CEN/TR 15046:2005

Wood preservatives - Artificial weathering of treated wood prior to biological testing - UV-radiation and water-spraying procedure CEN/TR 15046:2005

Publication date:   Mar 27, 2009

General information

60.60 Standard published   Mar 9, 2005


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

Technical Report

71.100.50   Wood-protecting chemicals



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This document specifies a method for the artificial weathering of test specimens of treated wood, which are used in the testing of the biological efficacy of wood preservatives.
This method is applicable to:
a) the pre-conditioning of test specimens prior to their being subjected to a biological test; or
b) assessment of loss of effectiveness by comparing the performance in a biological test of treated test specimens subjected to this procedure with others that have not undergone any artificial weathering procedure.
NOTE The method can also be used for pre-conditioning of wood-based panel products, which may or may not have received preservative treatment.

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Construction products


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


CEN/TR 15046:2005
60.60 Standard published
Mar 9, 2005