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Deutsches Institut für Normung e.V.

About the German Institute for Standardization or Deutsches Institut für Normung e.V. 


The Deutsches Institut für Normung e.v (DIN) is the German national organisation member body in global standardisation. Founded in 1917, the DIN develops and maintains standards for industries worldwide. 
The DIN actively contributes to the development of global standards and participates in major standardisation bodies like ISO and CEN to make sure German interests are heard.
 
As a non-profit, the DIN plays a significant role in influencing and aligning Standards across sectors such as engineering, manufacturing, and virtually every other field of technology. 

There are currently over 30,000 DIN Standards, including one of the most well-known standards: DIN EN ISO 216 (the A-series of paper sizes). The A4 paper size is an internationally recognised standard that was first published as a German Standard, DIN 476, in 1922.


Intertek Inform: Your Gateway to the German Institute for Standardization

Intertek Inform provides access to the Deutsches Institut für Normung’s (DIN) documents and resources. With Intertek Inform, businesses gain immediate access to DIN's world-renowned standards development process, which helps certify that their products comply with both German and international regulations. 

Notably, many international standards later become the basis for a country’s national standards, often with minor adjustments to suit local conditions. With access to DIN’s standards library, businesses can easily navigate DIN standards and gain a competitive edge.

Partnering with Intertek Inform gives businesses access to the DIN’s resources. This access can assist with adhering to industry-specific requirements, meeting international standards, and accelerating success within the German and/or global markets.

DIN EN 12586 : 2011
Child Use and Care Articles - Soother Holder - Safety Requirements and Test Methods
DIN 16742 : 2013
Plastics Moulded Parts - Tolerances and Acceptance Conditions
DIN EN 15528 : 2016
Railway Applications - Line Categories for Managing the Interface between Load Limits of Vehicles and Infrastructure
DIN 5287 : 1972
Simplex Hook Spring Hooks Made of One Piece
DIN 53504 : 2015
Testing of Rubber - Determination of Tensile Strength at Break, Tensile Stress at Yield, Elongation at Break and Stress Values in a Tensile Test
DIN 743-1 : 2012
Calculation of Load Capacity of Shafts and Axles - Part 1: General
DIN 18312 E:2019
German construction contract procedures (VOB) - Part C: General technical specifications in construction contracts (ATV) - Underground construction work
DIN EN 61158-3-2 E : 2020
Industrial communication networks – Fieldbus specifications – Part 32: Datalink layer service definition – Type 2 elements (IEC 6115832: 2014 + Amd 1:2019); English version EN 6115832: 2014 + A1:2019, only on CDROM
DIN EN ISO 11844-3 : 2020
Corrosion of metals and alloys - Classification of low corrosivity of indoor atmospheres - Part 3: Measurement of environmental parameters affecting indoor corrosivity (ISO 11844-3:2020); German version EN ISO 11844-3:2020
DIN EN 1706 : 2020
Aluminium and aluminium alloys - Castings - Chemical composition and mechanical properties; German version EN 1706:2020
DIN EN ISO 28399:2020
Dentistry – External tooth bleaching products (ISO 28399:2020); German version EN ISO 28399:2020
DIN EN 484:2020
Specification for dedicated liquefied petroleum gas appliances – Independent stoves, including those incorporating a grill for outdoor use; German version EN 484:2019+AC:2020
Binders. Sealing materials
Road construction materials
Technical aspects
IT applications in industry
Transport in general
IT applications in health care technology

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Frequently Asked Questions

The German Institute for Standardization (Deutsches Institut für Normung) is the national standards organisation in Germany. It is responsible for developing, maintaining, and promoting standards (usually within the medium of research projects) across industry, research, consumer protection and the public sector. The DIN is key in gauging consistency, quality, and safety in German products and services.


DIN Standards come as the result of work at national, European and/or international levels. It sets the bar for everything from screw sizes and paper formats to electrical safety and environmental regulations. DIN Standards are reviewed at least every five years, and a standard can either be revised or withdrawn if it no longer reflects the current state of technology.

The DIN is an independent, non-governmental organisation that is owned by its members. These members include stakeholders like businesses, associations, public institutions, and certain individuals. This independent membership keeps DIN standards transparent and collaborative to accurately reflect the needs of all stakeholders.

DIN's primary role involves developing new standards, maintaining existing standards, promoting the adoption of new standards, and representing Germany in international standardisation. 


Through its committees, DIN addresses specific industry needs deemed important for industry, commerce, and society. It actively contributes to international standardisation bodies (e.g. ISO), aligning German standards and global practices. 

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