About us

Ertecna Lda, manufacturer of the products within the Sinalux, Everlux, Masterlux, Excellence by Sinalux and Excellence by Everlux brands, was created in October 1989, with the purpose of initiating in Portugal  the study, research and development of technologies applicable to the manufacturing of photoluminescent products, and their applicability in a specific area of the safety sector: photoluminescent (phosphorescent) safety signs.

As a reference in the fire hazard safety market, it makes available high quality prodcts, as well as a strong sales and technical supports, such as: training or software solutions for installers, architects, designers and prescribers of all building projects.

It began exporting in 1992, and is now available in over 80 countries, with its own reps in Spain, UK, France and Hungary markets, having expanded its production facilities into Brazil, since 2005. Also with the purpose of giving its feedback for a better and more conscient safety culture, Ertecna Lda is seated in several local and international Norm Committees:

IPQ -Instituto Português da Qualidade, cooperating at the Technical Commission nº46, managed by ONS-APSEI (Portugal);
ISO – International Standard Organization (Committee ISO TC145/SC2);
ABNT – Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas (Committee ABNT/CB-24, Brazil);

AENOR – Asociación Española de Normalización y Certificación (Committee AEN CTN 23/SC1, Spain);
AFNOR - Association Française de Normalisation (Committee AFNOR/X08C, France);
MSZT - Hungarian Standards Institution (Hungary);

CEN – European Committee for Standardization (CEN/SAB/OHS, Brussels).
British Standards Institution (United Kingdom).

In addition is also a member of professional associations in the various countries where it works:

NAFED – National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors (USA)USGBC - U.S. Green Building Council (USA)PSPA – Photoluminescent Safety Products Association (United Kingdom);
APSEI – Associação Portuguesa de Segurança Electrónica e de Protecção Incêndio (Portugal);IFEDA -The Independent Fire Engineering and Distributors Association (United Kingdom);BFC - The British Fire Consortium (United Kingdom);
FIA - Fire Industry Association (United Kingdom);The UK Fire Association (United Kingdom);APICI - Asociación de Profesionales de Ingeniería de Protección Contra Incendios (Spain);
Tecnifuego-Aespi – Asociación Española de Sociedades de Protección contra incêndios (Spain);FFMI - Fédération Française des Métiers de L'Incendie (France);La Fédération Feierschutz A.s.b.l. - Association - groupement des professionnels de la sécurité incendie (Luxembourg);

TSZVSZ - Hungarian Association of Companies that operate within the Fire Protection Sector (Hungary);