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EN in the spotlight
2021-08-30
CEN has published new guidelines on health and wellness apps to help to sort the best from the rest

 

From counting calories to tracing COVID-19, there are hundreds of thousands of health and wellness apps on the market, and appetite for them is only growing. However, many have access to highly sensitive personal information, whilst others may offer advice that is not always supported by scientific evidence. In order to effectively evaluate the quality and reliability of such apps, a new technical specification has just been published. 

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Workshop
2021-08-18
CEN Workshop ‘Innovative testing in support of the sheet metal forming industry’ has published two CWAs

 

The CEN Workshop ‘Innovative testing in support of the sheet metal forming industry’ is a result of the currently ongoing Horizon 2020 FormPlanet project (Sheet metal forming testing hub), whose general objective is to develop and demonstrate an integrated ecosystem offering novel testing methodologies to characterise metal sheet properties, predict part performance and prevent production loses to the sheet forming industries to tackle the upcoming challenges in formability of processing sensitive materials.

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Workshop
2021-08-12
CEN Workshop proposal on 'KEY-BIOWASTE'

 

CEN Workshop proposal on 'Key factors for the successful implementation of urban biowaste selective collection schemes’ (KEY-BIOWASTE).

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Workshop
2021-08-09
Draft CWA for commenting “EU fishing fleet operating outside European waters”

 

The overall purpose and objective of this workshop is to develop a CWA (CEN Workshop Agreement) which will define a set of consensus-based guidelines for developing Management Recommendations tailored for the EU fishing fleet operating outside European waters.

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Workshop
2021-07-26
CEN Workshop on ‘Test method for the evaluation of the adhesive properties of fibre reinforced polymer composite joints’

 

This CEN Workshop is targeted to the global composites market that includes industries related to the automotive, aerospace, aeronautics, architecture, energy, infrastructures, marine and transportation and to all the scientific community that is interested in fibre reinforced polymer composites and their mechanical response.

 

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EN in the spotlight
2021-07-19
A new standard contributes to improving the energy efficiency of jet fans

 

At the core of the European Green Deal lies the ambition to make Europe the world's first climate-neutral continent by 2050. As the latest development in this sector, on 14 July the European Commission adopted a package of proposals to make the EU's policies fit for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030 and make Europe climate neutral by 2050. Energy efficiency is one of the pillars of the Green Deal, articulated trough the improvement of the energy performance of buildings and the increased use of renewable energies.

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News
2021-07-05
CEN and ASD-STAN launched the public enquiry for a new standard on drones

 

On 3 June 2021, CEN and ASD-STAN, the dedicated body for standardization in the aerospace sector, launched the public enquiry for prEN 4709-001 ‘Aerospace series - Unmanned Aircraft Systems - Part 001: Product requirements and verification’. This document provides technical specification and verification method to support compliance with Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/945 of 12 March 2019 on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS, popularly known as ‘drones’) and on third-country operators of UAS. This includes compliance with product requirements for all UAS authorised to operate in the ‘open’ category (class C0, C1, C2, C3 and C4 UAS).

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Publications
2021-06-29
Standards for biobased products: new infographic developed by NEN

 

CEN/TC 411 'Biobased Products' has recently developed a set of standards for the biobased sector.

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Workshop
2021-06-23
CEN/WS ‘OYSTER on Materials characterisation - Terminology, classification and metadata’

 

The Workshop and the related CWA provide standardised terminology that will improve future exchanges among experts in the entire area of materials characterisation, facilitate the exchange with industrial end-users and experimentalists and reduce the barrier to utilising advanced materials characterisation.

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Workshop
2021-06-23
CEN/WS ‘Innovative testing in support of the sheet metal forming industry’ - Commenting phase for two CWAs

 

The workshop is a result of the currently ongoing Horizon 2020 FormPlanet project (Sheet metal forming testing hub), whose general objective is to develop and demonstrate an integrated ecosystem offering novel testing methodologies to characterise metal sheet properties, predict part performance and prevent production loses to the sheet forming industries to tackle the upcoming challenges in formability of processing sensitive materials.

 

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