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CE marking of geosynthetic materials

CE marking of Geosynthetic Materials

Overview

From 1st July 2013, under the Construction Products Regulation (CPR 305/2011) it became mandatory in all EEA Countries for manufacturers to apply CE Marking to any of their products covered by a harmonised European Standard (hEN) or a European Technical Assessment (ETA).  This was a major change in the UK as affixing of CE Marking under the old Construction Products Directive (CPD) had been voluntary.

The CE Mark is the ‘passport’ which enables a product to be sold in all EEA Countries.  The Manufacturer is responsible for affixing the CE Mark.  In order to be CE Marked a product must have the ‘Manufacturers Declaration of Performance’ and a ‘Certificate of Conformity of the Factory Production Control’.

Manufacturers Declaration of Performance – This document contains the value of the performance characteristics together with the tolerance levels.  It is the Manufacturers responsibility to test (with or without the use of an external laboratory) and declare these values, together with the relevant harmonised standards and functions claimed.  For further information, please contact Clarissa Austin (+44 (0)161 873 6543 caustin@bttg-hpm.co.uk) or Rob Marshall (+44 (0)161 873 6543 rmarshall@bttg.co.uk) who will be happy to discuss your requirements.

Certificate of Conformity of the Factory Production Control – The factory product and control system (FPC) is established and maintained by the manufacturer but audited and inspected by an eternal Notified Body, such as BTTG™.  Once the FPC system has been audited a Certificate of Conformity of the Factory production Control is issued covering each product manufactured under the approved system.  Routine surveillance will also be necessary.  For further information, please contact Mike Nunney (+44 (0)113 259 1999 mike.nunney@bttg.co.uk) who will be happy to discuss your requirements.