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Testing of shutters and external venetian blinds according to EN 13659



EN 13659 - Shutters and external venetian blinds


Division Building material:

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Scope according to EN 13659 (Chapter 1):

The standard applies for all shutters and similar products as follows:

  • External venetian blind
  • Roller shutter
  • Wing shutter
  • Venetian shutter
  • Concertina shutter (flat-closing)
  • Concertina shutter
  • Sliding panel shutter, with or without a system of projection


  • manually
  • by means of electric motors

Requirements according to EN 13659 (Chapter 4 - 17):

  • Wind resistance
  • Resistance to snow load
  • Operating effort
  • Design of the operating mechanism — HPV diagrams ("Human Pull Value")
  • Misuse operation
  • Edge loading
  • Resistance of locking mechanism
  • Mechanical endurance (repeated operating cycles)
  • Operation in frosty conditions
  • Impact resistance
  • Safety in use
  • Hygiene, health and environment
  • Thermal resistance
  • Durability



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