Construction Products Regulation (CPR)

The Construction Products Regulation is currently being transferred and incorporated into national standards for each EU member country. This process will be completed, and products must be certified, by the July 1, 2017 deadline. 

When does CPR apply?

  • 1 July 2017

How does the CPR regulation affect RFS cables?

  • Cables placed on the market as construction products must comply with Regulation No. 305/2011 [1] of the European Union
  • CPR regulates the requirements on cables in terms of their reaction to fire
  • The regulations pertain to cables that are permanently installed in construction works (both above and below ground level)

What countries require CPR?

  • All countries in the European Union are requested to convert into national regulations
  • other countries will adopt the regulations (example Switzerland)

Why is CPR required?

  • It was determined that that LSZH denomination alone is no longer sufficient
  • Low-smoke, zero-halogen (LSZH) cables were built to meet three IEC standards:

               IEC60332: Flame spread
               IEC60754: Smoke acidity
               IEC61034: Smoke emission

  • CPR applies new criteria and testing procedures to promote a more harmonized standard describing cable fire performance



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