Light transmitting flat multiwall polycarbonate (PC) sheets for internal and external use in roofs, walls and ceilings - Requirements and test methods

This European Standard specifies the requirments for light transmitting flat multiwall polycarbonate (PC) sheets for internal and external use in walls, roofs and ceilings.
This Euroean standard applies to light transmitting flat extruded multiwall PC-sheets with or without funtional layers (e.g. coating, co-extruded layer) made from PC-based or other materials.
It also specifies the test methods needed for the evaluation of conformity and marking of the sheets.

Lichtdurchlässige, flache Stegmehrfachplatten aus Polycarbonat (PC) für Innen- und Außenanwendungen an Dächern, Wänden und Decken - Anforderungen und Prüfverfahren

Plaques d’éclairement multiparois et planes en polycarbonate (PC) pour usage intérieur ou extérieur dans les toitures, bardages et plafonds - Exigences et méthodes d’essai

Prosojne ploščate večslojne polikarbonatne (PC) plošče za notranje in zunanje strehe, stene in strope - Zahteve in preskusne metode

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Not Published
Public Enquiry End Date
24-Sep-2014
Technical Committee
Current Stage
98 - Abandoned project (Adopted Project)
Start Date
13-Apr-2015
Due Date
18-Apr-2015
Completion Date
13-Apr-2015

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Light transmitting flat multiwall polycarbonate (PC) sheets for internal and external use in

roofs, walls and ceilings - Requirements and test methods

Lichtdurchlässige, flache Stegmehrfachplatten aus Polycarbonat (PC) für Innen- und

Außenanwendungen an Dächern, Wänden und Decken - Anforderungen und
Prüfverfahren

Plaques d’éclairement multiparois et planes en polycarbonate (PC) pour usage intérieur

ou extérieur dans les toitures, bardages et plafonds - Exigences et méthodes d’essai

Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 16153:2013/FprA1
ICS:
83.140.10 Filmi in folije Films and sheets
91.060.01 Stavbni elementi na splošno Elements of buildings in
general
SIST EN 16153:2013/kFprA1:2014 en,fr,de

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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EUROPEAN STANDARD
FINAL DRAFT
EN 16153:2013
NORME EUROPÉENNE
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
FprA1
May 2014
ICS 83.140.10; 91.060.01
English Version
Light transmitting flat multiwall polycarbonate (PC) sheets for
internal and external use in roofs, walls and ceilings -
Requirements and test methods

Plaques d'éclairement multiparois et planes en Lichtdurchlässige, flache Stegmehrfachplatten aus

polycarbonate (PC) pour usage intérieur ou extérieur dans Polycarbonat (PC) für Innen- und Außenanwendungen an

les toitures, bardages et plafonds - Exigences et méthodes Dächern, Wänden und Decken - Anforderungen und

d'essai Prüfverfahren

This draft amendment is submitted to CEN members for unique acceptance procedure. It has been drawn up by the Technical Committee

CEN/TC 128.

This draft amendment A1, if approved, will modify the European Standard EN 16153:2013. If this draft becomes an amendment, CEN

members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for inclusion of this amendment

into the relevant national standard without any alteration.

This draft amendment was established by CEN in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other language made

by translation under the responsibility of a CEN member into its own language and notified to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre has

the same status as the official versions.

CEN members are the national standards bodies of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia,

Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania,

Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and United

Kingdom.

Recipients of this draft are invited to submit, with their comments, notification of any relevant patent rights of which they are aware and to

provide supporting documentation.

