For the first time, it is mandatory for manufacturers to apply CE marking to any product covered by either a harmonised European standard (hEN) or a European Technical Assessment (ETA).
According to the CPR, the requirement for CE marking will apply to: ‘any product or kit which is produced and placed on the market for incorporation in a permanent manner in construction works or parts thereof and the performance of which has an effect on the performance of the construction works with respect to the basic requirements for construction works.’
All products that fall under this definition and are covered by a harmonised standard, will have to be accompanied by a Declaration of Performance and will need to display the CE mark. However, it does not automatically mean that the product will be suitable for all applications in all EU countries.
Specific APA Member mills are already able to supply products carrying CE marking under
Product marked under AVCP system CE 2+ for structural use can also be used for non-structural applications. Buyers will need to check with individual mills under which Attestation of Conformity their panels have been assessed.
Panels manufactured to the American standards but not bearing a CE marking can still be legally used within the European Union where they are not permanently incorporated into the construction, for example concrete formwork, crating, hoarding and non-permanent buildings.
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