Safe and approved throughout Europe 09 October 2017

BeA supplies staples of types 146, 155, 180, 200 and 246 with a European Technical Approval (ETA). The certified BeA fasteners have all the characteristics required for permanent fastening in wood and wooden materials in insulating panels, plasterboard and gypsum fibre boards.

Through the ETA, the application range for staples used in long-term and continuous pull out load cases in timber construction is extended to cover the entire European Union. In these high-stress load cases, the staples must achieve 70N for pull out in the direction of the shank.

The ETA replaces national approvals, in a process of European harmonisation of marking supported by Behrens Group because it creates more reliability for contractors. The European Technical Approval is a generally recognised certification of the technical quality of a construction product, which complies with the construction product directive. The ETA also defines the materials and surface covers in which the staples can be driven to last for a guaranteed usage period of 50 years. In addition, bases for calculation deviating from the standard can also be found in the ETA.

The ETA applies for applications in usage classes 1 and 2. For applications in usage class 3 with direct weathering of the fastening, staples cannot be used in accordance with the ETA. BeA supplies approved staple types in different lengths made of galvanised steel with resin coating as well as different stainless steel qualities, also with resin coating. The staples can be driven using BeA staplers and the BeA Skaters 14/65-830-C and 180/65-835-C.

Will Lowry Editor t: +44 (0) 1727 814 509

Will joined Fastener + Fixing Magazine in 2007 and over the last 10 years has experienced every facet of the fastener sector – interviewing key figures within the industry and visiting leading companies and exhibitions around the globe. Will manages the content strategy across all platforms and is the guardian for the high editorial standards that the brand is renowned.