CE marking means that a product is produced and controlled in accordance with a harmonized European standard (hEN) or a European Technical Approval/Assessment (ETA). ETAs can be used as basis for CE marking in cases where no harmonized EN standard is available. However, ETAs are voluntary and not required by EU directives or legislation.
Manufacturers may use CE marking to declare that their construction products meet harmonized European standards or have been granted ETA Approvals. These documents define the properties the products must have in order to be granted the right to use CE marking, and they also describe how the manufacture of these products is supervised and tested.
Peikko produces composite structures and concrete connections. These products are affected by different CE marking regulations according to the Construction Products Regulation (EU) No. 305/2011 and the EU Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. Currently there is no comprehensive and clear interpretation of these directives. Therefore, the way the regulations are implemented may vary by country.
Only CE marked products are to be used in construction in Europe if the products in question can be granted CE marking. However, many construction products are not covered by harmonized European standards (hEN) or European Technical Approval/Assessment (ETA). Therefore, no CE marking can be required for these products.