• CEN/TS 15534-1 : 2007

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    WOOD-PLASTICS COMPOSITES (WPC) - PART 1: TEST METHODS FOR CHARACTERISATION OF WPC MATERIALS AND PRODUCTS

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    Superseded date:  01-01-2014

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    Published date:  01-12-2013

    Publisher:  Comite Europeen de Normalisation

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    Foreword
    Introduction
    1 Scope
    2 Normative references
    3 Terms and definitions
    4 Test specimens
    5 Conditioning
    6 Physical properties
       6.1 Density
       6.2 Moisture content
       6.3 Heat deflection temperature (HDT)
       6.4 Coefficient of friction
    7 Mechanical properties
       7.1 Impact resistance
            7.1.1 Flexural impact
            7.1.2 Falling mass impact
            7.1.3 Puncture impact
       7.2 Tensile properties
       7.3 Flexural properties
            7.3.1 Materials
            7.3.2 Non-load bearing products
            7.3.3 Load bearing products
       7.4 Creep behaviour
            7.4.1 Materials
            7.4.2 Products
       7.5 Resistance to indentation (Brinell hardness)
       7.6 Nail and screw withdrawal
       7.7 Pull through resistance
    8 Durability
       8.1 Resistance to artificial weathering
            8.1.1 Xenon-arc sources
            8.1.2 Fluorescent UV lamps for coated WPC products
            8.1.3 Other test methods
       8.2 Resistance to natural ageing
       8.3 Swelling and water absorption
       8.4 Dimensional changes (changes in relative humidity
            of air)
       8.5 Moisture resistance
            8.5.1 Under cyclic conditions
            8.5.2 Closed environment at elevated temperature
       8.6 Resistance against biological agents
            8.6.1 Ageing procedure
            8.6.2 Resistance against termites
            8.6.3 Resistance against wood decaying and staining
                   fungi and micro-organisms
    9 Thermal properties
       9.1 Linear thermal expansion
       9.2 Heat reversion
       9.3 Heat build-up
    10 Burning behaviour
       10.1 Limit oxygen index (LOI)
       10.2 Reaction to fire
            10.2.1 Single flame source test
            10.2.2 Single burning item (SBI) test
            10.2.3 Radiant heat source test (for floorings)
    11 Other properties
       11.1 Degree of chalking
       11.2 Change of gloss
       11.3 Peel strength resistance
    12 Summary of the properties and relevant test methods
    Bibliography
    Annex A (normative) - Impact resistance of cellular material
                          profiles
    Annex B (informative) - Irradiance level and exposure time to be
                            used for artificial weathering
    Annex C (normative) - Resistance of WPC materials against a
                          termite attack
    Annex D (normative) - Resistance of WPC materials against an
                          attack by wood-destroying basidiomycetes
    Annex E (normative) - Resistance of WPC materials against an
                          attack by soft rotting microfungi
    Annex F (normative) - Predicting heat build-up in WPC products
    Annex G (normative) - Determination of the peel strength

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    Describes test methods and their relevant parameters and test conditions to be used in determining selected properties of wood-plastics composites, usually called WPC, materials and products.

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    Committee TC 249
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Comite Europeen de Normalisation
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    DD CEN/TS 15534-2:2007 (published 2007-06) Wood-plastics composites (WPC) Characterisation of WPC materials
    DD CEN/TS 15534-3 : 2007 WOOD-PLASTICS COMPOSITES (WPC) - PART 3: CHARACTERISATION OF WPC PRODUCTS
    S.R. CEN/TS 15534-2:2007 WOOD-PLASTICS COMPOSITES (WPC) - PART 2: CHARACTERISATION OF WPC MATERIALS
    S.R. CEN TS 15534-3:2007 WOOD-PLASTICS COMPOSITES (WPC) - PART 3: CHARACTERISATION OF WPC PRODUCTS
    CEN/TS 15534-3 : 2007 WOOD-PLASTICS COMPOSITES (WPC) - PART 3: CHARACTERISATION OF WPC PRODUCTS
    CEN/TS 15534-2:2007 Wood-plastics composites (WPC) - Part 2: Characterisation of WPC materials

