The road to the QE- mark

The road to CE- marking

The road to CE marking.


Without existing EN standards, it is necessary to have a European Technical Approval (ETA), as the basis for CE marking. When SkanDek is an innovative product was the first step on the road to apply for a CUAP (Common Understanding of Assessment Procedure), an individual assessment carried out by ETA Denmark. First, with the hand, it was possible to ask for an ETA.

It requires a comprehensive documentation of product characteristics, to obtain an ETA and during the process, the company has worked to clarify the necessary documentation.

CE marking of construction products.

Building products covered by harmonized European standards (hEN), the Construction Products Directive (CPD), must be CE marked before they can be marketed and sold in the EU and EEA countries.

All other construction products are not subject to mandatory CE marking, but you can choose to CE mark its product on the basis of a voluntary European Technical Approval (ETA).

Byggevaredirektivet indeholder 6 væsentlige krav (Essential Safety Requirements, ESR) til bygværker, beskrevet i direktivets bilag 1 og omfatter:

ESR 1: Mechanical resistance and stability.

ESR 2: Fire protection.

ESR 3: Hygiene, health, and the environment.

ESR 4: Safety in use.

ESR 5: Protection against noise.

ESR 6: Energy saving and thermal insulation.

A CE mark is the consumer’s guarantee that the product meets the standard European minimum standards for safety, health, and environment. The CE mark is evidence that product characteristics are consistent with the harmonized standards (hEN) or the Technical Approval (ETA).

The CE Mark is a passport. The CE mark allows the product to move freely within the EU and EEA. Thus, it helps to eliminate technical barriers to trade. As the scheme used in Europe, rising demand for CE marked products.


Read more on the road to CE marking at Dancert.