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CEN Approves Standard on Textile and Textile Products

March 10, 2016

The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) has approved “EN 16806-1:2016: Textiles and Textile Products - Textiles Containing Phase Change Materials (PCM) - Part 1: Determination of the Heat Storage and Release Capacity”.
The standard provides a test methodology for determining the following properties of textile fibers, yarns and fabrics containing phase change materials (PCM):

  • Heat storage
  • Heat release capacity
  • Phase change temperatures

The standard does not cover the following:

  • Determination of the heat transfer properties of textile fabrics containing phase change materials, for which part 2 of EN 16806 applies
  • Determination of heat transfer between the user and the product for textile products, for which part 3 of EN 16806 applies

Date of Ratification:      January 15, 2016
Date of Availability:       March 9, 2016
In Effect:                       September 30, 2016