From 13 May 2003 onwards, producers of insulation products for the construction sector are obliged to label their products with the CE-mark. The European Constructions Products Directive (CPD)states that products for construction purposes must meet a number of requirements in order to qualify for CE-marking. The CE-label simplifies the comparison between the different types of materials and therefore makes the choice for the consumer easier. The main advantage for the producer is that he can introduce his products on the European market a lot easier. The CE-label functions as a European passport for construction materials. Products who do not have the CE-mark can (in principle) not be sold on the european market.
Apart from a number of basic characteristics (such as board dimensions), the CE-label contains a number of declared values as demanded by the European harmonised product standard. Declaring those characteristics, e.g. lambda value and fire behaviour, is the result of intense in company control and external testing by recognised laboratories.
By means of the CE-label, the producer indicates that the product meets the demands required by the CPD and that it is conform the harmonised European product standards.