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Construction Products Regulation (CPR)

The European Union, with the aim of improving the safety of buildings, has created a construction products classification system in agreement with their fire behaviour, which is common for the whole of Europe within the Construction Products Regulation (CPR). The Institutions’ concern to protect people against fire is fully shared by B-Cables and by the cable industry in general, and thus cables with low smoke and toxic gas emission have been developed. These cables give more time to evacuate in the case of fire andare less harmful for the protection teams, facilitating rescue tasks.

The CPR, with its new product classification system and the quality control requirements entailed by this classification, represents an important step towards improving the performance of cables and their safety level, moving forward along the path that the cable industry has been setting for the last few years.

What is the objective of the CPR?
There are different legislations for cables at European and national levels that result in different safety levels. The CPR regulation introduces new classification criteria and common classes, the socalled Euroclasses, for the entire European space, creating a common language and a classification, assessment and certification system for all member countries, for construction products. With regards to fire behaviour, it permits establishing common standards to carry out assessment comparisons in equivalent conditions, guaranteeing the veracity of the information the products subject to this regulation.


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