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Eurofins | July 2019 regulatory Newsflash compilation | Construction Products & Pressure Equipment

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

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Europe – Construction products

 

Recent publications by European Commission

 

Below you will find a regulation recently published in the Official Journal of the European Union related to Construction Products and to Paints Directive.

 

Date

Reference

Title

25.6.2019

PE/45/2019/REV/1

Regulation (EU) 2019/1020 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 on market surveillance and compliance of products and amending Directive 2004/42/EC and Regulations (EC) No 765/2008 and (EU) No 305/2011.

 

Standards Updates

 

Below a summary table with some recent standards updates and upcoming dates of withdrawal (non-exhaustive):

 

(*) Date of availability: date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat.

 

Reference

Title

Date of Availability (*)

Supersedes

CEN/TS 17331:2019

Construction products: Assessment of release of dangerous substances - Content of organic substances - Methods for extraction and analysis.

2019-05-08

 

CEN/TS 17332:2019

Construction products: Assessment of release of dangerous substances - Analysis of organic substances in eluates.

2019-05-08

 

 

Germany

 

New testing method for formaldehyde emission in wood-based materials

 

The Germany authorities included DIN EN 16516 in German Chemical Prohibition ACT (ChemVerbostV) for determining formaldehyde emission in wood-based materials.

 

Sample

Sample preparation

Test method

Liquid / watery

Extraction process

Photometry / HPLC

BVL K 84.00-7 (EC): 1991-09

HPLC (DNPH method).

Coated and uncoated wood materials

From 1 January 2020  the following testing methods will be applied:

Reference

Title

DIN EN 16516

Construction products: Assessment of release of dangerous substances - Determination of emissions into indoor air.

 

Note: Emission measurement in the test chamber;

Mean of a double determination from the 28th day as Steady state concentration;

Air change 0.5 / h, load 1.8 m2 / m3

; partial narrow-area sealing: circumference / area = 1.5 m-1

DIN EN 717-1

Wood-based panels – Determination of formaldehyde release – Part 1: Formaldehyde emission by the chamber method.

 

Note: Emission measurement in the test chamber; Compensation concentration should be multiplied by a factor of 2.

z. B. EN ISO 12460-3

Wood-based panels – Determination of formaldehyde release – Part 3: Gas analysis method.

 

Note: Derived methods are only suitable for production control. For this purpose, a product-related manufacturer correlation is to be determined.

Until 31st December 2019 the following testing methods are valid

Reference

Title

Bundesgesundheitsblatt 34, 10 (1991), pages 488-499.

Test method for wood-based materials and products manufactured from wood-based materials.

DIN EN 717-1

Wood-based panels – Determination of formaldehyde release – Part 1: Formaldehyde emission by the chamber method.

EN ISO 12460-3

Wood-based panels – Determination of formaldehyde release – Part 3: Gas analysis method.

EN ISO 12460-5

Wood-based panels – Determination of formaldehyde release – Part 5: Extraction method (called the perforator method).

 

Click here for getting the amendment published in Federal Gazette (in Germany).

 

Europe – Pressure equipment

 

Standards Updates

 

Below a summary table with some recent standards updates and upcoming dates of withdrawal (non-exhaustive):

 

(*) Date of withdrawal: latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn.

 

Reference

Title

Date of Withdrawal (*)

Supersedes

EN 14071:2015 +A1:2019

LPG equipment and accessories - Pressure relief valves for LPG pressure vessels - Ancillary equipment.

2019-11-30