CE stands for 'Communité Européenne'. CE Marking indicates that a product conforms to a European technical standard identified as a harmonised European Norm (hEN).
The harmonised European Norms (hENs) are standards adopted by the ‘Comité Européen de Normalisation' (CEN) who represents all the national standards bodies, following a mandate issued by the European Commission. They are developed through an open and transparent process, built on consensus between all interested parties.
The standards have been established to remove technical barriers to trade for construction products. A unique standard exists for the major glass types/groups. These standards have superseded previous national standards.
The first set hENs for glass in building became applicable from 1st September 2005 and mandatory from 1st September 2006. Others have followed since then. Some of the Pilkington products covered are listed below (with the harmonised standard reference noted in brackets).
Basic soda lime silicate glass
Pilkington Arctic Blue™
Pilkington Texture Glass
Pilkington Pyroshield™ 2
Pilkington K Glass™
Pilkington Energy Advantage™
Pilkington Eclipse Advantage™
Pilkington Toughened glass
Heat strengthened glass
Pilkington Heat Strengthened glass
Laminated safety glass
Insulating glass units
Heat soaked thermally toughened glass
Pilkington Toughened and Heat Soaked Glass
Pilkington Optimirror™ Plus
Note.The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of products.
The NSG Group, as a member of the European Flat Glass Manufacturers’ Association (Glass for Europe), is committed to supporting and enacting the various initiatives and directives required to ensure our products are CE Marked.
From 1st July 2013, a Declaration of Performance (DoP) will be made available for each Pilkington product covered by a hEN in accordance with the Construction Products Regulation (CPR). The DoP will be available from ‘Product and CE Marking Information’. For more information on CE Marking under the CPR, Glass for Europe has issued a guide targeted at the glass industry. This can be accessed via the following link: http://www.glassforeurope.com/images/cont/38_53821_file.pdf
CE Marking Technical Information is available for the above products by selecting the Product Brand Name link from the left hand menu.
Other relevant information can be attained from the FAQs Section as well as the Questions & Answers Document and Presentation which are both downloadable.