CE marking for eight Permaban armoured joints

We are pleased to announce that RCR’s most popular armoured joints are now supplied with the CE mark.

This means RCR customers can rest assured that Permaban joints carry the required legal marking for sale in the European Economic Area; and, most importantly, meet the necessary performance and quality standards.

No less than eight Permaban brand joints now bear the CE mark.  These include the industry-standard AlphaJoint Classic 4010; and the latest Permaban innovation, Permaban Wave, the impact-free plate joint with no straight edges.  A choice of CE marked dowels is also available.

With such a wide collection of Permaban CE marked joints to choose from, specifiers and installers can choose the best joint for the job, without concern or compromise.

Permaban products now supplied with the CE mark include:


Legal and performance requirements

The Construction Products Regulation (Regulation (EU) No. 305/2011) came into effect in July 2013, requiring that construction products for sale in the EU must be CE marked where an appropriate Harmonised European Standard or European Technical Approval exists.

For some years, no such standard existed for armoured joints.  Hence in 2016 – in a bid to raise industry standards and give assurance to customers – RCR Flooring Products Ltd initiated the process of exploring with regulatory bodies how armoured joints could be CE marked.

Such processes are necessarily lengthy and not always straightforward; but the effort RCR invested in this process has resulted in CE marking for Permaban brand joints, and furthermore will serve to raise standards across the industry.

All Permaban brand products comply with the Construction Products Regulation and hold appropriate CE marking.   If any product is not CE marked, it is because no relevant standard or ETA yet exists.  CE marking documentation for Permaban products can be downloaded from the Regulations and Standards page on the Permaban website, and from each product page.

Triple ISO accreditation

Underpinning RCR Flooring Products’ CE marking is a robust, integrated management system for quality, environmental and health and safety management.

All Permaban joints are manufactured under the disciplines of ISO 9001:2015 quality management, ISO 14001:2015 environmental management, and OHSAS 18001:2007 health and safety management.

This gives RCR’s customers the assurance of tight quality controls, coupled with the strong environmental and health and safety awareness now expected of leading international companies.