Eland Cables based in Denaby are a global supplier of power, data, control and instrumentation cables and cable accessories delivering to some of the world's most demanding industries including rail, infrastructure, automation, oil & gas, and mining in over 130 countries.
Due to the complete cable solutions offered, Eland Cables are the partner of choice for national and international companies around the world and what’s more they are fully prepared for the Construction Products Regulation change, with all newly manufactured cables compliant on 1 July 2017.
So what is CPR?
Building and construction cables manufactured after 1st July 2017 will be subject to the Construction Products Regulation (CPR). CPR covers all construction products, including electrical cables, classifying them by their reaction to fire. Any products already on the market prior to this date can continue to be sold and supplied without reference to CPR.
The aim is to create harmonised product standards across Europe and help buyers make better informed decisions. Products will be classified from A to F depending on their flame characteristics with additional classifications for their smoke, flaming droplets, and acidity.
Compliance with CPR is mandatory and has implications throughout the supply chain but the majority of the responsibilities lie with manufacturers, importers and distributors. They have a legal requirement to ensure it is only CPR compliant cables placed on the market from 1st July onwards, in addition to complying with the other standards and regulations the cables must meet.
If you would like more information on the new CPR ruling or want to know more about Eland Cables, get in touch with The Cable Lab technical team on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01709 856012.