Warning : This document is not a European Standard. It is distributed for review and comments. It is subject to change without notice and

shall not be referred to as a European Standard.
EUROPEAN COMMITTEE FOR STANDARDIZATION
COMITÉ EUROPÉEN DE NORMALISATION
EUROPÄISCHES KOMITEE FÜR NORMUNG
CEN-CENELEC Management Centre: Avenue Marnix 17, B-1000 Brussels

© 2014 CEN All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved Ref. No. EN 16153:2013/FprA1:2014 E

worldwide for CEN national Members.
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Contents
Page

Foreword ..............................................................................................................................................................3

Introduction .........................................................................................................................................................4

1 Modification to Table 1 ..........................................................................................................................5

2 Modification to 4.3 .................................................................................................................................5

3 Modification to5.2.1.2 ............................................................................................................................5

4 Modification to 5.6.4.2.1 ........................................................................................................................5

5 Modification to 5.6.4.2.2 ........................................................................................................................6

6 Modification to 5.6.6 ..............................................................................................................................7

7 Modification to Clause 6 .......................................................................................................................7

8 Modification to Clause 7 .................................................................................................................... 13

9 Modification to Annex ZA .................................................................................................................. 13

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Foreword

This document (EN 16153:2013/FprA1:2014) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 128 “Roof

covering products for discontinuous laying and products for wall cladding”, the secretariat of which is held by

NBN.
This document is currently submitted to the Unique Acceptance Procedure.

This document has been prepared under a mandate given to CEN by the European Commission and the

European Free Trade Association, and supports essential requirements of EU Directive(s).

For relationship with EU Directive(s), see informative Annex ZA, which is an integral part of this document.

Note: Due to fact that the Framework Partnership Agreement between the Commission and CEN &

CENELEC is not signed yet, there are currently no New Approach Consultants in place for 2014.

Therefore the provisions of CEN-CENELEC Guide 15 cannot be met.

This shall not prevent the processing of draft standards nor the offering of harmonized standards to the

Commission. In particular, draft standards can be sent to vote without Consultant assessment.

This note will be removed from the Foreword of the finalized publication.
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Introduction

This amendment to EN 16153:2013 takes into account documents TF N 530 Rev2 and TF N 548 Rev1 for the

implementation of the Regulation (EU) No.305/2011.

It includes also corrections of errors identified in EN 16153:2013 after the formal vote and not taken into

account by CCMC for the publication.
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1 Modification to Table 1

In the row "Sound reduction index" replace "R" with "R (C;C )" in the first column.

w tr
In the row “Deflection at mid span” replace "S " with "s " in the first column.
x x
2 Modification to 4.3

In the second paragraph, replace "and the reflexion and transmission characteristics" with "and the reflection

and transmission characteristics".
Replace the eighth paragraph with the following:

"For a declared value of the light transmittance equal to 60 %, the actual light transmittance of a sheet may be

included between 55 % and 65 %."
3 Modification to5.2.1.2
Replace Formula (5) with the following:
 
τ ²
 
ρ =ρ 1+
e pe
 
1−ρ ²
 
Replace Formula (11) with the following:
α =α
e2 pe
1−ρ
4 Modification to 5.6.4.2.1
Replace Figure 11 with the following:
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a) General arrangement
b) Detail of the supports c) Detail of the load points
Key
1 test specimen
2 loading point
3 support
F applied force
h overall sheet thickness
L span
L cross-head span
o sheet overhang
R radius of supports
w cell size
Figure 11 — Four-point bending test rig"
5 Modification to 5.6.4.2.2
Replace the ninth paragraph with the following:

"A typical curve of the applied force, F, versus the deflection, s, is shown in Figure 12. The maximum applied

force, F , is corresponding to the buckling failure of the multiwall PC sheet."
Replace Figure 12 with the following:
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Key
F applied force
F maximum applied force
s deflection
Figure 12 — Typical curve of applied force versus deflection"
6 Modification to 5.6.6
Replace the existing text in item j) with the following:
"j) the mass per unit area (with an accuracy of 1 g/m ) of the test specimens."
7 Modification to Clause 6
Replace Clause 6 with the following:
6 Assessment and verification of constancy of performance – AVCP
6.1 General

The compliance of light transmitting flat multiwall PC sheets with the requirements of this document and with

the stated values (including classes) shall be demonstrated by:
 product type determination,
 factory production control by the manufacturer, including product assessment.

