In July 2013, the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) made it compulsory for all glass construction products manufactured or imported into the EEA, that are covered by a harmonised European Standard (hEN), to carry the CE mark.

This replaced the previous Construction Products Directive (CPD) and includes architectural and insulating glass units as well as road marking materials (ballotini).

Previously, manufacturers and processors were able to self-certify or simply opt-out, but now legal action could be taken against manufacturers, their agents and notified bodies if a product does not have the appropriate EC Declaration of Conformity for its intended use and carry the CE mark.

With many throughout the supply-chain still unaware of this new legislation, Glass Technology Services Ltd (GTS) - one of only a few providers in the sector to hold a Notified Testing Laboratory status - explains the importance of having appropriate declaration of conformity for its intended use and the CE Mark.

This simple introduction to the CPR changes is available online at: