The European Federation of Associations of Locks & Builders Hardware Manufacturers

What are the big issues facing the industry regarding standardization?

The Construction Products Regulation (CPR) has come into force on 1st July 2013. Since then, the process to bring some new or revised harmonized standards has changed, and induced significant delays for publications and citations into the OJEU. ARGE works very closely with CEN to address this issue and bring the voice from Building Hardware manufacturers.

The CPR defined a new Basic Requirement of Works named "Sustainability". Our members face with that proposing practical solutions for their products, as for example preparing generic Environmental Product Declarations (EPD). ARGE WGC (Standardization) is involved in that topic.

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