EN 113-1:2020

Durability of wood and wood-based products - Test method against wood destroying basidiomycetes - Part 1: Assessment of biocidal efficacy of wood preservatives EN 113-1:2020

Publication date:   May 19, 2021

General information

60.60 Standard published   Dec 16, 2020


CEN/TC 38 Durability of wood and wood-based products

European Norm

71.100.50   Wood-protecting chemicals



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This document specifies a method for determining the efficacy of wood preservatives applied to wood by penetration treatment against wood destroying basidiomycetes cultured on a malt extract agar medium.
The method is applicable to formulated products or to their active ingredients.
NOTE This method can be used in conjunction with an ageing procedure, for example EN 73 or EN 84.
Annex A (informative) contains an example of a test report.
Annex B (normative) contains some methods of sterilization.
Annex C (informative) contains information on the test vessels.
Annex D (informative) contains information on test fungi.
Annex E (informative) contains a recommended but non-comprehensive list of optional fungi.

Life cycle


EN 113:1996/A1:2004

EN 113:1996


EN 113-1:2020
60.60 Standard published
Dec 16, 2020