For the purposes of testing, the manufacturer's products may be grouped into families, where it is considered

that the results for one or more characteristics from any one product within the family are representative for

that same characteristics for all products within that same family (a product may be in different families for

different characteristics).
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6.2 Product type determination

Product type determination (PTD) shall be performed to show conformity with this document. Tests previously

performed in accordance with the provisions of this document (same product, same characteristic(s), test

method, sampling procedure, system of attestation of conformity, etc.) may be taken into account.

The characteristics subjected to PTD are listed in Table 8.

Whenever a change occurs in the product design, the raw material or supplier of the components, or the

production process (subject to the definition of a family), which would change significantly one or more of the

characteristics, the type tests shall be repeated for the appropriate characteristic(s).

All products tested shall be representative of the manufacturer's normal production.

Where raw materials are used whose characteristics have already been determined, by the raw material

manufacturer, on the basis of conformity with this or other product standards, these characteristics need not

be reassessed provided that the raw materials' performance or method of assessment remain the same, that

the characteristics of the raw material are suitable for the intended end use of the finished product, and insofar

as the manufacturing process does not have a detrimental affect on the determined characteristics.

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Table 8 — Product type determination of flat multiwall PC sheets
Characteristic Requirement clause Assessment method
Visual appearance 4.1 –
Dimensional tolerances and mass per unit area 4.2 5.1
Light transmittance 4.3 EN 14500
4.4 5.2
Total solar energy transmittance
Small hard body impact resistance 4.5.1 5.5
Large soft body impact resistance 4.5.2 See 4.5.2
Durability
variation of yellowness index after ageing 4.6.3 5.4
variation of light transmittance after ageing 4.6.3 5.2
Deformation behaviour 4.7 5.6
Airborne sound insulation 4.8 EN ISO 10140-1,
EN ISO 10140-2,
EN ISO 10140-4,
EN ISO 10140-5,
and EN ISO 717-1
4.9 EN ISO 10077-2 and
Thermal transmittance
EN 673 or EN 674
Water vapour permeability 4.10 EN ISO 12572
Water/air tightness 4.11 –
4.12 ISO 11359-2
Linear thermal expansion
Reaction to fire 4.13 5.8
External fire performance 4.14 EN 13501-5
Resistance to fire 4.15 EN 13501-2
Presence of functional layers 4.17 –
4.19 See 4.19
Resistance to fixings
Only where required.
If relevant.

Appropriate method(s) of fixing to be declared at PTD according to the design of assembly.

When a sheet requires a new PTD as a result of an enforced raw material change by the supplier, and that

change affects the raw material composition or grade, the sheet manufacturer may, at his own risk, benefit

from a presumption of conformity to the existing PTD for defined characteristic(s). These shall be durability –

variation of yellowness index and light transmission, because these are the subject of long term testing

procedures. The presumption of conformity shall be subject to the following:

a) the raw material supplier's written confirmation that the new composition or grade is no less

durable than the previous grade or composition (only if this information is available),

if the new material is considered less durable, the manufacturer shall estimate the new durability

based upon relevant information from the material supplier (only if this information is available),

b) the new PTD is commenced at the earliest practical time,
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c) if the new PTD indicates a reduced performance than that declared by the manufacturer, the

manufacturer shall have suitable traceability procedures and advise the purchaser accordingly,

d) the presumption of conformity shall cease when the period of time has elapsed that would permit

the test to provide comparable results with the PTD.
6.3 Factory production control (FPC)
6.3.1 General

The manufacturer shall establish, document and maintain an FPC system to ensure that the products placed

on the market conform to the stated performance characteristics. The FPC system shall consist of procedures,

regular inspections and tests and/or assessments and the use of the results to control raw and other incoming

materials or components, equipment, the production process and the product.

All the elements, requirements and provisions adopted by the manufacturer shall be documented in a

systematic manner in the form of written policies and procedures. This production control system

documentation shall ensure a common understanding of conformity evaluation and enable the achievement of

the required component characteristics and the effective operation of the production control system to be

checked.

