prEN 16491

Thermal insulation products for buildings - Factory made composite products - Specification

General information

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CEN/TC 88 Thermal insulating materials and products

European Norm

91.100.60   Thermal and sound insulating materials


This European standard specifies the requirements for factory made composite products to be used for
thermal insulation of buildings, such as composite insulation products with at least two different thermal
insulation layers and with or without facings or coatings, and composite products with thermal insulation
layer/s bonded to additional external layer/s of non-insulation products.
Products defined by standards EN 13162 to 13171 and prEN 16069 shall be used for the thermal insulation
layers. If a product other than those defined in above standards is used as one of the thermal insulation
layers, then its properties declared for the composite shall be assessed according to test methods and
principles in above mentioned standards.
This standard does not cover the performance of prefabricated systems incorporating these composite
This standard specifies product characteristics and includes procedures for testing, evaluation of conformity,
marking and labelling.
This standard does not specify the required level of a given property to be achieved by a product to
demonstrate fitness for purpose in a particular application. The levels required for a given application are to be
found in regulations or non-conflicting standards.
Self-supporting building products and products for structural use are not covered by this standard.
This standard does not cover in-situ composite insulation products, composite products for civil engineering
applications and composite products intended to be used for thermal insulation of building equipment and
industrial installations.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


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


prEN 16491
30.98 Project deleted
Sep 17, 2019