FIBA CERTIFICATE FOR THE CHARACTERISATION OF SPORTS SURFACES
WHAT IS THE FIBA CERTIFICATE?
The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is the world governing body for basketball and has more than 200 national federation partners around the world. It is responsible for conducting approval programmes for basketball products and equipment.
According to FIBA Regulations, official basketball competitions must only be played on sports surfaces accredited by an approved centre. The FIBA certificate for basketball sports surfaces specifies the requirements and test methods that courts must meet in order to be approved by FIBA and to ensure that the surface is suitable for basketball.
The FIBA certificate has two levels of approval. The first level is for FIBA national and club team competitions, as well as other national and international club and elite national team competitions. The second level is for any other competition not included in Level 1.
AITEX IS A FIBA-APPROVED LABORATORY
AITEX is one of the test centres accredited worldwide by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) to issue the FIBA certificate. It is in charge of testing for the characterisation of the materials used on the basketball court.
The FIBA-approved centres, with their characterisation work, ensure the quality, durability and resistance of all materials used in basketball surfaces.
QUALITY CONTROL TESTING FOR BASKETBALL SURFACES
> Impact absorption
> Vertical deformation
> Linear friction
> Abrasion resistance
> Specular sheen
> Rolling load
WHY INCLUDE A FIBA CERTIFICATE?
Obtaining FIBA certification guarantees the quality and performance of the sports surface, in this case the basketball court.
Having all basketball equipment approved by FIBA ensures that the current FIBA rules for basketball are correctly followed. The FIBA certificate ensures that the sports equipment used is of the highest quality and has all the necessary strength and durability requirements to ensure a first class game.
The FIBA certificate ensures, among other things, the uniformity of the behaviour of the floor, as the ball-floor interaction is an essential aspect for the correct development of basketball.