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EN in the spotlight
2021-12-07
New EN 15942 helps harmonise how environmental product declarations for construction products are communicated in Europe

Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) present quantified environmental information on the life cycle of a product, thus enabling comparisons between products fulfilling the same function. They are based on the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology, as described in the EN ISO 14040 series of standards.

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EN in the spotlight
2021-11-25
A new amendment to EN ISO 4254-1 improves the safety of agricultural machinery

For more than 30 years, CEN/TC 144 'Tractors and machinery for agriculture and forestry' has been producing standards in the service of agriculture, forestry and gardening activities. CEN/TC 144, whose Secretariat is held by AFNOR, the French national standardization committee, is currently developing 50 projects that are geared towards machine safety and operator protection, taking into account the protection of the environment, technological innovations and efficiency needs.

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Workshop
2021-11-23
CEN Workshop Agreement "Sustainable Nanomanufacturing Framework"

The scope of the Workshop is the definition of a Sustainable Nanomanufacturing Framework (SNF) for sustainability management in nanomanufacturing processes. It sets up the basic requirements to assess the sustainability of a nanomanufacturing plant, allowing drafting improvement plans and monitoring the degree of progress of the nanomanufacturing plant. 

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EN in the spotlight
2021-11-22
A new Workshop Agreement contributes to enhancing the resilience of transport infrastructure

The functioning of society depends on the transportation of goods and persons. The infrastructure required to enable transportation is built to ensure that this can happen safely and smoothly, providing specified high levels of service.

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EN in the spotlight
2021-11-18
A new standard contributes to the efficiency of disinfecting medical tools

The EN ISO 15883 series, jointly developed under the Vienna agreement by ISO/TC 198 and CEN/TC 102, describes the design and functionality of washer-disinfectors (WD), used to disinfect medical tools.  Part 1 of the series specifies general design requirements, process specifications and validation methods for all kinds of washer-disinfectors. The subsequent parts focus on the design of particular devices, processing special load including particular specifications of the processing process, such as requirements for the thermal processing of surgical instruments or the chemo-thermal processing of flexible endoscopes.

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Research & Innovation
2021-11-03
The winners of the NENnovation Awards 2021 have been announced

Standardization and innovation are linked. Successful innovation requires attention for various aspects: what is the new technology like, what is the economic aspect, how does it help society and what is sustainability? Standardization contributes to increasing the chance of success for innovative concepts.

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Workshop
2021-10-19
CEN Workshop "Urban search and rescue - Guideline for the application of a test method for innovative technologies to detect victims in debris"

In the face of natural or man-made disasters, urban search and rescue (SaR) teams and other first responders like police, medical units, civil protection or volunteers, race against the clock to locate survivors within the critical 72-hour timeframe (Golden Hours), facing challenges such as instable structures or hazardous environments but also insufficient situational awareness – all resulting in lengthy SaR processes.

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EN in the spotlight
2021-10-19
A new CEN Technical Report on children’s anthropometric and strength data will facilitate the design of ergonomic products

CEN is happy to announce the recent publication of a new technical report, CEN/TR 17698 ‘Ergonomics - Demands and Availability of anthropometric and strength data of children in Europe’. This TR is based on the results of a project on anthropometric and strength data of children in Europe (funded by the European Commission). Its objective is to help relevant stakeholders to identify and possibly acquire the anthropometric and strength data they need to make their products or services.

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News
2021-09-24
CEN paves the way for the digitalisation of the insurance industry

The insurance business is rapidly migrating from paper-based processes to the digitalization and automation of electronic processes. These electronic business processes take place between independent organizations, which leads to a variety of information formats being used. In order to facilitate this information exchange, there is a need for the standardization of the data formats being used. 

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EN in the spotlight
2021-09-21
New EN 17507 helps improve measuring the emissions of road vehicles

Improving the way to measure particulate emissions of road vehicles, and thus contributing to reducing transport pollution? This is now possible, thanks to recently published standard EN 17507 ‘Road vehicles - Portable Emission Measuring Systems (PEMS) - Performance assessment’.

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