Cement primarily composed of clinker, slag, pozzolana, fly ash, limestone, silica fumes or calc-schist, is one of the primary construction products, due to the amount produced as well as its applications. It is considered a critical product, because it directly affects the safety of the structures in which it is used.
Marketing of cement in Europe is regulated by the Construction Products Regulation 305/2011. Manufacturers or their representatives in the European Union are solely responsible for compliance of their products with the terms of the regulation, both for trade and use. When a manufacturer identifies its cement with the CE mark, this shows that the cement complies with the harmonized standards and therefore fulfills the essential requirements of the regulation. CE marking of mortars is governed by a 1+ assessment system, which requires the intervention of a notified body to perform a factory production control audit.
Applus+ is a Notified Body* for CE marking of cement. We work with producers throughout the entire CE marking process of their products. CE marking of cement is based on the 1+ assessment system and harmonized standards:
For this process, a series of tasks to be carried out by the manufacturer and another to be completed by the Notified Body are defined:
Responsibilities of the notified body:
Applus+ has over 100 years of experience working throughout the construction industry. We perform certification processes and thousands of tests on multiple construction products.
*Applus+ is the commercial brand of LGAI Technological Center S.A., Notified Body nº 370