CCC certification – dimensions of interior and insulation materials in the automotive sector further specified:
On 01.01.2015 the new implementation guideline of the CNCA (Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China) for automotive interiors and insulating materials came into force (CNCA-C11-09:2014). With this regulation, a number of new components have been included in the scope of CCC certification (China Compulsory Certification). This led to an increase in the number of applications for CCC certification of products whose relevance was not clear.
The competent Commission was therefore obliged to publish a further clarification of the Directive in December 2015. Based on last year’s experience, especially with frame parts, components that completely cover a rectangle with the standard dimensions 356 x 100 mm are considered for certification. The final decision on compulsory certification clearly focuses on the geometry of the component. For example, a large component with several holes, one of which occupies more than 50% of the total area, may not be eligible for certification if the test sample cannot be cut in the required shape and size. In cases of doubt, the respective Chinese certification organisation makes an individual decision. Until now, smaller components were also accepted for certification if they reached the standard dimensions only in terms of length and width (e.g. in the form of a triangle). For affected components, certification can be maintained or cancelled if desired.
Further information on the topics mentioned can be obtained from:
Cisema China Certification GmbH
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