VIPA International is active in the standardisation of VIPs worldwide. The association cooperates with several standardisation committees, providing information through the expertise of the members of the VIPA Technical Working Group, commissioning technical studies to advance the understanding of VIPs, improve harmonized testing methods and the product itself. Standardisation efforts are ongoing in the following countries:
International level
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) recently started to work on a standard for VIPs. ISO TC 163, SC 3, Working Group 11 is currently developing the standard ISO/CD 16478 for vacuum insulation panels. Phalguni Mukhopadhyaya (University of Victoria, Canada) is the convenor of the group.
At European level, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) is active in the standardisation of VIPs with the Technical Committee 88, Working Group 11 (convenor Ulrich Passon, Saint Gobain). The TC 88 WG 11 is in the process of final approval of the CEN standard of VIP. It will be soon published and can already be ordered via this link.
VIPA has a liaison status at CEN and actively contributes to the development of the standard.
Also China began working on the development of a standard for VIPs. Mr Zhang Jian Hong (Nanjing Fiberglass Institute) is the convenor of the Chinese standardisation group.