Ü mark of conformity
The European Construction Products Regulation (CPR) describes the fundamental requirements on hygiene, health and environment protection. In Germany, the approval principles for health-evaluation of construction products by the German Institute for Structural Engineering (DIBt) specify these, especially concerning emissions.
So in Germany, for reasons of health and environment, the Ü mark of conformity on the basis of a national technical approval (abZ) is required for
Note: The Ü mark of conformity on the basis of the abZ is compulsory for those products for interior use. That means: who uses products without Ü mark which are nevertheless sold in DIY stores, for example, defies the Building Regulations of the Land.
As of January 1, 2014, only DIBt approved wall coverings can be sold for indoor use in Germany.
The German Institute for Structural Engineering (DIBt) requires emissions tests for VOCs to be performed on wall coverings in test chambers according to the ISO 16000 standard.
This now applies to products as specified in EN 15102 including:
Cylindrical and plate-type shaped paneling made from:
- Synthetic and cork materials
- Glass fibre
- Photo wallpaper
Wall coverings made of paper or wood-based materials are not affected by this regulation nor are textile wall coverings.
The DIBt has recognised the UL ECO-INSTITUT as testing, inspection and certification body.
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The placing of construction products on the European market is regulated by the European Construction Regulation (CPR). The construction products complying with the requirements being stipulated in technical specifications are entitled to be identified with the CE marking and to be traded.
This regulation applies:
The UL ECO-INSTITUT is an European notified body for external inspection and product testing (AoC 1 and 3)in the domain of the EN 14041 and an European notified body for product testing (AoC 3) in the domain of EN 14342.
We like to advise you and support you with the realisation of the technical requirements. Please contact us!