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Ayrox: glass in building conformity – new norms in force

2013-10-20 | Building applications

As of 1 July this year, all glass used in the construction sector must be conform to new regulations: CPR, Construction Product Regulation. These are applied together with the harmonized European Norms – hENs – which are enforced in European countries. In this article, Ayrox gives us an idea of its products developed specifically for these specific glass types.

Ayrox: glass in building conformity – new norms in force
In Europe, the conformity of glass in building is managed through tens of hENs (harmonized European Norms). The hEN to be followed depends on the type of glass produced, such as soda lime silicate glass, the treatment, i.e. thermally toughened, laminated, and so on, and also its intended use, laminated safety glass, for example. The harmonized norms are enforced in the EEA countries(1).
Each hEN specifies which tests have to be performed when introducing a new type of glass product (ITT – initial type test) and which are carried out daily in Factory Production Control (FPC). Given the large number of tests, both mandatory and informative, it is best to turn to your ITT provider to select the recommended tests for your needs. Ayrox can advise on the needed tests as it works with a Noti-
fied Body in Finland and can manage ITT testing with the Finnish Notified Body. Ayrox can also re-direct towards the Notified Body closer to your geographic area.

Declaration of performance
The Construction Product Regulation (CPR) came into force on 1 July 2013, replacing the Construction Products Directive (CPD). For building glass providers the main difference is that the Declaration of Performance (DoP) is now mandatory. The DoP replaces the Declaration of Conformity.
In the DoP manufacturers must state the assessment level and verification of constancy and performance level(s) of their products.
In daily Factory Production Control (FPC), producers must ensure that products sent to market are i...


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