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Future role of BSI in CEN and CENELECInformation on Brexit

(2018-12-10)  On 23 November 2018, the General Assemblies of the European Standards Organizations CEN and CENELEC approved a plan regarding the role of BSI in these organizations post-Brexit. The transition phase begins from the date the UK withdraws from the EU (which is expected to be 29.03.2019) and ends on 31.12.2020. BSI, UK's national standards body, welcomes this plan. During the transition period BSI will retain its full member’s rights and obligations, independent from the political agreement or otherwise, between the EU and the UK. This amendment allows BSI to continue its work within these European bodies. At the end of this transition period, an external, neutral party will carry out a review to assess whether BSI continues to meet the criteria for membership (as defined in the CEN-CENELEC Statutes and Internal Regulations). In November 2020, the CEN and CENELEC General Assemblies will decide on BSI's continuing status within CEN/CENELEC and whether their respective by-laws need ... More 

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DIN Building being modernizedConference centre to remain open

(2018-10-11)  The 660 members of DIN Group staff are relocating to an office building close to Berlin’s Tegel Airport for the duration of the construction work. Standards committee meetings will continue to take place as usual in our state-of-the art conference centre at DIN-Platz.  From December onwards, access to the conference rooms will be from Budapester Straße 31. More 

Publication of DIN SPEC 5010 - Measurement method for the evaluation of migration from paper and board with a barrier

(2018-04-24)  With DIN SPEC 5010 “Testing of paper and board - Determination of the transfer of mineral oil hydrocarbons from food contact materials manufactured with portions of recycled pulp” a standardised measuring method is made available for the evaluation of migration from paper and board with a barrier. In the individual case of application, it allows for conclusions about estimates of the migration of mineral oil hydrocarbons from fibre-based paper and board equipped with a barrier. The project was initiated by Verband Deutscher Papierfabriken e. V. (VDP). A total of 14 project partners from industry, research, associations and testing institutes took part in the workshop on DIN SPEC 5010. The DIN SPEC 5010 is now available free of charge at the end of April 2018 as a PDF version at the Beuth WebShop. More 

Christoph Winterhalter (DIN), Joe Bhatia (ANSI) and Thomas Sentko (DKE) Christoph Winterhalter (DIN), Joe Bhatia (ANSI) and Thomas Sentko (DKE)

U.S.-German Standards Panel 2018: Cybersecurity in Smart Manufacturing, Mobility and AgricultureSecuring Future Technologies - Cybersecurity and other Challenges and Solutions for Smart Manufacturing, Mobility and Agriculture

(2018-04-19)  Bilaterale Zusammenarbeit bei der Standardisierung mit Blick auf IT-Sicherheit in den zukunftsträchtigen Sektoren Smart Manufacturing, Smart Mobility und Smart Agriculture - beim U.S.-German Standards Panel, das vom 9.-11. April 2018 in  Washington. D.C. stattfand tauschten sich rund 80 Teilnehmer aus Deutschland und den USA zu diesem Thema aus. Organisiert wurde die Konferenz vom American National Institute of Standards (ANSI), DIN und DKE. More 

Strengthening Germany as a leading industrial nationStandardization Council Industrie 4.0 publishes new Standardization Roadmap

(2018-04-19)  At the Hanover Fair, the Standardization Council Industrie 4.0 (SCI 4.0), together with DIN and VDE/DKE, will present the Third Edition of the Standardization Roadmap for Industrie 4.0. Written by experts from industry, research, academia and politics, the Roadmap describes the current state of development in Industrie 4.0, lists the needs for standards in this area, and provides ideas for successful implementation. The document also addresses the role of humans in automated environments, the harmonization of smart manufacturing components, reference and data models in Industrie 4.0, as well as communication technologies, service robotics and legal issues. "Germany has to assert itself on the international market by coming up with the best solutions and concepts for Industrie 4.0. This makes a holistic approach and interdisciplinary cooperation in industry and by standardizers absolutely necessary – particularly so that these solutions can be successfully implemented and ... More 

Successful completion of the project DIN SPEC 5010 - Measurement method for the evaluation of migration from paper and board with a barrier

