CCC certification – Dimensions of interior and insulation materials in the automotive sector further clarified

On 01.01.2015 the new implementation rule of the CNCA[1] (CNCA-C11-09: 2014) for automotive interiors and insulation materials became effective. With this provision, a number of new components fell into the scope of the CCC certification. This resulted in an increase in the number of applications for the CCC certification of products whose relevance was not evident.

Therefore, the competent Commission felt forced to publish a further precision of the rule in December, 2015. Based on the experiences of the previous year, especially in frame parts, components covering fully a rectangle with the standard dimensions of 356 x 100 mm will be considered for certification. By the final decision on the certification requirement, the geometry of the component is clearly in the foreground. For example, a large part with a plurality of holes, one of which covers more than 50% of the total, will not be eligible for certification, if the test sample cannot be cut to the required shape and size. In cases of doubt, the respective Chinese certification organization must establish an individual decision. Previously, smaller components have been accepted for certification, if only the standard dimensions in terms of length and width could be reached (for example in the form of a triangle). For affected components, the certification can be maintained or be dissolved upon request.

[1] Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China

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