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    ISO 7724-1:1984 Paints and varnishes Colorimetry Part 1: Principles
    ISO 75-1:2013 Plastics Determination of temperature of deflection under load Part 1: General test method
    ISO 4892-1:2016 Plastics Methods of exposure to laboratory light sources Part 1: General guidance
    ISO 6603-2:2000 Plastics Determination of puncture impact behaviour of rigid plastics Part 2: Instrumented impact testing
    EN 321 : 2001 WOOD-BASED PANELS - DETERMINATION OF MOISTURE RESISTANCE UNDER CYCLIC TEST CONDITIONS
    ENV 12038 : DRAFT 2002 DURABILITY OF WOOD AND WOOD-BASED PRODUCTS - WOOD-BASED PANELS - METHOD OF TEST FOR DETERMINING THE RESISTANCE AGAINST WOOD-DESTROYING BASIDIOMYCETES
    EN ISO 1183-3 : 1999 PLASTICS - METHODS FOR DETERMINING THE DENSITY OF NON-CELLULAR PLASTICS - PART 3: GAS PYKNOMETER METHOD
    EN ISO 9142 : 2003 ADHESIVES - GUIDE TO THE SELECTION OF STANDARD LABORATORY AGEING CONDITIONS FOR TESTING BONDED JOINTS
    EN 310 : 1993 WOOD-BASED PANELS - DETERMINATION OF MODULUS OF ELASTICITY IN BENDING AND OF BENDING STRENGTH
    EN 322 : 1993 WOOD-BASED PANELS - DETERMINATION OF MOISTURE CONTENT
    EN ISO 4892-1 : 2016 PLASTICS - METHODS OF EXPOSURE TO LABORATORY LIGHT SOURCES - PART 1: GENERAL GUIDANCE (ISO 4892-1:2016)
    ISO 105-A03:1993 Textiles Tests for colour fastness Part A03: Grey scale for assessing staining
    EN 84 : 1997 WOOD PRESERVATIVES - ACCELERATED AGEING OF TREATED WOOD PRIOR TO BIOLOGICAL TESTING - LEACHING PROCEDURE
    EN ISO 527-2 : 2012 PLASTICS - DETERMINATION OF TENSILE PROPERTIES - PART 2: TEST CONDITIONS FOR MOULDING AND EXTRUSION PLASTICS (ISO 527-2:2012)
    ENV 1156 : DRAFT 1998 WOOD-BASED PANELS - DETERMINATION OF DURATION OF LOAD AND CREEP FACTORS
    EN 317 : 1993 PARTICLEBOARDS AND FIBREBOARDS - DETERMINATION OF SWELLING IN THICKNESS AFTER IMMERSION IN WATER
    EN 13446 : 2002 WOOD-BASED PANELS - DETERMINATION OF WITHDRAWAL CAPACITY OF FASTENERS
    ISO 7724-2:1984 Paints and varnishes Colorimetry Part 2: Colour measurement
    ISO 11925-2:2010 Reaction to fire tests Ignitability of products subjected to direct impingement of flame Part 2: Single-flame source test
    EN ISO 75-1:2013 PLASTICS - DETERMINATION OF TEMPERATURE OF DEFLECTION UNDER LOAD - PART 1: GENERAL TEST METHOD (ISO 75-1:2013)
    EN ISO 178:2010/A1:2013 PLASTICS - DETERMINATION OF FLEXURAL PROPERTIES (ISO 178:2010/AMD 1:2013)
    CEN/TS 15534-3 : 2007 WOOD-PLASTICS COMPOSITES (WPC) - PART 3: CHARACTERISATION OF WPC PRODUCTS
    ISO 9142:2003 Adhesives Guide to the selection of standard laboratory ageing conditions for testing bonded joints
    ISO 11359-2:1999 Plastics Thermomechanical analysis (TMA) Part 2: Determination of coefficient of linear thermal expansion and glass transition temperature
    EN ISO 527-1:2012 PLASTICS - DETERMINATION OF TENSILE PROPERTIES - PART 1: GENERAL PRINCIPLES (ISO 527-1:2012)
