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Testing of wood-based panels for use in construction according to EN 13986

 

Standards:

EN 13986 - Wood-based panels for use in construction - Characteristics, evaluation of conformity and marking
 

Division Building material:

Further information and contact
 

Scope according to EN 13986 (Chapter 1):

This document defines wood-based panels for use in construction and specifies the relevant characteristics. It specifies the appropriate test methods to determine these characteristics for wood-based panels, unfaced, overlaid, veneered or coated:

  • for internal use as structural components in dry conditions
  • for internal or protected external use as structural components in humid conditions
  • for external use as structural components
  • for internal use as non-structural components in dry conditions
  • for internal or protected external uses as non structural components in humid conditions
  • for external use as non-structural components
  • for use as structural floor decking on joists in dry or humid or external conditions
  • for use as structural roof decking on joists in dry or humid or external conditions
  • for use as structural wall sheathing on studs in dry or humid or external conditions

It provides for the evaluation of conformity and the requirements for marking these products.

This document covers wood-based panels in the form of:

  • Solid wood panels
  • Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL)
  • Plywood
  • OSB
  • Particleboards (chipboards) either resin- or cement-bonded
  • Wet process fibreboards
  • Dry process fibreboards (MDF)
     

Requirements according to EN 13986 (Chapter 5):

  • Bending strength according to EN 310
  • Bending stiffness according to EN 310
  • Bonding quality
  • Internal bond (tensile strength) according to EN 319
  • Durability (swelling in thickness) according to EN 317
  • Durability (moisture resistance)
  • Release of formaldehyde
  • Reaction to fire according to EN 13501-1
  • Water vapour permeability according to EN ISO 12572
  • Airborne sound insulation
  • Sound absorption
  • Thermal conductivity
  • Strength and stiffness for structural use
  • Impact resistance for structural use
  • Strength and stiffness under point load for structural use
  • Mechanical durability
  • Biological durability according to EN 335
  • Content of pentachlorophenol

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