Staples with resin coating

Staples are used in timber construction to permanently connect elements (e.g. wood-based panels, gypsum boards, wood-fibre insulation products) with timber elements.

Regulatory framework

DIBt issues European Technical Assessments (ETAs) for staples (dowel-type fasteners) with resin coating.

The ETA considers long-term or permanent withdrawal capacity, which is not covered by the harmonised product standard, see DIN EN 14592:2012-08, Clause 7.2.2.2, 4th paragraph).

For applications comprising these staples, DIBt grants general construction technique permits (aBG) when there is no conclusive technical rule for design and execution.

Technical rules

EAD 130019-00-0603 Dowel-type fasteners with resin coating (14 pages)

Version: September 2016; OJEU 2017/C 118/04; EOTA

Application forms

National procedure

A national technical approval (abZ) and/or oder general construction technique permit (aBG) is granted upon application (see Model Building Code (MBO), Sections 16a(2) and18(2) and (4)). This also applies to amendments and supplements to, or renewals of existing approvals and/or construction technique permits.

No formal requirements apply. The following information is needed: name and address of the applicant, description of the product and/or construction technique and its field of use or application, type of decision required (new decision, amendment or supplement to, or renewal of, an existing decision).

Please feel free to use the template below.

Application for a national technical approval and/or construction technique permit (3 pages)

Version: January 2018; Application form

Application for amendment / supplementation / renewal of a national technical approval and/or construction technique permit (4 pages)

Version: January 2018; Application form

Guideline: How to provide drawings for national technical approvals and general construction technique permits (5 pages)

Version: July 2017

European Technical Assessment (ETA)

To start the ETA procedure, please submit the form below. We will then check if the prerequisites for issuing an ETA are met, i.e., in particular, if the product is not fully covered by an existing harmonised standard. If the prerequisites are met, we will check whether a European Assessment Document (EAD) covering the requested assessment scope already exists or still needs to be developed. If an EAD needs to be developed or amended, a complete technical file needs to be established before the procedure can begin.

Form for requesting a European Technical Assessment (ETA) (2 pages)

Last updated: September 2021

  • ETA
  • Subject concerned Applicant Decision no. Issued on
    BeA / KMR Staples d=1,55mm; d=1,8mm; d=2,02mm

    BeA GmbH

    Bogenstraße 43-45

    22926 Ahrensburg

    DEUTSCHLAND

    ETA-15/0860 31.05.2021
    PREBENA tack staples d=1,52mm d=1,80mm d=2,00mm

    PREBENA

    Wilfried Bornemann GmbH & Co. KG

    Seestraße 20-26

    63679 Schotten

    DEUTSCHLAND

    ETA-16/0101 10.09.2019
    haubold staples BS 29000 CRF d=2,00mm fasteners for timber constructions for long term or permanent load duration withdrawal capacity

    ITW Befestigungssysteme GmbH

    Carl-Zeiss-Straße 19

    30966 Hemmingen

    DEUTSCHLAND

    ETA-16/0535 08.12.2020
    Staples Type A-154, B-180 and C-203 in galvanised and stainless steel

    BAUSSMANN

    Collated Fasteners

    Industriestraße 45

    57413 Finnentrop

    DEUTSCHLAND

    ETA-17/0333 10.10.2017
    WÜRTH staples d=1,52mm d=1,80mm d=2,00mm

    Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG

    Reinhold-Würth-Straße 12-17

    74653 Künzelsau

    DEUTSCHLAND

    ETA-17/0631 09.11.2017
    Beck tack staples d=1,51mm, d=1,78mm, d=2,00mm

    Raimund Beck KG, Wire-Staples-Company

    Raimund-Beck-Straße 1

    5270 Mauerkirchen

    ÖSTERREICH

    ETA-17/0777 23.01.2018
    KVT staples type A d=1,5mm, type B d=1,8mm and type C d=2,0mm galvanised or stainless steel

    Knoll Verbindungstechnik

    GmbH & Co. KG

    Industriestraße 67-69

    32120 Hiddenhausen

    DEUTSCHLAND

    ETA-18/0163 19.10.2018
    BeA/KMR staples d=1,55mm, d=1,8mm und d=2,02mm - with gold coating

    BeA GmbH

    Bogenstraße 43-45

    22926 Ahrensburg

    DEUTSCHLAND

    ETA-18/0708 31.05.2021
    Josef Kihlberg staples JK783, JK653

    Josef Kihlberg AB

    Industrigatan 37B

    544 50 HJO

    SCHWEDEN

    ETA-18/0784 05.02.2019
    Ergo staples d=1,53mm; d=1,80mm; d=2,00mm

    Ergo staples Ltd.

    Vladimira Nazora 78

    35257 LUZANI

    KROATIEN

    ETA-18/0879 17.01.2019

Anja Dewitt
Head of Section – Timber Construction

Phone +49 30 78730-317
Email adw(at)dibt(.)de

Legal reference documents

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