Testing Laboratories for masks requirements  

Testing Labs in Europe 
CENTEXBEL 
Rue du Travail 5
4460 Grâce Hollogne
Belgium
Contact CENTEXBEL
DEKRA Testing and Certification 
Handwerkstrasse 15
70565 Stuttgart
Germany
Contact DEKRA
EUROFINS - Consumer Product Testing - Textile and Footwear Laboratory
Germán Bernácer
403202 Elche (Alicante)
Spain
Contact EUROFINS
EUROFINS ATS 
505 Rue Louis Berton
13594 Aix-en-Provence,
France
Contact EUROFINS ATS
FORCE Certification A/S 
Park Alle 345
2605 Brøndby,
Denmark
Contact FORCE
Hohenstein 
Schlosssteige 1
74357 Bönnigheim,
Germany
Contact Hohenstein
HygCen Austria GmbH
Werksgelände 28
5500 Bischofshofen,
Austria
Contact HYGCEN
IFA (Institut für Arbeitsschutz der DGUV)
Alte Heerstrasse 111,
53757 Sankt Augustin,
Germany
Contact IFA 
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Koivurannantie 1,
40101 Sankt Jyväskylä,
Finland
Contact VTT  

 

For any questions please contact
Anaëlle Schütz
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CEN and CENELEC make European Standards available to help prevent the COVID-19 contagion  

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, CEN, the European Committee for Standardization, and CENELEC, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization, agreed, in collaboration with all their Members and after the urgent request from the European Commission, to make freely available a series of European standards (ENs) for medical devices and personal protective equipment used in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This exceptional decision is motivated by the need to tackle the severe shortage of protective masks and medical equipment experienced all around Europe due to the exponential growth of the COVID-19 emergency. The standards will enable a quicker and smoother access to market of new fundamental medical and protection equipment.

Providing free access to the national adoptions of this set of European standards facilitates the work of the many companies within the European Economic Area which are reconverting their production lines to deliver tangible results quickly and ensure that healthcare professionals and patients have access to the equipment they urgently need.

The 11 standards developed by CEN and potentially 3 additional ones developed jointly with ISO made available cover common filtering masks, medical gloves and protective clothing. They are the fruit of a collective European effort. These European standards were developed and adopted by different Technical Bodies, taking into account the contributions of hundreds of experts and stakeholders in the personal protective equipment and medical field all around Europe.

The standards are available for free download from the websites of CEN national members.