Construction Product Regulation / CPR

Construction Product Regulation / CPR

CONSTRUCTION PRODUCT REGULATION

EU Construction Product Directive (CPD) has developed into Construction Products Regulation (CPR) fully applicable as law in all Member States from July 2013 onwards. CPR covers any cable product intended to be incorporated in construction works (fixed installation), including both buildings and civil engineering works and subject to performance requirements on reaction and/or resistance to fire.

CE – MARKING

CPR itself doesn‘t define products‘ performance requirements. This remains the responsibility of the national fire safety authorities. CPR does introduce harmonized declarations of performance (DoP) along with the respective CE marking applied on the product or its packaging.

Time schedule for the entry into force of the CPR

ADOPTION OF THE CRP EUROCLASSES INTO THE NATIONAL REGULATION

The European application standard EN50174 for the installation of communication networks in buildings anticipates this already in some national forewords reflecting the new national regulations and recommendations to the use of cable in buildings.

Inside buildings only products according to Euro class B2ca, Cca, Dca or Eca are permissible. Cable according to class Eca or Dca are applicable for general purposes where fire risks are limited.

Fire safety cable according to class B2ca and Cca are to be used if the building‘s purpose suggests to increase the level of fire safety because of the potential fire hazard (i.e. hospitals, nurseries, buildings for large events).

HIGH REQUIREMENT

PRODUCT SOLUTIONS

Already now all relevant cable for building installations are classified into the new Euro class scheme. Details are available from the latest product data sheet. Special attention is required for products with high or very high fire performance requirements. The table below actually lists latest certified products for the Euro classes B2ca and Cca. More to come in the near future.

FOCUS ON / CPR

CPR

We support customer needs and requirements by investing in higher value-added products, and developing high-performance cables that are fully compliant with the most stringent European CPR requirements.

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