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Deutsche Bauchemie has now been the top association among the manufacturers of construction-chemical products for 65 years. It forms a national and European-level interface between its member companies and politics, authorities, construction industry, standardisation institutes and research and teaching.

Deutsche Bauchemie is an organisation made up of about 125 companies. With an annual turnover of about 7.6 billion euros, these companies achieved half of the European market volume and about one third of the global market.

The range of member companies of Deutsche Bauchemie reaches from small and medium-sized speciality suppliers to global players operating worldwide. All members of the association are standing for top-class products and a willingness to provide great services to the entire construction industry.


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Model CE markings and declarations of performance for construction chemical products

The new European Construction Products Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 formally entered into force on 24 April 2011, with the articles of particular significance to construction products manufacturers becoming effective on 1 July 2013. The EC Construction Products Directive 89/106/EEC is fully repealed as of the latter date.

With the deadline 1 July 2013 the manufacturers of harmonised construction products need to adapt the CE marking of their products to the amended requirements of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR): instead of the existing declarations of conformity, the new declarations of performance need to be provided. Wishing to support the member companies in this task and to ensure a uniform implementation of the various harmonised standards, Deutsche Bauchemie has elaborated models for the new CE marking and the declaration of performance under the CPR - referring to the individual European standards relevant to construction chemistry and taking into account the present state of the discussion about CPR implementation.

Further information on the Construction Products Regulation is given in the publication by Deutsche Bauchemie: "The New European Construction Products Regulation - an Implementation Aid for Deutsche Bauchemie's Member Companies"

 

 To the Model CE markings and declarations of Performance (in German ) ...
[ As of changes by law this area has to be updated and will be available soon.]


Video: CE marking for construction products


"... As you know, with the coming into force of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR), new rules apply to construction products, which need to be tested using European standards to earn the CE mark.

This CE mark creates trust throughout the entire construction value chain across Europe, opening up new opportunities and simplifying procedures. Therefore we should all work together to raise awareness around this mark, about what it represents and what its benefits are..."



Model Environmental Product Declarations (Model EPDs) for construction chemical products

As part of the trend towards sustainable building, the demand for Environmental Product Declarations for construction chemical products is on the increase too. Deutsche Bauchemie wants to make it easier for member companies to meet the rising demand for EPDs at justifiable cost and effort. For this reason, Deutsche Bauchemie developed model EPDs for the relevant product types. These activities were carried out together with external partners; they were followed by a verification of the model EPDs by the Institute Construction and Environment (IBU). Model EPDs are now available at the below link, grouped by product types and technical applications. Throughout the year 2013, the finalised model EPDs for the following product types are being published successively on this internet page:

  • Epoxy resin products
  • Polyurethane resin products
  • Modified mineral mortar
  • Plastics-modified bitumen thick coatings
  • MMA resin products
  • Concrete additives
  • Dispersion products
  • Construction sealants (silicone- and polysulfide-based)


(The following web page is only in German language available)

 To the model EPDs  



Information on Construction Chemicals - Use for the REACH registration

A central element of the REACH regulation is the registration of substances. In the registration process, substances are not only registered with their properties but also with the so-called "identified uses".

 
After registration, substances can only be used if the intended use is part of the registration. Within Deutsche Bauchemie, the standard uses of construction chemicals are categorised and described with the so-called "Use Descriptor Systems" of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).

Using this information, the substance manufacturers can perform an exposure estimation with the "ECETOC Targeted Risk Assessment" IT tool.

The categorised usage information for the construction chemical industry is presented in a standardised form - the so-called use reports (UseR). Full information is available on a separate website via the following link:

 To the REACH Use Reports (UseR)



NEXT STEP! - an Online Information Portal

To offer a compact and informative overview on the subject of "construction chemistry in teaching, research and practice, Deutsche Bauchemie set up the online information portal NEXT STEP! It offers extensive, structured and comprehensible orientation on construction-chemical activities in universities and colleges, on research subjects and on the construction-chemical industry and practice.


(The following web page is only in German language available  )

 To the NextStep Portal 



Online Information Portal "Packing and Disposal"

The existing German ordinance on the avoiding and recycling/recovery of packaging wastes transposes Directive 94/62/EC of 20 December 1994 on packaging and recycling/recovery of all packaging placed on the market in Germany, within the scope of the closed substance cycle waste management act (KrW-/AbfG).

As a service, Deutsche Bauchemie has set up an online information portal that offers lots of information, questions and answers on the subject of waste treatment / disposal of packaging for building-chemical products.


(The following web page is only in German language available)

 To the Portal  



Extranet of Deutsche Bauchemie (only for committee members)

The Extranet of Deutsche Bauchemie provides all documents of committees, such as invitations, reports, etc. electronically. Please observe: Access is only possible for committee members and only in German language available!

 To the Extranet  



Qualitätsgemeinschaft Deutsche Bauchemie - QDB

The QDB is an accredited European notified certification body (Notified Body 0921) and also a recognized surveillance and certification body pursuant to the Hessische Bauordnung (ÜG069).

The main area of activity is surveillance and certification of production plants and products or systems in the field of concrete admixtures (EN 934) and products for the protection and repair of concrete structures (EN 1504).


(The following web page is only in German language available)

 To the QDB Homepage  

News

NEXT STEP - for a wider range of Information
Deutsche Bauchemie – the German construction chemistry association – has created and is operating the advanced training and education platform NEXT STEP providing both newcomers and established experts with more content and news from the industry.
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Deutsche Bauchemie provides translations of special publications as Downloads
Deutsche Bauchemie has released its most recent publication on the new Construction Product Regulation in English as well as the latest version of its Guideline for Planning and Executing Waterproofing with Polymer Modified Bituminous Thick Coatings (PMB). The Information Pamphlet "The Use of PCE Based Super Plasticizers for the Construction of Industrial Floors" is now additionally available in Polish.
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PCE technical publication also in English language
Deutsche Bauchemie is making available the publication "Better Than Their Reputation! PCE Based Super Plasticizers for the Construction of Industrial Flooring" - for free download on the internet.
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