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Document 32007D0348

2007/348/EC: Commission Decision of 15 May 2007 amending Decision 2003/43/EC establishing the classes of reaction-to-fire performance for certain construction products as regards wood-based panels (notified under document number C(2007) 2045) (Text with EEA relevance)

OJ L 131, 23.5.2007, p. 21–23 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)
Special edition in Croatian: Chapter 13 Volume 058 P. 189 - 191

In force

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec/2007/348/oj

23.5.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 131/21


COMMISSION DECISION

of 15 May 2007

amending Decision 2003/43/EC establishing the classes of reaction-to-fire performance for certain construction products as regards wood-based panels

(notified under document number C(2007) 2045)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2007/348/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Directive 89/106/EEC of 21 December 1988 on the approximation of laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to construction products (1), and in particular Article 20(2) a thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Decision 2003/43/EC (2) establishes classes of reaction-to-fire performance for certain construction products.

(2)

Decision 2003/43/EC needs to be further adapted to take account of technical progress regarding wood-based panels.

(3)

Decision 2003/43/EC should therefore be amended accordingly.

(4)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on Construction,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The Annex to Decision 2003/43/EC is amended as set out in the Annex to this Decision.

Article 2

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 15 May 2007.

For the Commission

Günter VERHEUGEN

Vice-President


(1)  OJ L 40, 11.2.1989, p. 12. Directive as last amended by Commission Decision 2006/190/EC (OJ L 66, 8.3.2006, p. 47).

(2)  OJ L 13, 18.1.2003, p. 35. Decision as last amended by Decision 2006/673/EC (OJ L 276, 7.10.2006, p. 77).


ANNEX

In the Annex to Decision 2003/43/EC, Table 1 is replaced by the following:

‘Table 1

Classes of reaction to fire performance for wood-based panels

Product

EN product standard

End use condition (6)

Minimum density

(kg/m3)

Minimum thickness

(mm)

Class (7)

(excluding floorings)

Class (8)

(floorings)

Cement-bonded particleboard (1)

EN 634-2

without an air gap behind the panel

1 000

10

B-s1, d0

Bfl-s1

Fibreboard, hard (1)

EN 622-2

without an air gap behind the wood-based panel

900

6

D-s2, d0

Dfl-s1

Fibreboard, hard (3)

EN 622-2

with a closed air gap not more than 22 mm behind the wood-based panel

900

6

D-s2, d2

Particleboard (1), (2), (5)

EN 312

without an air gap behind the wood-based panel

600

9

D-s2, d0

Dfl-s1

Fibreboard, hard and medium (1), (2), (5)

EN 622-2

EN 622-3

MDF (1), (2), (5)

EN 622-5

MDF (1), (2), (5)

EN 300

Plywood (1), (2), (5)

EN 636

-“-

400

9

D-s2, d0

Dfl-s1

Solid wood panel (1), (2), (5)

EN 13353

12

Flaxboard (1), (2), (5)

EN 15197

-“-

450

15

D-s2, d0

Dfl-s1

Particleboard (3), (5)

EN 312

with a closed or an open air gap not more than 22 mm behind the wood-based panel

600

9

D-s2, d2

Fibreboard, hard and medium (3), (5)

EN 622-2

EN 622-3

MDF (3), (5)

EN 622-5

OSB (3), (5)

EN 300

Plywood (3), (5)

EN 636

-“-

400

9

D-s2, d2

Solid wood panel (3), (5)

EN 13353

12

Particleboard (4), (5)

EN 312

with a closed air gap behind the wood-based panel

600

15

D-s2, d0

Dfl-s1

Fibreboard, medium (4), (5)

EN 622-3

MDF (4), (5)

EN 622-5

OSB (4), (5)

EN 300

Plywood (4), (5)

EN 636

-“-

400

15

D-s2, d1

Dfl-s1

Solid wood panel (4), (5)

EN 13353

D-s2, d0

Flaxboard (4), (5)

EN 15197

-“-

450

15

D-s2, d0

Dfl-s1

Particleboard (4), (5)

EN 312

with an open air gap behind the wood-based panel

600

18

D-s2, d0

Dfl-s1

Fibreboard, medium (4), (5)

EN 622-3

MDF (4), (5)

EN 622-5

OSB (4), (5)

EN 300

Plywood (4), (5)

EN 636

-“-

400

18

D-s2, d0

Dfl-s1

Solid wood panel (4), (5)

EN 13353

Flaxboard (4), (5)

EN 15197

-“-

450

18

D-s2, d0

Dfl-s1

Particleboard (5)

EN 312

any

600

3

E

Efl

OSB (5)

EN 300

MDF (5)

EN 622-5

-“-

400

3

E

Efl

250

9

E

Efl

Plywood (5)

EN 636

-“-

400

3

E

Efl

Fibreboard, hard (5)

EN 622-2

-“-

900

3

E

Efl

Fibreboard, medium (5)

EN 622-3

-“-

400

9

E

Efl

Fibreboard, soft

EN 622-4

-“-

250

9

E

Efl


(1)  Mounted without an air gap directly against class A1 or A2-s1, d0 products with minimum density 10 kg/m3 or at least class D-s2, d2 products with minimum density 400 kg/m3.

(2)  A substrate of cellulose insulation material of at least class E may be included if mounted directly against the wood-based panel, but not for floorings.

(3)  Mounted with an air gap behind. The reverse face of the cavity shall be at least class A2-s1, d0 products with minimum density 10 kg/m3.

(4)  Mounted with an air gap behind. The reverse face of the cavity shall be at least class D-s2, d2 products with minimum density 400 kg/m3.

(5)  Veneered, phenol- and melamine-faced panels are included for class excl. floorings.

(6)  A vapour barrier with a thickness up to 0,4 mm and a mass up to 200 g/m2 can be mounted in between the wood-based panel and a substrate if there are no air gaps in between.

(7)  Class as provided for in Table 1 of the Annex to Decision 2000/147/EC.

(8)  Class as provided for in Table 2 of the Annex to Decision 2000/147/EC.’


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