ROCKFON declares mandatory and several optional product properties
Customers need to be able to trust the performances declared by ceiling suppliers and to compare ceiling products based on uniformly-declared values. This is the purpose of CE marking.
The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) introduced the EN 13964 norm for suspended ceilings which has been mandatory since July 1, 2007. It defines those product characteristics which can or must be declared on product labels and in product documentation.
As reliability is one of our core values, ROCKFON was one of the first to place CE-marked products on the market. ROCKFON not only declares the mandatory properties Reaction to Fire and Emission of Formaldehyde, but also Sound Absorption, Flexural Tensile Strength, Light Reflection, Thermal Insulation, Impact Resistance and Sound Insulation when relevant. We are one of the few ceiling suppliers that declare flexural tensile strength. Flexural tensile strength is a measure for the bending of a panel under humid conditions. This is very important as many ceiling tiles do not withstand humidity well and are at risk of sagging over time.
All relevant ROCKFON ceiling tiles have been CE-marked since October 2005, across all our factories in Europe. In addition, ROCKFON has chosen the highest system of assessment and verification of constancy of performance (AVCP1). This means that the independent certification organization Belgian Construction Certification Association (BCCA) verifies our initial type testing program and checks our whole supply chain once a year as a minimum.
All values declared by ROCKFON are tested and verified by independent and certified/accredited laboratories. Furthermore, our continuously-audited Factory Production Control will always ensure that customers receive products that live up to the standards of the product performance declared under CE marking.
|Ceiling tiles||Ceiling grids||Ceiling system|
(tile + grid)
|Mandatory to declare, tested in accordance with EN 13964|
|If declared, then tested in accordance with EN 13964 is mandatory|
|If declared, then tested in accordance with EN 13964 is recommended but not mandatory|