As world leader in the cable industry, Prysmian Group is dedicated to offering the widest range
of cables compliant with the new European Construction Products Regulation (CPR) by ensuring
the highest levels of quality, safety and sustainability.
The date of applicability for this new harmonised standard was June 10, 2016, with the co-existence period end-date set for July 1, 2017. The CPR covers any cable product intended to be incorporated into construction works, and subject to performance requirements on reaction and/or resistance to fire. Prysmian is more than ready to support its customers during this delicate transition period by providing the required capabilities for fire testing, product positioning and materials development. The Group has been investing for many years in higher addedvalue products, and has developed a full range of high-performance cables that are fully compliant with the requirements of CPR across multiple European Countries.
Helping deliver complete information. A Declaration of Performance and CE marking ensures consistency and reliability of information around performance for each cable. In order to help its clients in all steps towards this milestone, Prysmian has developed and launched a dedicated website and communications campaign addressed to decision makers, professionals and, of course, its customers. These tools will help deliver correct and complete information regarding safer cables and CPR, and ensure a smooth transition in all countries and across the entire supply chain. Users will be informed about European and local developments, in order to promote readiness and cooperation with authorities and business partners.
“CPR is a unique turning point in enhancing safety and quality in the European cable market. This regulation will guarantee a certain level of performance in relation to a cable’s reaction and resistance to fire, and its release of dangerous substances.”
CEO Prysmian Group