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New Harmonized Standard of EN 16516

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

New Harmonized Standard of EN 16516 for Emissions of Dangerous Substances from Construction Products

On 4th October, the European Committee for Standardization CEN published EN 16516:2017 standard for emissions from construction products (“Assessment of release of dangerous substances - Determination of emissions into indoor air”).

This new version of European Standard indicates reference method for the determination of emissions into indoor air from construction products of volatile organic compounds, semi-volatile organic compounds and very volatile aldehydes based on the use of a test chamber.

Our state-of-the-art laboratories specialized in emission testing of dangerous substances (Eurofins Product Testing A/S - Denmark), are Notified Body (Testing Laboratory) for Emission of dangerous substances under Construction Products Regulation (EU) No 305/2011.

To know more about Eurofins can help you or what effect this will have on your products - please contact:
Thomas Neuhaus, Head of Certification Body, Eurofins - Email here. 

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