CPR (RETULATION (EU) No 305/2011 – CPR) is a new construction product regulation promulgated by the European Union on March 9, 2011, replacing the old construction product directive (89/106 / EEC – CPD) and notifying CPR that Entered the enforcement stage in July 2013.
Background of CPR instruction implementation
The CPD directive for construction products is a directive for building material products in many compulsory certifications formulated by the European Union. Its purpose is to eliminate different technical barriers between member states and promote free trade through a unified technical standard. Due to the large differences in construction product directives among member states, the European Commission plans to replace the existing construction product directives with new construction product regulations (CPR).
Benefits of CPR instruction implementation:
As a more optimized regulation, it is expected to bring:
1. Explain the basic concepts and use of the CE mark;
2. Simplify procedures and reduce business costs, especially for small and medium enterprises;
3. Improve the credibility of the entire system.
The latest requirements of the CPR Directive
The purpose of the new regulations is consistent with that of the CPD, and it will retain many of the core factors of the CPD, while avoiding differences in local regulations. In addition to the six basic performance requirements established by the CPD, companies also need to prove the environmental sustainability information of the building products they produce. Therefore, the Construction Product Management Rules (CPR) set seven requirements for the basic performance of construction products, as follows:
1. Mechanical resistance and stability;
2. Safety in case of fire;
3. Hygiene, health and the environment;
4. Safety and accessibility in use;
5. Protection against noise;
6. Energy economy and heat retention;
7. Sustainable use of natural resources.
The main differences between CPR regulations and CPD directives include:
Many new definitions
CE mark becomes mandatory under the set conditions
Importers and distributors need to take the same responsibility
ETAG and ETA (license) will be replaced by EAD and ETA (evaluation) respectively
Responsibilities of Technical Evaluation Bodies (TABs)
Duties of the authorized body
Additional Responsibilities of Notified Bodies (NBs)
Notified Body Authorization Procedure
Simplified procedures for obtaining CE mark
Market supervision and protective measures procedures
Two phases of CPR implementation
Preparation stage: establishment of organizational structure and preparation of technical architecture documents (up to June 30, 2013)
Implementation stage: The manufacturer issues a product performance statement (DoP) and CE mark for CPR (From July 1, 2013)