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 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.