Last update: 02.09.2019
Standards & norms
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CE qualification

CE is the abbreviation for Conformité Européenne (European Conformity). Products are identified with CE when they correspond with the coordinated European product standards.

CE is the abbreviation for Conformité Européenne (European Conformity). Products are identified with CE when they correspond with the coordinated European product standards. It is neither an emblem of origin nor a quality symbol but rather declares that a particular product complies with the „Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2011 laying down harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products and repealing Council Directive 89/106/EEC”. This regulation confirms that the product can be marketed in all EU countries without any reservations. National special requests, however, may define additional specifications for use of these products. With the CE identification, the manufacturer declares that the product complies with the underlying product standards.


Proof of this compliance is made on very different levels, two of which are relevant for glass:

  • Level 1: Type test by a notified body institute with internal production control and external monitoring
  • Level 3: Declaration of performance (DoP) of the manufacturer after type test by a notified body institute with internal production control 

The requirements are defined in the following product standards:
 

CE qualification

The introduction of these rules has replaced the national standards. These EN standards have common characteristics such as:

  • Quality management system
  • Definition of quality characteristics
  • Definition of quality checks