Factory production control therefore brings together operational techniques and all measures allowing

maintenance and control of the conformity of the component with its technical specifications. Its

implementation may be achieved by controls and tests on measuring equipment, raw materials and

constituents, processes, machines and manufacturing equipment and finished components, including material

properties in components, and by making use of the results thus obtained.
6.3.2 General requirements

Manufacturers having an FPC system, which complies with EN ISO 9001 [5] standard and which addresses

the requirements of this European Standard are recognized as satisfying the FPC requirements.

6.3.3 FPC requirements for all manufacturers
6.3.3.1 Product specific requirements
The FPC system shall:
 address this document; and

 ensure that the products placed on the market conform with the stated performance characteristics.

The results of inspections, tests or assessments requiring action shall be recorded, as shall any action taken.

The action to be taken when control values or criteria are not met shall be recorded and retained for the period

specified in the manufacturer’s FPC procedures.
6.3.3.2 Raw materials and components

The specifications of all incoming raw materials and components shall be documented, and the inspection

scheme for ensuring their conformity shall be in accordance with Table 9.
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Table 9 — Inspection scheme for raw materials and components
Material/component Control Method Frequency
Conformity of supplier’s
Raw material and
declaration with manufacturer's Document examination Each delivery
component
requirement

a This also applies where the manufacturer of the sheets is also the producer of the raw materials.

6.3.3.3 Product testing and evaluation

The manufacturer shall establish procedures to ensure that the stated values of all of the characteristics are

maintained. The characteristics, and the means of control, shall be as given in Table 10.

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Table 10 — Characteristics and minimum sampling frequencies for FPC testing
Factory Minimum
Requirement Compliance
production
Characteristic frequency of
clause b c criteria
control testing
Visual appearance 4.1 Visual inspection Continuous As defined in 4.1
Water/air tightness 4.11 Visual inspection Continuous No holes
Within the
Dimensional tolerances and mass per Measurement
4.2 Once per 8 h tolerances as
unit area according to 5.1
defined in Table 2
See Table 9 for
Within
Light transmittance 4.3
Raw material and raw material and
manufacturer’s
process control continuous
Total solar energy transmittance 4.4
specification
process control
Hard body impact resistance 4.5.1
Soft body impact resistance 4.5.2
Durability:
– variation of yellowness index 4.6.3
Raw material and
process control
– variation of light transmittance 4.6.3
Deformation behaviour 4.7
See Table 9 for
Within
4.8
Airborne sound insulation
raw material and
manufacturer’s
continuous
4.9
Thermal transmittance
specification
process control
Water vapour permeability 4.10
Linear thermal expansion 4.12
Reaction to fire 4.13
External fire performance 4.14
Resistance to fire 4.15
4.17
Presence of functional layers
Resistance to fixing 4.19
FPC is performed only if the characteristic is being declared.

Indirect methods of measurement (e.g. process control) are allowed provided that they give the same degree of confidence as if the

specified minimum sampling frequency had been followed.
Hourly frequencies relate to production time.
No control necessary if using the reference value given in 4.10.
No control necessary if using the reference value given in 4.12.
Not necessary for any uncoated product.

Raw material control is required only where raw material is purchased with protective coating already applied.

When the design of the installed assembly/kit is changed.
6.4 Initial inspection of factory and of FPC

Initial inspection of FPC shall be carried out when the production process has been finalized and in operation.

The factory and FPC documentation shall be assessed to verify that the requirements of 6.3.2 and 6.3.3 are

fulfilled.
During the inspection it shall be verified:
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a) that all resources necessary for the achievement of the product characteristics required by this European

Standard are in place and correctly implemented, and

b) that the FPC-procedures in accordance with the FPC documentation are followed in practice, and

c) that the product complies with the initial type testing/type testing samples, for which compliance with this

European Standard has been verified.

All locations where final assembly or at least final testing of the relevant product is performed, shall be

assessed to verify that the above conditions a) to c) are in place and implemented. If the FPC system covers

more than one product, production line or production process, and it is verified that the general requirements

are fulfilled when assessing one product, production line or production process, then the assessment of the

general requirements does not need to be repeated when assessing the FPC for another product, production

line or production process.

