BS EN 312:2010 Particleboards. Specifications
BS EN 312 is a European Standard which specifies the requirements for flat-pressed or calendar-pressed unfaced particleboards as defined in EN 309.
This European Standard specifies the requirements for flat-pressed or calendar-pressed unfaced
particleboards as defined in EN 309.
NOTE 1 This standard is called up in EN 13986 for construction applications. Products specified in this standard are
referred to in EN 13986 as resin-bonded particleboards.
The values listed in this standard relate to product properties, but they are not characteristic values to be used
in design calculations.
NOTE2 Such characteristic values (e.g. for use in design calculation in EN 1995-1-1) are given either in EN 12369-1
or derived by testing according to EN 789, EN 1058 and EN۷ 1156.
Additional information on supplementary properties for certain applications is also given.
NOTE 3 Particleboards in accordance with this standard may be referred to as P1 to P7-boards. Boards of type P4 to
P7 are intended for use in design and construction of load-bearing or stiffening building elements, e.g. walls, flooring,
roofing and l-beams (see EN 1995-1-1 andlor performance standards).
This standard does not apply to extruded particleboards and flaxboards, which are standardised in EN 14755
and EN 15197 respectively.
The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document. For dated
references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced
document (including any amendments) applies.
EN 309:2005, Particleboards Definition and classitication
EN 310, Wood-based panels Determination of modulus of elasticity in bending and of bending strength
EN 311, Wood-based panels Surface soundness Test method
EN 317, Particleboards and tibreboards Determination of swelling in thickness after immersion in water
EN 321, Wood-based panels Determination of moisture resistance under cyclic test conditions
EN 322, Wood-based panels Determination of moisture content
EN 323, Wood-based panels Determination of density