Pioneering spirit – Rodeca first manufacturer in the industry with an ETA for a polycarbonate wall and roof construction system

Rodeca GmbH now offers pan-European legal certainty with a European Technical Assessment, (short: ETA) for façade and roofing systems of Polycarbonate.ETA is a product validation on European level.

Rodeca LBE with European Technical Assessment (ETA)

Rodeca GmbH now offers pan-European legal certainty with a European Technical Assessment, (short: ETA) for façade and roofing systems of Polycarbonate.

ETA substitutes General German Building Approval 

ETA is a product validation on European level and is partly equate to national licensing procedures. Rodeca is the first manufacturer that has compiled in cooperation with the DIBT a European Assessment Document (short EAD), which serves as basis for Rodeca’s ETA. 

"For Rodeca as an international company, ETA is an opportunity to respond consistently to the different national requirements in each country. With our ETA, the associated CE mark and declaration of performance, we are giving our national and international customers a document recognized throughout Europe, strengthening the position of all those involved”, says Mr. Donk.

CE marking with ETA

Based on the ETA, we are the only manufacture able to label our translucent polycarbonate roof and wall system with a CE mark. The CE mark has meanwhile become an internationally recognized seal of quality, which will make goods traffic easier for everyone involved both at European and international level. 

Background

"The ETA procedure allows the CE marking of construction products for which there is no harmonized standard. With the ETA, the product can still be freely traded on the European market. If a harmonized standard is already established, additional essential features that are missing in the standard or for which the standard does not provide a suitable test procedure, can be included in the CE marking via the ETA. The European Technical Assessment (ETA) provides a uniform, Europe-wide homogenous and independent process for assessing the essential performance characteristics of a construction product. The legal basis for the ETA procedure is Regulation (EU) No. 305/2011 (Construction Products Regulation). The ETA procedure allows the CE marking of construction products for which there is no harmonized standard. With the ETA, the product can still be freely traded on the European market. If a harmonized standard is already established, additional essential features that are missing in the standard or for which the standard does not provide a suitable test procedure, can be included in the CE marking via the ETA. The ETA first describes the construction product and its purpose. Thereafter, the essential characteristics are listed and recorded in relation to the performance tested. Finally, the applicable system for evaluating and checking the product's resistance to performance (AVCP system) is given. The ETA process is linked to a "system for assessing and monitoring the reliability of performance" of the construction product. These systems include at least a regular factory production control by the manufacturer. Depending on the safety relevance of the product, additional independent positions must be included." Original source DIBT