Certifications and approvals of FIP branded products

FIP S.p.A. in 1990 it was the first Italian company in the sector to receive certification of its Quality Management System according to ISO 9001 from the Italian Plastics Institute. This certification, together with the numerous recognitions of FIP products, is the result of the constant commitment in trying to offer a product that is increasingly suited to the needs of the market.

Furthermore, FIP, consistently with the overall policy of the Aliaxis Group to which it belongs, has adopted an Environmental Policy aimed at protecting the environment and workers, certified according to the ISO 14001 standard.


On 1 July 2013, European Regulation 305/2011 (CPR) came into force, replacing European Directive 89/106 (CPD).

This means that CE marking is mandatory for construction products and that the manufacturer must prepare the DOP (Declaration of Performance).

This marking certifies that the products meet the minimum safety requirements indicated in the harmonized standards and makes them marketable, without any further restriction, within the European Union.

In order for a product to present the CE marking it is necessary that:

  • there is a harmonized standard, or alternatively, an ETA (European Technical Assessment), which specifies the minimum safety requirements of the product;
  • the standard, or the ETA, is published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU – Official Journal of the European Union);
  • the product is manufactured in such a way as to satisfy the requirements referred to in point 1. In the absence of the provisions of point 1 or point 2, the affixing of the CE mark on a product is considered ILLEGAL.

To date, it is not possible to affix the CE mark according to CPR on pipes, fittings and valves intended to be integrated into buildings and manufactured with thermoplastic material.

Also see below the following statement issued by TEPPFA (The European Plastic Pipes and Fittings Association), a European trade association.

These directives provide common objectives in the context of safety standards, ensuring that electrical equipment or equipment approved by one EU member country is compliant for its intended use in all other EU countries.

They do not define any specific technical standard, but explicitly refer to the IEC/ISO EN technical standards which manufacturers of electrical products must strictly comply with.

Products that comply with these directives and all other standards and directives pertaining to the product itself must necessarily be marked with the CE marking to indicate compliance.

Conformity is asserted by the manufacturer with the EC declaration of conformity and keeps a copy in the product technical file on the basis of article 3 of Annex II of the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive and article 4 of Annex IV of the Low Voltage Directive.