The European Union regulation on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures - (EC) No 1272/2008- defines in the Note Q exoneration criteria for mineral wool fibres, so that the classification as a carcinogen does not apply.

EUCEB stands for the European Certification Board for Mineral Wool Products, a non-profit association, whose general purpose is to voluntarily certify the conformity of mineral wool fibres with Note Q of Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008. The EUCEB association was created to ensure the customers and consumers that a EUCEB certified mineral wool product complies with the Note Q exoneration criteria.

The EUCEB certification stands for proven and reliable quality according to a precisely defined system of monitoring and controls. It is a confirmation for a high quality of products, which are manufactured in accordance with the requirements laid down in the EUCEB-constitution (Hyperlink).

As a result, the customers and consumers of mineral wool products are given a tool with a high value of recognition. A Trademark which may be placed on the packaging of mineral wool products and is, thus, visible at a single glance.


The right-to-use the EUCEB-Trademark is granted to a manufacturer only, if he fulfils several prerequisites.

  • The manufacturer confirms his agreement to the constitution, by-laws and exhibits of EUCEB by signing a legal undertaking.
  • The manufacturer provides exoneration documentation for at least one fibre type. This is controlled by one the scientific experts of the EUCEB quality board.
  • The manufacturer commits to compliance between manufactured and marketed products with acknowledged exonerated fibre type(s) in those production facilities involved in the supervision.
  • Twice a year, an independent sampling institute takes a sample at the manufacturer’s facility and sent it to an independent analytical institute to analyse the chemical composition. The results are controlled by the other expert of the EUCEB Quality board.
  • The independent sampling institute also checks the continuous internal control of the chemical composition by the manufacturer.

The Quality Board examines the presented documentation for completeness and accuracy taking into account the results controlled by the scientific experts.

The Quality Board consists of independent experts and mineral wool industry representatives. To guarantee neutrality, all decisions need at least two-third majority including the vote of the independent experts.

In case of a positive evaluation, the Quality Board advises the Management Board to grant the right to use the Trademark to the manufacturer. The Quality Board is also responsible for the evaluation of the neutral, third party controlled supervision and will act in case of any infringement.