A great variety of elements and materials are used in every building and are therefore subject to the requirements of the Construction Products Regulation (EU) 305/2011. Beyond this, there are the requirements of the German Product Safety Act (ProdSG) and a number of other directives. The primary focus is on the long-term performance capabilities of these materials and components.
Lawgivers also focus on minimizing the risks to the environment and human health. Construction products can contain many organic and inorganic substances which find their way into indoor air, the soil, and ground water. All this must be taken into account during product development.
This results in several approaches for dealers, importers and manufacturers in the areas of product and materials compliance.