If you are a manufacturer of construction products which are covered by the European CPR, we can prepare ETAs (and EADs) for you.
ETAs can be issued for construction products that are not (fully) covered by a harmonized standard.
Application for an ETA
There are two ways to obtain CE marking on products:
- On the basis of a harmonized standard (hEN) drawn up by the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and approved by the European Commission; in this case, the CE marking is mandatory for all products covered by the scope of the standard.
- On the basis of a European Assessment Document (EAD) (formerly ETAG or CUAP) and a European Technical Assessment (ETA), which is specially drawn up for complex and individual (often innovative) products for which no hEN is available.
Both an hEN and an EAD indicate the essential characteristics and the assessment methods applicable for CE marking.
A European Technical Assessment (ETA) is issued on the basis of a European Assessment Document (EAD).
The EAD / ETA must be drawn up by a Technical Assessment Body (TAB). Kiwa Nederland BV has been designated by the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations as TAB for the following product areas:
Product area 1: Precast concrete products.
Product area 2: Doors, windows, shutters, gates and ancillaries.
Product area 3: Membranes, including liquid applied and kits.
Product area 4: Thermal insulation products, composite insulating kits / systems.
Product area 5: Structural bearings, pins for structural joints.
Product area 6: Chimneys, flues and related products.
Product area 7: Gypsum products.
Product area 8: Geotextiles, geo-membranes and related products.
Product area 9: Curtain walling, claddings, structural sealant glazing.
Product area 10: Fixed firefighting equipment.
Product area 11: Sanitary appliances.
Product area 12: Road equipment: Circulation fixtures.
Product area 13: Structural timber products, elements and ancillaries.
Product area 14: Wood based panels and elements.
Product area 15: Cement, building limes and other hydraulic binders.
Product area 16: Reinforcing and pre-stressing steel for concrete and ancillaries, post tensioning kits.
Product area 17: Masonry and related products, including units, mortars and ancillaries.
Product area 18: Waste water engineering products.
Product area 19: Floorings.
Product area 20: Structural metallic products and ancillaries.
Product area 21: Wall and ceiling finishes (external and internal), Internal partition kits.
Product area 22: Roof coverings, lights, windows, related kits and ancillaries.
Product area 23: Road construction products.
Product area 24: Aggregates.
Product area 25: Construction adhesives.
Product area 26: Products related to concrete, mortar and grout.
Product area 27: Space heating appliances.
Product area 28: Pipes, tanks and ancillaries (not in contact with water for human consumption).
Product area 29: Construction products in contact with water for human consumption.
Product area 30: Glass products (flat, profiled or blocks).
Product area 31: Power, control and communication cables.
Product area 32: Sealants for joints.
Product area 33: Fixings.
Product area 34: Building kits, units, prefabricated elements.
Product area 35: Fire stopping, fire sealing, fire protective or retardant p
All activities related to the granting of ETAs are coordinated by the European Organization for Technical Assessment (EOTA).
Why prepare an ETA?
Drawing up an ETA is not yet mandatory within the CPR. But in the long run, the European Commission wants to ensure that every construction product that is traded in Europe is affixed with the CE marking.
However, it may also be that a customer wants a CE marking on the product or that a Member State in Europe makes CE marking mandatory on the basis of an ETA.
Another reason to prepare an ETA is the following. You can be the first to determine what the essential characteristics are for a new innovative product and which assessment methods are applicable. This can provide competitive advantages.
Furthermore, with CE marking, individual Member States may not impose additional requirements for admission to the market.
You can read more about the CE marking based on an hEN or an ETA and the certification procedure.
Application for an ETA
The registration form is the starting point of the registration procedure. Based on the registration, it will be checked whether the issue of an ETA is possible and whether this can be done on the basis of an existing EAD or whether a new EAD must be drawn up.
You can download the registration form on the right.
If you need more information about the process and the estimated costs, please feel free to contact us. Furthermore, we advise you to prepare the registration form together with us.
Publication ETAG, EAD and ETA
The ETAGs (European Technical Approval Guidelines) and EADs are published on the EOTA website.
Newly drafted EADs and ETAs are confidential and will not be published until they have been approved by the European Commission.
The ETAG is the predecessor of the EAD. As long as the ETAG has not been converted to an EAD, it is possible to issue an ETA on the basis of an ETAG in accordance with Article 66 (3) of the CPR.