kept for long periods of time are listed, follow the link in the right margin.
Types of products that can be certified;
Certified products may be marked "Svenskt Arkiv".
Certification of Paper and Archival Materials
ISO 17025 ”General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories”
ISO 17065 ”Conformity assessment - Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services"
RA-FS 2006:4 "Riksarkivets föreskrifter och allmänna råd om tekniska krav och certifiering"
SPCR 004 2015 ”Certification rules for archival materials"
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The customer prepares the test items unless otherwise agreed.
SPCR 004 2015 (pdf, 346.77 KB)
Application for certification (pdf, 153.36 KB)