CE Marking for waterproofing
The Company’s main determination in its
work and business operations is to achieve,
by introduction and continuous advancement
of the quality system and environmental
protection, a high quality of its products as a
guaranty of successful business operations,
without posing a threat to the environment.
The business operations conducted in full
conformity with the Company’s standards, the
market requirements and the valid legal regulations
are the only proper way of the Company’s
lasting survival and development.
Attestation of fulfillment of basic requirements
of the products – waterproofing membranes, prior
to their trafficking on the EU market, for which
an appropriate directive is extant, presents
one of specially important tasks set by the
Company’s Management as a priority goal.
Conformity of waterproofing membranes with requirements
set for affixing of CE marking was
confirmed in April 2008.
FIM was the first factory of this kind in Serbia
to assume EU directives and implement
them into the existing Quality Management
This duty is regulated by the Building Products
Directive 89/106/EEC and is compulsory
for all manufacturers selling waterproofing
membranes into the Countries of European
Practically, before introducing a membrane in
the Community Market, the manufacturer must
guarantee that this one is designed and produced
respecting the essential requirements
given by the Directive and by the new Technical
Product Norms, which list the technical
features to be respected, the test to make and
the test frequencies, by the producer.
Everything for Final Consumer defence.
The new Product Technical Norms of reference
for the CE marking of waterproofing
EN 13707: Membranes destined to continuos roofing
waterproofing, effective from October,
2004 (it includes the membranes uses as upper
layer, intermediate, lower as single layer,
for roof gardens or under heavy protection).
EN 13970: Shield or barrier to the vapour,
valid from December, 2004.
EN 13969: Membranes for avoiding the upcoming
humidity from the soil, valid from December,
EN 13859-1: Membranes for the waterproofing
of discontinuous roofs (underlayments),
valid from February , 2005.
Before marking CE a new waterproofing membrane,
the manufacturer has to make Initial
Type Tests (ITT) for showing the conformity to
the reference Product Technical Norm. In this
way the membrane is classed according to his
Furthermore the manufacture must continuously
test its production, following a proved
Controls Program (FPC, Factory Production
Control), in order to be able to show at any
time that the membranes industrially made respect
completely the declared features. This
is what already provided for the FIM ISO 9001
Quality Management System.
The manufacturer must draw up, for any product,
a Conformity Technical Data Membrane. In
this you can find the Product Technical Norm
of reference, the product description, product
the technical features, the application / Laying
methods and the expected use destination,
and other informations.
At last the maufacturer must be qualified for
marking CE its products, for this reason he
must periodically test the Management System
by Notified Certified Body.
FIM has appointed EMI Hungary, which issued
the Certificate on Conformity in April
2008. The number of the Certificate is also indicated
in the Technical Membrane of Conformity,
as well as on the product’s labels.
Once done these steps, the manufacturer af-
fix the CE Marking, the marking is compulsory
on every pallet, with a specific label reporting
some information regarding the product, plus