All assessments and their results shall be documented in the initial inspection report.

6.5 Continuous surveillance of FPC

Surveillance of the FPC shall be undertaken. The surveillance of the FPC shall include a review of the FPC

test plan(s) and production processes(s) for each product to determine if any changes have been made since

the last assessment or surveillance. The significance of any changes shall be assessed.

Checks shall be made to ensure that the test plans are still correctly implemented and that the production

equipment is still correctly maintained and calibrated.

The records of tests and measurement made during the production process and to finished products shall be

reviewed to ensure that the values obtained still correspond with those values for the samples submitted to

type testing and that the correct actions have been taken for non-compliant devices."

8 Modification to Clause 7
Replace the existing text in item h) with the following:
"h) light transmittance, and the solar direct transmittance (see 4.3);"
9 Modification to Annex ZA
Replace Annex ZA with the following text:
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Annex ZA
(informative)
Clauses of this European Standard addressing the provisions of the EU
Construction Products Regulation
ZA.1 Scope and relevant characteristics

This European Standard has been prepared under Mandate M/121 "Internal and external wall and ceiling

finishes" as amended and Mandate M/122 "Roof coverings, rooflights, roof windows and ancillary products" as

amended given to CEN by the European Commission and the European Free Trade Association.

If this European Standard is cited in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), the clauses of this

standard, shown in this annex, are considered to meet the provisions of the relevant mandate, under the

Regulation (EU) No. 305/2011.

This annex deals with the CE marking of the Light transmitting flat multiwall polycarbonate (PC) sheets for

internal and external use in roofs, walls and ceilings intended for the uses indicated in Tables ZA.1.1 to ZA.1.2

and shows the relevant clauses applicable.

This annex has the same scope as in Clause 1 of this standard related to the aspects covered by the mandate

and is defined by Tables ZA.1.1 to ZA.1.2.
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Table ZA.1.1 — Relevant clauses for light transmitting flat multiwall polycarbonate sheets intended for

roof coverings for buildings
Products: Light transmitting flat multiwall polycarbonate sheets
Intended use: Roof covering for buildings
Essential characteristics Clauses in this and Regulatory Notes
other European classes
Standard(s) related to
essential
characteristics
Mechanical resistance 4.7 –
Bending stiffness B
and B , shear stiffness
S and buckling
moment M
External fire performance 4.14 – Declared class
Resistance to fire 4.15 – Declared class
Reaction to fire 4.13 Class A1 to F Declared class
Water/air tightness 4.11 – "Pass" or "fail"
Dimensional tolerances 4.2 – "Pass" or "fail"
Water vapour permeability Coefficient from 4.10 or
4.10 – according to
EN ISO 12572
Release of dangerous substances 4.18 –
Impact resistance 4.5.1 – "Pass" or "fail"
4.5.2 – See Footnote
Direct airborne sound insulation Sound reduction index
4.8 –
R (C;C )
w tr
Thermal properties, as
- thermal transmittance Thermal transmittance
4.9 –
U value
Radiation properties, as:
- Light transmittance
4.3 – Declared τ
- Total solar energy transmittance 4.4 –
Declared g and τ
Durability, as:
- variation of yellowness index 4.6.3 Class ΔA, ΔD, ΔE or ΔF
according to Table 3
- variation of light transmittance – Class ΔA, ΔD, ΔE or ΔF
4.6.3
according to Table 3
- variation of deformation behaviour Classes Cu 1 and Ku 1
4.6.4 – from EN 14963:2006
and EN 1873:2005

Large soft body impact resistance depends highly on the method of installation. Large soft body impact resistance of a fully

installed assembly/kits shall be declared separately by the manufacturer or designer of assembly/kits as stated in 4.5.2 where subject

to regulation, otherwise "NPD" may be declared. The test method and configuration of the roof assembly/kits shall be declared.