    EN 789 : 2004 TIMBER STRUCTURES - TEST METHODS - DETERMINATION OF MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF WOOD BASED PANELS
    EN ISO 179-1:2010 PLASTICS - DETERMINATION OF CHARPY IMPACT PROPERTIES - PART 1: NON-INSTRUMENTED IMPACT TEST
    ISO 75-2:2013 Plastics Determination of temperature of deflection under load Part 2: Plastics and ebonite
    ISO 527-2:2012 Plastics Determination of tensile properties Part 2: Test conditions for moulding and extrusion plastics
    EN 1383:2016 TIMBER STRUCTURES - TEST METHODS - PULL THROUGH RESISTANCE OF TIMBER FASTENERS
    EN 13823:2010+A1:2014 REACTION TO FIRE TESTS FOR BUILDING PRODUCTS - BUILDING PRODUCTS EXCLUDING FLOORINGS EXPOSED TO THE THERMAL ATTACK BY A SINGLE BURNING ITEM
    EN ISO 75-2:2013 PLASTICS - DETERMINATION OF TEMPERATURE OF DEFLECTION UNDER LOAD - PART 2: PLASTICS AND EBONITE (ISO 75-2:2013)
    ISO 7724-3:1984 Paints and varnishes Colorimetry Part 3: Calculation of colour differences
    EN ISO 9239-1 : 2010 REACTION TO FIRE TESTS FOR FLOORINGS - PART 1: DETERMINATION OF THE BURNING BEHAVIOUR USING A RADIANT HEAT SOURCE
    ISO 16979:2003 Wood-based panels Determination of moisture content
    EN 13893 : 2002 RESILIENT, LAMINATE AND TEXTILE FLOOR COVERINGS - MEASUREMENT OF - DYNAMIC COEFFICIENT OF FRICTION ON DRY FLOOR SURFACES
    ISO 472:2013 Plastics Vocabulary
    ISO 899-2:2003 Plastics Determination of creep behaviour Part 2: Flexural creep by three-point loading
    EN ISO 4628-6:2011 PAINTS AND VARNISHES - EVALUATION OF DEGRADATION OF COATINGS - DESIGNATION OF QUANTITY AND SIZE OF DEFECTS, AND OF INTENSITY OF UNIFORM CHANGES IN APPEARANCE - PART 6: ASSESSMENT OF DEGREE OF CHALKING BY TAPE METHOD (ISO 4628-6:2011)
    ISO 1183-1:2012 Plastics Methods for determining the density of non-cellular plastics Part 1: Immersion method, liquid pyknometer method and titration method
    PREN 15458 : DRAFT 2014 PAINTS AND VARNISHES - LABORATORY METHOD FOR TESTING THE EFFICACY OF FILM PRESERVATIVES IN A COATING AGAINST ALGAE
    ISO 1183-3:1999 Plastics Methods for determining the density of non-cellular plastics Part 3: Gas pyknometer method
    ISO 291:2008 Plastics Standard atmospheres for conditioning and testing
    EN ISO 6603-2 : 2000 PLASTICS - DETERMINATION OF PUNCTURE IMPACT BEHAVIOUR OF RIGID PLASTICS - PART 2: INSTRUMENTED PUNCTURE TEST (ISO 6603-2:2000)
    EN 318 : 2002 WOOD BASED PANELS - DETERMINATION OF DIMENSIONAL CHANGES ASSOCIATED WITH CHANGES IN RELATIVE HUMIDITY
    ISO 179-1:2010 Plastics Determination of Charpy impact properties Part 1: Non-instrumented impact test
    EN ISO 4589-2:2017 PLASTICS - DETERMINATION OF BURNING BEHAVIOUR BY OXYGEN INDEX - PART 2: AMBIENT-TEMPERATURE TEST (ISO 4589-2:2017)
    ISO 877:1994 Plastics Methods of exposure to direct weathering, to weathering using glass-filtered daylight, and to intensified weathering by daylight using Fresnel mirrors
