CEN Workshop on 'Paint and coating systems for Defence and Security applications'

This workshop is motivated by the industry need to identify and clarify the performance criteria of paint and coating systems for defence and security applications. There are numerous international, European, and national paint standards, but they do not take account of military constraints, which are different from those in the civilian sector. This is especially true of testing and performances criteria for land, air, and naval weapons.

The main objective is to bring together all the players (from suppliers to customers) involved in paints and coating systems for defence and security applications at the European level.


Participants will conduct an in-depth study of paint standards in the military sector and share industry experience and feedback. The CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA), resulting from this Workshop, will be shaped as a technical document gathering findings on performance criteria for a list of relevant tests.


The kick-off meeting will be held on Tuesday, 14 March 2024, from 10.00-17.00 CET as a hybrid meeting.

Requests to participate in the Workshop and/or comments on the project plan are to be submitted by 29 February 2024 to keny.brunier@afnor.org1. You are kindly requested to use the commenting form below.

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1 Applications for participating in the Workshop and comments on the project plan that are not received by the deadline do not need to be taken into consideration. Once constituted, the Workshop will decide whether or not to consider the comments received in due time.


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