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Table ZA.1.2 — Relevant clauses for light transmitting flat multiwall polycarbonate sheets intended for

internal external wall and ceiling finishes
Products: Light transmitting flat multiwall polycarbonate sheets
Intended use: Internal and external wall and ceiling finishes
Clauses in this and
Essential characteristics Regulatory Notes
other European
classes
Standard(s) related to
essential
characteristics
Reaction to fire 4.13 Class A1 to F Declared class
Release of dangerous substances 4.18 –
Water vapour permeability 4.10 Coefficient from 4.10 or
– according to
EN ISO 12572
Water/air tightness 4.11 – "Pass" or "fail"
Shatter properties (safe breakability), as:
- Impact resistance 4.5.1 – "Pass" or "fail"
Flexural/tensile strength, as
- deformation behaviour 4.7 – Bending stiffness B and
B , shear stiffness S
y y
and buckling moment
Resistance to fixings 4.19 – Declaration of method of
fixing
Radiation properties, as:
- Light transmittance 4.3 Declared τ
- Total solar energy transmittance
4.4 Declared g and τ
Durability, as:
- variation of yellowness index 4.6.3 Class ΔA, ΔD, ΔE or ΔF
according to Table 3
- variation of light transmittance 4.6.3 – Class ΔA, ΔD, ΔE or ΔF
according to Table 3
- variation of deformation behaviour 4.6.4 Classes Cu 1 and Ku 1
– from EN 14963:2006
and EN 1873:2005

When used for external wall finishes subject to requirements against accidental fall of objects on to transit areas.

The declaration of the product performance related to certain essential characteristics is not required in those

Member States (MS) where there are no regulatory requirements on these essential characteristics for the

intended use of the product.

In this case, manufacturers placing their products on the market of these MS are not obliged to determine nor

declare the performance of their products with regard to these essential characteristics and the option “No

performance determined” (NPD) in the information accompanying the CE marking and in the declaration of

performance (see ZA.3) may be used for those essential characteristics.
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ZA.2 Procedure for AVCP of light transmitting flat multiwall polycarbonate sheets

ZA.2.1 Systems of AVCP

The AVCP systems of light transmitting flat multiwall polycarbonate sheets indicated in Tables ZA.1.1

to ZA.1.2, established by EC Decisions:

 the Decision of the Commission 98/436/EC of 1998-06-22 (published the 10.07.98 under L194)

amended by the Decision 01/596/EC (published the 2.08.01 under L209) as given in Annex III of the

mandate for "Roof coverings, roof lights, roof windows and ancillary products",

 the Decision of the Commission 98/437/EC of 1998-06-30 (published the 10.07.98 under L194)

amended by the Decision 01/596/EC (published the 2.08.01 under L209) as given in Annex III of the

mandate for "Internal and external wall and ceiling finishes",

are shown in Table ZA.2 for the indicated intended use(s) and relevant level(s) or class(es) of performance.

Table ZA.2 — Systems of AVCP
Attestation of
Products Intended uses Level(s) or class(es) conformity
systems
A1*, A2*, B* and C* 1
As roofing coverings subject to
A1**, A2**, B**, C**, D and E 3
reaction to fire regulations
(A1 to E)***, F 4
Products requiring testing
As roof coverings subject to external
Flat and profile
Products 'deemed to satisfy'
fire performance regulations
sheets
without testing
As roof coverings subject to
regulations on dangerous – 4
substances
As roof coverings for all other uses – 4
A1*, A2*, B* and C* 1
As external finishes in ceilings
(A1, A2, B, C)**, D and E 3
subject to reaction to fire regulations
F 4
Panels
As internal or external finishes in
walls or ceilings, as relevant, subject
– 3
to regulations on dangerous
substances

* Products/materials for which a clearly identifiable stage in the production process results in an improvement of the

reaction to fire classification (e.g. an addition of fire retardants or a limiting of organic material). Fire retardant products

are under conformity system 1.

** Products for which there is no clearly identifiable stage in the production process results in an improvement of the

reaction to fire classification (e.g. a
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