(2018-03-19)  On March 12, 2018, the final meeting of DIN SPEC 5010 "Testing of paper and board — Determination of the transfer of mineral oil hydrocarbons from food contact materials manufactured with portions of recycled pulp" took place in Berlin. Mineral oil hydrocarbons came into focus in connection with food packaging after it was determined in 2009 that they occur in packaging made from recycled paper board or paper and can migrate into food. Printing ink containing mineral oil, used particularly in newspaper printing, was identified as the main source of the mineral oil hydrocarbons in recycled paper board and paper. With DIN SPEC 5010 a standardised measuring method is made available for evaluating the functional barrier quality. In the individual case of application, it allows for conclusions about estimates of the migration of mineral oil hydrocarbons from fibre-based paper and board equipped with a barrier. The manufacturers of fibre-based paper and board with barrier function ... More 

Free download of all DIN SPEC (PAS) documents at

(2018-02-27)  Effective immediately, DIN will make all DIN SPEC documents created through the PAS process available free of charge. These consortial standards are available for download using the following  link. “The success of a good idea often depends on how long it takes to penetrate the market. A DIN SPEC (PAS) can be developed and published within a few months. We want to make the knowledge contained in consortial standards available to all stakeholders free of charge so that others can build on it and develop new ideas, products or services,” says Dr. Michael Stephan, a member of DIN’s Management Board heading the Standardization Division. “Particularly in the innovative branches of the German economy, it is essential that we keep pace with the rapid pace of the markets in order to secure international competitive advantages. The DIN SPEC (PAS) has proven itself to be a very effective tool in meeting this challenge. It is an ideal complement to consensus-based standardization, remains an ... More 

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Winterhalter elected Vice-President Policy of CEN

(2018-01-26)  With effect from 1 January 2018, DIN Executive Board Chairman Christoph Winterhalter has been elected Vice-President Policy of CEN, the European Committee for Standardization, by the CEN members. In this function he will aid the CEN President in developing and implementing CEN’s political and strategic goals. He will also chair the Consultation Committee of the Administrative Board, which deals with matters involving CEN policy and international relations. As well as furthering the implementation of the CEN/CENELEC strategy, paying particular regard to policy aspects, he will ensure effective communication with the CEN Members and stakeholders on issues relating to policy and international relations. Christoph Winterhalter is taking over from DIN Executive Board Member Rüdiger Marquardt. Mr Winterhalter’s term of office is due to run until 31 December 2019. More 

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New benefit for DIN membersVouchers for participation in standards committees

(2018-01-01)  A membership really pays off: You can play an active role in shaping German standardization policy and also take advantage of concrete financial benefits. DIN members now have yet another reason to take an active role in standardization work. Beginning in January 2018, DIN membership includes vouchers for participation in standards committees. Each voucher is valued at 1,090 Euro (net). DIN members receive between one and five vouchers a year, based upon the size of the company. With this offer, DIN is aiming to lower the financial barriers to participation in standards work, in particular those faced by small and medium-sized enterprises. Membership fees will not be increased in 2018. Only the prices for rights of reproduction have been adjusted. You can find a detailed overview and find out more about membership benefits here. More 

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DIN and DKE are guests at international symposiumStandardization and regulation of electric vehicles

(2017-12-08)  At the annual “International Symposium on Electric Vehicle Standards & Regulations” of the China Automotive Technology and Research Centers (CATARC), everything revolves around the standardization and regulation of electric vehicles. The symposium promotes the international exchange of ideas among representatives from industry, the associations and business. DIN participated in this year’s symposium, the ninth of its sort, held in Dalian, China on 14 and 15 November, where it presented the German Standardization Roadmap Electric Mobility 2020 to the 200 participants from China, Japan, South Korea and the USA.  DKE also took part, presenting information on “High power charging” and “Wireless power transfer”. The German Standardization Roadmap Electric Mobility 2020 The fourth edition of the Standardization Roadmap provides a comprehensive overview of standards activities on electromobility, with details of work that has been completed along with activities that are ongoing or in ... More