What is CPR?
With new CPR (Construction Products Regulation) rules being implemented by the European Commission (EC), construction products – including cabling for fixed installations – can no longer be used in European buildings or civil engineering works if they are not tested and certified according to the new CPR rules. Replacing the Construction Products Directive (CPD), which was first published by the EC in 1989, CPR is already applicable for non-cable products since July 2013. CPR for cable products has officially come into force as of June 10, 2016. CPR ensures that distributors, consultants, systems integrators, installers and building owners have reliable product information from different manufacturers in different countries to make accurate product comparisons. This will allow for free movement of all construction products within the European Union.
What does Belden do to support compliance with CPR?
Belden is making significant investments to make sure its cable products comply with CPR rules. Its cross-functional team of research and development, product management, production, quality and purchasing experts will ensure that all of relevant cables are tested and the applicable CPR levels of performance for products are identified. Third-party approvals will also be obtained from notified bodies; Declarations of Conformity/Performance and CE markings will be made available. In line with AVCP requirements Belden will demonstrate compliance to CPR, the Euroclass performance as declared by the Declaration of Performance (DoP) and will have the necessary means to take responsibility for the conformity of the product with its declared performance.
Take a more in-depth look at our CPR Mini Guide which explains what CPR means for different types of cable products users.
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We have created a series of informative tools to make sure that our partners and customers are always up to date with CPR.