Construction Products Regulation

Construction Products Regulation (CPR) - basis for cable selection

Construction Products Regulation (CPR) is a set of rules issued in the European Union that sets out harmonised rules for the marketing of construction products in the European Union. It ensures that construction products used in the Member States are assessed, classified and put into service (i.e. approved) according to the same criteria. The purpose of the regulation is also to regulate the fire resistance of construction products and the hazardous substances used. The regulation applies to all construction products intended for permanent installation in buildings and general construction work. With regard to cables, the legislation applies to all power and installation cables, control cables, telecommunication and data cables. 

It is important to take into account that based on the requirements established for the main product characteristics and applicable standards, each EU member state may determine a different system and level of requirements – materials made by Prysmian Group Baltics are prepared in accordance with the Estonian, Latvian or Lithuanian requirements.

CPR marking of cables

CPR covers seven safety classes from A to F, where A stands for a non-combustible product and F for a product for which no reaction to fire properties is specified. Based on the classification, cables are mainly classified into class B, C, D and E. The additional criteria set out the requirements for the amount of smoke emitted (values s1, s2, s3), flaming droplets generated during combustion (values d1, d2, d3) and the acidity and electrolytic conductivity of the smoke emitted during combustion (values a1, a2, a3), where a higher value means a worse result. CPR marking of cables:

D = class │ ca = cables/wires │ s = smoke │ d = droplets │ a = acidity and electrolytic conductivity

The CE marking affixed to the product indicates that the product complies with all the requirements of the applicable directives.

Types of buildings and risk levels


Risk level Type of building Euroclass Types of CPR cables
HIGH Building over 28 metres high; individual rooms in the building for over 100 users; gathering building for over 200 users; educational institution buildings for more than 10 users; hospitals, welfare buildings with over 10 beds; hotels with over 10 beds; over 100 m long tunnels and galleries for people; evacuation routes. Cca-s1,d1,a2 XPJ-HF C-PRo; AFUX C-PRo 1kV; AXMK-HF C-PRo; AXCMK-HF C-PRo; MCMK-HF C-PRo; MK-HF C-PRo; MKEM-HF C-PRo
MEDIUM Buildings with a construction area over 60 m² and up to 28 m high; industrial buildings; parking garages, car parks, garages; tunnels for cars. Dca-s2,d2,a2 XPJ-HF D; XPUJ-HF D; XPK-HF D; AXQJ PURE; FXQJ PURE; FQ PURE
LOW Buildings with a construction area up to 60 m² and up to 5 m high Eca XPJ; XPUJ; XPK; AXPK-PLUS; AMCMK; MCMK; ML; MK; MKEM
N/A Cabling which is not part of the building; a cable entering the main switchboard of the building that does not pass other parts of the building; network operator providing the network service to the building of the electrical installation, where no permanent staff is present and which cannot be accessed by outsiders.

When choosing a cable, prioritize regulations and quality!

Prysmian materials and CableApp help you choose the best type of cable for your project. Cables made by Prysmian meet the requirements of the regulation. Comprehensive product information for each product can be found in the Web Catalogue, which is easy to browse and where you can download product sheets with CPR marking. Performance declarations of CPR products can always be found using the DoP finder.

Helpful tools


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CableApp helps to choose the right cable solution!

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Web Catalogue

Web Catalogue - our products are within a click’s reach wherever and whenever you need!

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Catalogues

Infomaterials - view, download or order a paper version!

Infomaterials
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ECO CABLE - be environmentally conscious and choose ECO CABLE!

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Document

DoP Finder - find the Declaration of Performance (DoP) for all our CPR products.

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