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Ceram releases CE marking video
Published:  04 June, 2013

International materials technology company Ceram has released a video which discusses how it can test products to the relevant standards and help guide manufacturers through the process of CE-marking their construction products.

As of 1 July 2013, it will become mandatory for manufacturers to apply CE markings to any of their construction products covered by a harmonised European standard (hEN) or European Technical Assessment (ETA), under the Construction Products Regulation (CPR).

The CPR will supersede the Construction Products Directive (CPD).

Dr Geoff Edgell, director and principal construction consultant at Ceram, said: "There is an extraordinary degree of confusion around the CE-marking of construction products in the marketplace at present; this has not been helped by the amount of inaccurate advice available.

"On 1 July, manufacturers will need to focus on the CPR and the published harmonised standard(s) applicable to them, in order to legally CE-mark their products. Following alternative guidance may lead manufacturers to operate illegally."

To watch the CE marking video and find out more about Ceram's testing services, visit