11.07.2013

The new Construction Products Regulation (CPR)

Impact on the use of cables in buildings

Decision makers and planners find themselves in a quandary: although the new European Construction Products Regulation (CPR), which would enable them to assess the fire behaviour of power, control and communication cables, came into force on 1st July 2013, its implementation has been delayed. This means that manufacturers still cannot make any authoritative statements on the classification of their cables. 

You can find further information on this subject in a topical White Paper, where we also provide three tables which can be used as a guide and a "link" between requirements present and future. 

This White Paper is also available in French, German and Dutch language (see Download section).