The N Mark for gypsum and plaster products certifies these products' compliance with national and European standards, along with AENOR regulations
The N Mark for gypsum products, their ready-made products and similar products, covers the products defined in the following standards:
UNE-EN 13279-1 Yesos de construcción y conglomerantes a base de yeso para la construcción. Part 1: Definitions and specifications
UNE-EN 12860 Adhesivos a base de yeso para paneles de yeso. Definitions, specifications and testing methods
UNE 102011 Escayolas para la construcción. Specifications
UNE-EN 520 Placas de yeso laminado. Definitions, specifications and testing methods
UNE-EN 12859 Paneles de yeso. Definitions, specifications and testing methods
UNE-EN 14246 Placas de escayola para techos suspendidos. Definitions, specifications and testing methods
AENOR certification for plaster products and derivatives enables products to be accepted on-site, which reduces the amount of tests and checks required and helps management to control technical matters and documents.
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.
Currently, the N mark for plaster products, precast and similar products includes certification of the following products:
AENOR, as a conformity assessment body, is a leader in the certification of products. 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 mark that allows the company to demonstrate that their product meets certain provisions established 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
Certification of plaster and fine plaster comprises two clearly differentiated stages. In the first phase, certification applicants must implement a documentation system based on ISO 9001. At the same time, they must control the products and measurement equipment as set out in the certification regulations.
Subsequently, AENOR's Technical Services visit the production facility to verify that it meets the requirements of the certification document. During each visit, samples will be taken of the models to be certified, and then sent to one of the laboratories accredited by the Spanish National Accreditation Body (ENAC), which collaborates with AENOR in the certification process.
Once all of the results have been received, the Technical and Business Association of Gypsum (ATEDY), acting as Secretary of the Technical Certification Committee, presents a confidential report of all the activities, which is then evaluated by the Committee.
If the decision is satisfactory, AENOR will be recommended to grant the certificate. Alternatively, the applicant will be informed of the reasons for refusal and specific complementary activities that need to be carried out.
After issuance of the certificate, the company progresses to the certification monitoring phase. During this stage, AENOR's Services make twice-yearly visits to the manufacturing facilities to verify that the criteria and requirements established in the certification regulations are being applied and maintained. During these visits, samples of the certified models will be taken for testing in the accredited laboratory.
On a weekly basis, the Office prepares a report on all the activities performed that is submitted to the Committee, which decides, based on the results obtained, whether or not certification can remain in effect or if it is necessary to perform extraordinary activities.
Once the certification process has been completed, the organisation obtains:
Environmental product declarations (EPD)
EPD on gypsum-based products in accordance with Standard EN 15804
The CE MARK is a passport for building products
The CE mark provides
access to the European Economic Area for construction products