Composites made from cellulose-based materials and thermoplastics (usually called wood-polymer composites (WPC) or natural fibre composites (NFC)) - Part 1: Test methods for characterisation of compounds and products
This European Standard specifies test methods for the determination of properties of composites made from cellulose-based materials and thermoplastics, usually called wood-polymer composites (WPC) or natural fibre composites (NFC).
NOTE 1 For editorial reasons, in EN 15534 the abbreviation “WPC” is used for “composites made from cellulose-based materials and thermoplastics”.
This part of EN 15534 is applicable to cellular or non-cellular compounds and products, made from cellulose-based materials and thermoplastics, intended to be or being processed through plastics processing techniques, without threshold for the cellulose-based material content.
All the properties listed in this part of EN 15534 are not necessarily assessed for a given application. Test parameters and requirements of the test methods for a given application are specified in the relevant part of EN 15534.
NOTE 2 For load bearing applications, modification factors for bending properties of profiles are defined in CEN/TS 15534–2 .
Profiles for the management of electrical power cables, communication cables and power track systems used for the distribution of electrical power, profiles for windows or doors and profiles for guttering are not covered by EN 15534 ).