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CEN Releases Textiles with Phase Change Materials Standard

April 14, 2016

The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) released EN 16806-1:2016 Textiles and Textile Products - Textiles Containing Phase Change Materials (PCM) - Part 1: Determination of the Heat Storage and Release Capacity).
EN 16806 provides details on a test method for the determination of the heat release capacity and heat storage and the phase change temperatures of fabrics, textile fibers and yarns, which have phase change materials (PCM) and is applicable to pure or micro-encapsulated PCM.
Ratification Date: January 15, 2016
Availability Date: June 30, 2016
Announcement Date: September 30, 2016
Effective Date: September 30, 2016