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EPAQ Quality Label

EPAQ Quality

The quality activity of the association is based on European standards which permit to label a product with the CE-marking. This CE-marking is based on declaration of the manufacturer. Members of the association do more. The European Association for Panels and Profiles has its own quality assurance system (called "EPAQ"), through which the products are under surveillance of independent third parties which control the characteristics of the products regularly. The initial testing of the products, the evaluation of material properties and the regular testing of samples twice a year under independent control guarantee that the characteristics fulfil the requirements of the European standards and moreover the EPAQ Quality Regulations.

The owners of the Quality Label EPAQ ensure that the customer will get a high-quality product that fulfills the requirements of the European standards EN 14509 for sandwich panels and EN 14782 and EN 1090 for trapezoidal profiles, sinusoidal profiles, liner trays, sidings / façade profiles, standing seam profiles and metal tiles. The high-quality products meet additional requirements and higher threshold values, which are necessary to guarantee a product with very good characteristics and a very good durability.

The fact sheet about the EPAQ quality system of PPA-Europe

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is available for view and download here: English, German, French.

The EPAQ Quality is based on an independent control of the product characteristics by independent third parties. Independent auditing bodies, laboratories and experts are checking the whole production process regularly. The products are tested in an initial test by an independent party and the evaluation of material characteristics is performed by an independent expert. The whole quality assurance regime ensures that the material data printed on the CE marking are checked regularly to give confidence to the customer that he will get a high-quality product.

The association works on up-to-date testing rules that harmonize the testing carried out by the independent parties. Based on the EPAQ Testing Rules, the same product gets the same material characteristics with no difference between the test data, regardless of the location of the laboratory.