    EN 20105-A03 : 1994 TEXTILES - TESTS FOR COLOUR FASTNESS - PART A03: GREY SCALE FOR ASSESSING STAINING
    EN 117:2012 WOOD PRESERVATIVES - DETERMINATION OF TOXIC VALUES AGAINST RETICULITERMES SPECIES (EUROPEAN TERMITES) (LABORATORY METHOD)
    EN 12608 : 2003 UNPLASTICIZED POLYVINYLCHLORIDE (PVC-U) PROFILES FOR THE FABRICATION OF WINDOWS AND DOORS - CLASSIFICATION, REQUIREMENTS AND TEST METHODS
    EN ISO 291:2008 PLASTICS - STANDARD ATMOSPHERES FOR CONDITIONING AND TESTING
    ISO 4892-2:2013 Plastics Methods of exposure to laboratory light sources Part 2: Xenon-arc lamps
    ISO 4628-6:2011 Paints and varnishes — Evaluation of degradation of coatings — Designation of quantity and size of defects, and of intensity of uniform changes in appearance — Part 6: Assessment of degree of chalking by tape method
    CEN/TS 15534-2:2007 Wood-plastics composites (WPC) - Part 2: Characterisation of WPC materials
    ISO 4589-2:2017 Plastics Determination of burning behaviour by oxygen index Part 2: Ambient-temperature test
    EN ISO 877 : 1996
    EN 1534:2010 WOOD FLOORING - DETERMINATION OF RESISTANCE TO INDENTATION - TEST METHOD
    ISO 16869:2008 Plastics Assessment of the effectiveness of fungistatic compounds in plastics formulations
    ISO 9239-1:2010 Reaction to fire tests for floorings Part 1: Determination of the burning behaviour using a radiant heat source
    EN 927-6 : 2006 PAINTS AND VARNISHES - COATING MATERIALS AND COATING SYSTEMS FOR EXTERIOR WOOD - PART 6: EXPOSURE OF WOOD COATINGS TO ARTIFICIAL WEATHERING USING FLUORESCENT UV LAMPS AND WATER
    EN ISO 899-2:2003/A1:2015 Plastics - Determination of creep behaviour - Part 2: Flexural creep by three-point loading - Amendment 1 (ISO 899-2:2003/Amd 1:2015)
    ISO 178:2010 Plastics Determination of flexural properties
    EN ISO 4892-2:2013 PLASTICS - METHODS OF EXPOSURE TO LABORATORY LIGHT SOURCES - PART 2: XENON-ARC LAMPS (ISO 4892-2:2013)
    EN ISO 11925-2:2010/AC:2011 REACTION TO FIRE TESTS - IGNITABILITY OF PRODUCTS SUBJECTED TO DIRECT IMPINGEMENT OF FLAME - PART 2: SINGLE-FLAME SOURCE TEST
    EN ISO 472 : 2013 PLASTICS - VOCABULARY (ISO 472:2013)
    EN ISO 1183-1:2012 PLASTICS - METHODS FOR DETERMINING THE DENSITY OF NON-CELLULAR PLASTICS - PART 1: IMMERSION METHOD, LIQUID PYKNOMETER METHOD AND TITRATION METHOD (ISO 1183-1:2012)
    CEN/TS 15083-2 : 2005 DURABILITY OF WOOD AND WOOD-BASED PRODUCTS - TEST METHODS FOR DETERMINING THE NATURAL DURABILITY OF SOLID WOOD AGAINST WOOD-DESTROYING FUNGI, TEST METHODS - SOFT ROTTING MICRO-FUNGI
    ISO 2813:2014 Paints and varnishes Determination of gloss value at 20, 60 and 85
    ISO 527-1:2012 Plastics Determination of tensile properties Part 1: General principles
    EN ISO 2813:2014 PAINTS AND VARNISHES - DETERMINATION OF GLOSS VALUE AT 20 DEGREES, 60 DEGREES AND 85 DEGREES (ISO 2813:2014)
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