European Union Updates Regulation for Formaldehyde Testing in Wood
Despite the absence of harmonized formaldehyde requirements, a number of EN standards are published to provide procedures to determine formaldehyde release in wood-based panels.
Recently, European Committee for Standardization (CEN) has adopted two ISO standards: ISO 12460-3:2015 and ISO 12460-5:2015, and published two technically equivalent EN standards: EN ISO 12460-3:2015 and EN ISO 12460-5:2015. The new two standards are technically similar to the withdrawn standards, except the procedures on determination of formaldehyde in water extract.
|title||standard||scope||supersedes||date of publication|
|EN ISO 12460-3: 2015||Wood-based panels - Determination of formaldehyde release - Part 3: Gas analysis method (ISO 12460-3:2015)||Un-Coated and coated wood-based panels||EN 717-2:1994/ AC:2002||31 May 2016|
|EN ISO 12460-5: 2015||Wood-based panels - Determination of formaldehyde release - Part 5: Extraction method (called the "Perforator" method) (ISO 12460-5:2015)||Un-Laminated and Un-Coated wood-based panels||EN 120:1992||30 June 2016|
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