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European Union Approves Paint and Varnish Technical Specification

July 19, 2016

The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) has approved the technical specification CEN/TS 16969:2016 Paints and Varnishes - Coating Materials and Coating Systems for Exterior Wood - Assessment of End Grain Sealing Performance.

This technical specification specifies a procedure for evaluating the ability of coating materials to seal the end grain of wood against ingress of water.

Date of Ratification: June 12, 2016
Date of Availability: July 27, 2016.
Date of Announcement: October 31, 2016