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Standards & Applications for Specific Performance Characteristics

Also see LVL performance characteristics : requirements of EN 14279 according to EN 13986:2004+A1:2015

 Performance Characteristic  European Standard  Applications
Bending strength EN 310, EN 326-1 All applications, floors, walls, roofs & non-construction use
Bending stiffness (Modulus of Elasticity) EN 310, EN 326-1
Bonding quality EN 314-1, EN 314-2 All application, floors, walls, roofs & non-construction uses
Durability (moisture resistance) EN 314-1, EN 314-2 All applications, floors, walls, roofs & non-construction uses
Release of formaldehyde(Class E1) EN 717-1 (EN 717-2) and now EN ISO 1240-3 All applications, floors, walls, roofs & non-construction uses
Reaction to fire EN 13501-1, or taken from EN 13986 Table 8 All applications, floors, walls, roofs
Water vapour permeability EN ISO 12572, or taken from EN 13986 Table 9 All applications, floors, walls, roofs
Airborne sound insulation EN 13986 Clause 5.10 Only required if uses subject to acoustic sound requirements e.g. interior walls & ceilings
Sound absorption EN ISO 354, or taken from EN 13986, Table 10 Only required when panel is intended as an acoustic absorbant e.g. interior walls & ceilings
Thermal conductivity EN 12664, or taken from EN 13986 Table 11 Only for thermal insulation requirements
Strength & stiffness for structural use EN 789, EN 1058, EN 12369-2 All structural applications, floors, walls & roofs.Some non-construction uses e.g. industrial shelving
Impact resistance for structural use EN 1195, EN 12871, EN 596 Structural applications, floors, roofs & wall sheathing.Some non-construction uses e.g. industrial shelving
Strength & stiffness under point load EN 1195, EN 12871 Structural applications, floors & roofs.Some non-construction uses e.g. industrial shelving
Mechanical durability EN 1156, or modification factors taken from EN 1995-1 All structural applications, floors, walls & roofs
Biological durability EN 335 All applications, floors, wall, roofs & non-construction uses
Content of pentachlorophenol CEN/TR 14823 All applications, floors, walls, roofs & non-construction uses