The N Mark for corrugated sheets of fibre cement allows the manufacturer to demonstrate compliance with requirements established in the Technical Building Code (CTE)
The N Mark for corrugated sheets of fibre cement include requirements of European and national standards for different kinds of sheets, and allows the manufacturer to demonstrate compliance with regulatory requirements in force in Spain, such as the Technical Building Code (CTE).
AENOR product certification for corrugated sheets of fibre cement facilitates on-site reception, which allows for reduced testing and verifications and thus facilitating the technical and documentary management on site.
Certification is the action carried out by an independent body, which manifests that an organisation, product, process or service meets the requirements defined in certain standards or technical specifications. AENOR marks prove this certification and constitute a distinguishing factor on the market, improving the image of products and services and building trust among customers and consumers:
The AENOR N certified product mark demonstrates compliance with certain standards. It is a symbol of product quality and safety, and is backed by an independent third party, AENOR, a leader in certification. The AENOR N Mark logo is recognised by public and private users, facilitating the sales of thousands of certified products around the world.
AENOR's N certified product marks are not mandatory; manufacturers can voluntarily submit their products to be fully assessed by independent agencies and specialists in order to objectively ensure that they comply with the quality and safety requirements set forth in the corresponding regulations. The AENOR N mark therefore supplements the CE mark for products covered by harmonised directives and regulations. AENOR N marks are of particular value to customers when the product at issue is not covered by a CE mark.
AENOR performs its own certification system in order to certify each product, which uses applicable standards, technical specifications, certification procedures and features.
The N Mark for corrugated sheets of fibre cement covers the products included in the following standards:
AENOR, and as a conformity assessment entity, is a leader in product certification. With over 100,000 certified references throughout more than 40 countries, the AENOR N Mark is among the top 5 product quality marks in the world.
The AENOR N Mark is a voluntary marking that allows a company to demonstrate that its product complies with specific provisions compiled in a UNE, EN or ISO standard or in a technical specification. This demonstration of compliance during the manufacturing and testing of the final products, based on a rigorous control performed by AENOR, will allow licensees of the Mark to put their products on the market with a high standard of quality, instilling confidence in the users of these certified products.
This way, the AENOR N Mark can provide the following advantages:
Business providers and monitoring agents
The end user
The certification for corrugated fibre cement plates consists of two clearly distinct phases. In the first phase, certification applicants must implement a documentation system based on ISO 9001. At the same time, the product and measuring equipment must be monitored as set out in the certification regulations.
Subsequently, AENOR's Technical Services visit the production facility in order to verify compliance with the requirements of the certification document. Samples of the models are taken and sent to one of the laboratories accredited by ENAC for certification. These laboratories collaborate with AENOR in the certification process.
After receiving test results, AENOR, acting as the Office of the Technical Certification Committee, presents a confidential report of all activities which is evaluated by the Committee.
If the decision is affirmative, AENOR will be asked to grant certification; if negative, the petitioner will be informed of the causes of the refusal and any additional activities that must be done.
After issuance of the certificate, the company progresses to the certification monitoring phase. During this phase, AENOR's services make annual visits to the production facilities to confirm that the criteria and requirements established in the certification regulations are being applied and maintained. In this visit, samples of the certified models are taken on a rotational basis for testing in the certified laboratory.
Each year, the Secretariat prepares a report on all activities developed, which is presented to the Committee. When seeing the results obtained, the Committee decides whether the certificate is upheld or whether extraordinary activities are required.
Once the certification process has been concluded, organisations obtain:
The CE MARK is a passport for building products
The CE mark provides
access to the European Economic Area for construction products