We offer a complete service of testing and certification to access the European market.
Sandwich panels are construction products made of externally-profiled steel sheets. They provide mechanical strength to a core of insulating material, such as polyurethane PUR, wool or PIR. It is a product widely used for industrial buildings, sports centres, or large facilities, to facilitate the performance of thermal and acoustic insulation.
To access the European market, sandwich panels must meet the requirements of the quality and safety parameters defined in the Construction Products Regulation 305/2011 (CPR) scheme in regards to:
Standard EN 14509 (Self-supporting double skin metal faced insulating panels – Factory made products – Specification) regulates the CE marking of sandwich panels. A Notified Body must perform the required testing under this regulation in order for the product to acquire the certification.
CE marking through ETAG (EOTA)
Manufacturers of sandwich panels can also obtain their CE marking by way of the European Technical Approval Guideline (ETAG) 018. The European Technical Approval (ETA) is a document that comprises a technical assessment of the various characteristics of a product’s performance not covered, either partially or fully, by a harmonised technical specification.
Our team of engineers studies each project to determine the optimal testing plan:
Applus+ is a Notified Body (NB 0370) for the CE marking of sandwich panels and we have a vast experience in providing this type of service in partnership with EOTA member organisations. We provide technological support to manufacturers of the construction industry in accordance with the Construction Products Regulation (CPR).
We carry out all relevant tests in our laboratories, according to the specifications of standard EN 14509:
Applus+ is a global leader in testing, inspection and certification and has over 23,000 employees operating in up to 70 countries. The Applus+ Laboratories division is a benchmark in Europe in the field of testing and certification of fire safety. We have our own versatile network of laboratories and unique facilities for full-scale fire testing both in tunnels and in the open. We offer a complete service to manufacturers of fire protection products:
• Fire testing in a laboratory
• Certification and access to international markets
• Full-scale fire simulation and testing in tunnels
• Full-scale open-field fire testing