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TENAX: engineered for the European Market

 

CE markingTENAX SpA have received the CE marking for construction products. The approval has been issued by Kiwa MPA Bautest GmbH Notified Body from Munster, Germany. CE Marking on a product is a declaration that:

  • the Kiwa MPA Bautest GmbH inspection body performs a continuous surveillance, assessment and approval of the factory production control (Factory Control Assessment);
  • all the TENAX geosynthetics comply with the published specifications;
  • all the TENAX geosynthetics comply with the essential requirements of the relevant European construction legislations

According to the European Directive, starting from October 2002, the products without CE marking will not be accepted for sales within European market. The European Union's 'New Approach directives' are mandatory on all member countries to enact through national legislation.

This legislation requires manufacturers to display CE Marking on their product, packaging and accompanying literature. Where a new approach directive is in force, it is (with few exceptions) an offence to place a product on the market without CE Marking.

The manufacturer is legally responsible for ensuring that the product confirms to the requirements of the directive and for applying CE Marking.
CE Marking is one important measure that the E.U. has adopted to establish the single market and faster economic development for the member states. The objective of the directives is to simplify the movement of goods into and within the E.U..

This may eventually lead to the free movement of goods throughout Europe as more and more European countries are expected to join the E.U.. The European Commission thus refers to the CE Marking as a "Passport" which allows products to be freely circulated within the E.U. single market.

Consumers will consider CE Marking on a product as an indication of conformance to lay down minimum standards, and therefore a minimum level of quality, which other products may lack. CE Marking is thus for many consumers a "Symbol of Quality."

CE Marking is the symbol as shown on the bottom of this page. The letters "CE" are the abbreviation of French phrase "Conformité Européene" which literature means "European Conformity".
CE Marking on a product is a manufacturer's declaration that the product complies with the essential requirements of the relevant European health, safety and environmental protection legislations, in practice by many of the so-called Product Directives, which contains the "essential requirements" and/or "performance levels", and "Harmonized Standards" to which the products must conform.

Harmonized Standards are the technical specifications (European Standards or Harmonization Documents), which are established by several European standards agencies.

 

The reference standards
EN 13249 Characteristics required for use in the construction of roads and other trafficked areas
EN 13250 Characteristics required for use in the construction of railways
EN 13251 Characteristics required for use in earthworks, foundations and retaining structures
EN 13252 Characteristics required for use in drainage systems
EN 13253 Characteristics required for use in erosion control works
EN 13254 Characteristics required for use in the construction of reservoirs and dams
EN 13255 Characteristics required for use in construction of canals
EN 13256 Characteristics required for use in the construction of tunnels and underground structures
EN 13257 Characteristics required for use in solid waste disposals
EN 13265 Characteristics required for use in liquid waste containment projects

 

CE Marking Certificate Kiwa MPA Bautest 0799-CPR-25

 
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