We offer a complete service of testing and certification to access the European market.
Sandwich panels are construction products made of steel sheets externally profiled that provide mechanical strength to an insulating core material such as polyurethane PUR, wools, PIR, or others. It is a common construction material for industrial plants, sports centres, or large facilities, and fulfils the functions 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: