EN 438-4:2005

High-pressure decorative laminates (HPL) - Sheets based on thermosetting resins (Usually called Laminates) - Part 4: Classification and specifications for Compact laminates of thickness 2 mm and greater.

Publication date:   Dec 29, 2005

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99.60 Withdrawal effective   Feb 17, 2016

CEN

CEN/TC 249 Plastics

European Norm

83.140.20   Laminated sheets

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Scope

This Part of EN 438 specifies performance requirements for two types of Compact laminate (defined in Clause 4) of thickness 2 mm or greater intended for interior use.
High-pressure decorative Compact laminates are characterised by their aesthetic qualities, strength, durability and functional performance. Compact HPL sheets are available in a wide variety of colours, patterns and surface finishes; they are extremely strong, and resistant to wear, impact, scratching, moisture, heat and staining; and possess good hygienic and anti-static properties, being easy to clean and maintain.
prEN 438-2 specifies the methods of test relevant to this part of EN 438.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard

89/106/EEC

Construction products

305/2011

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

Life cycle

PREVIOUSLY

Replaces
EN 438-1:1991

Replaces
EN 438-2:1991

NOW

WITHDRAWN
EN 438-4:2005
99.60 Withdrawal effective
Feb 17, 2016

REVISED BY

PUBLISHED
EN 438-4:2016