EN 438-2:2005

High-pressure decorative laminates (HPL) - Sheets based on thermosetting resins (usually called Laminates) - Part 2: Determination of properties

Publication date:   Dec 29, 2005

General information

99.60 Withdrawal effective   Feb 17, 2016


CEN/TC 249 Plastics

European Norm

83.140.20   Laminated sheets



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This part of EN 438 specifies the methods of test for determination of the properties of high-pressure decorative laminates as defined in Clause 3. These methods are primarily intended for testing the sheets specified in EN 438-3, 4, 5 and 6.
The precision of the test methods specified in Clauses 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 17, 18, 32 and 33 of this part of EN 438 is not known because inter-laboratory data are not available. When inter-laboratory data are obtained, precision statements will be added to the test methods at the following revision. As all the other test methods have an end point determination based on subjective judgement, it is not meaningful to make a statement of precision in these cases.

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Regulation (eu) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 march 2011 laying down harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products and repealing council directive 89/106/eec

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EN 438-2:1991


EN 438-2:2005
99.60 Withdrawal effective
Feb 17, 2016