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. Of course, the EADs/ETAs prepared by Kiwa are valid in all countries of the European Union and manufactures from every country can apply for an EAD/ETA prepared by Kiwa.
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: Wastewater 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 products
All activities related to the granting of ETAs are coordinated by the European Organization for Technical Assessment (EOTA). Drawing up an ETA is not yet mandatory within the CPR. Nevertheless, 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 based on 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 entry to the market.