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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.


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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.

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Child Use and Care Articles - Soother Holder - Safety Requirements and Test Methods
Plastics moulded parts - Tolerances and acceptance conditions (ISO 20457:2018); Text in German and English
Railway applications - Line categories for managing the interface between load limits of vehicles and infrastructure
Simplex Hook Spring Hooks Made of One Piece
CALCULATION OF LOAD CAPACITY OF SHAFTS AND AXLES - SUPPLEMENT 1
VIBRATION IN BUILDINGS - PART 3: EFFECTS ON STRUCTURES
Metric buttress threads - Part 3: Deviations and tolerances
Founding - Abrasion resistant cast irons
Metric buttress threads - Part 1: Thread profiles
Cycles - Transportation bikes and cargo bikes - Requirements and test methods for single- and multi-track cycles
Fittings for gas and drinking water installations - Extensions
Shaft-hub-connection - Polygon profile P3G - Part 2: Calculation and dimensioning
HEXAGON FITS BOLTS WITH LONG THREAD
TESTING OF PAPER - DETERMINATION OF GREASE PERMEABILITY
Adhesives - Guide to the selection of standard laboratory ageing conditions for testing bonded joints (ISO 9142:2003)
TESTING OF LUBRICANTS - DETERMINATION OF OXIDATION AND NITRATION OF USED MOTOR OILS - INFRARED SPECTROMETRIC METHOD
WC seats - Requirements and test methods
Brazing - Destructive tests of brazed joints; English version of DIN EN 12797
Verification of geometrical parameters - Dial indicator for linear mesurement - Part 1: With mechanical indication
MAINTENANCE OF ELECTRICALLY CONTROLLED HOLD-OPEN SYSTEMS FOR FIRE AND SMOKE DOOR ASSEMBLIES
Road restraint systems - Part 7: Performance characterisation and test methods for terminals of safety barriers; German version CEN/TS 1317-7:2023
Fire performance of communication cables installed in buildings (IEC TR 62222:2021)
Industrial trucks - Safety requirements and verification - Part 5: Supplementary requirements for pedestrian-propelled trucks; German version EN 16307-5:2023
Petroleum products - Transparent and opaque liquids - Determination of kinematic viscosity and calculation of dynamic viscosity (ISO 3104:2023); German version EN ISO 3104:2023
Paints and varnishes - Determination of stone-chip resistance of coatings - Part 4
Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB)
Leisure accommodation vehicles - Motor caravans - Part 1
Road restraint systems - Part 7
Supply systems for medical gases - Part 2
Fire performance of communication cables installed in buildings (IEC TR 62222:2021)
Industrial trucks - Safety requirements and verification - Part 5
Petroleum products - Transparent and opaque liquids
Paints and varnishes - Determination of stone-chip resistance of coatings - Part 4
Simultaneous interpreting - Interpreters\' working environment - Part 2
Semiconductor devices - Part 16-8: Microwave integrated circuits - Limiters
Fire barrieres - Spring hinge and supporting hinge - Part 101: Conformity assessment
Crude petroleum and liquid or solid petroleum products
Radio frequency and coaxial cable assemblies - Part 3-4
Processing of health care products - Information to be provided by the medical device manufacturer for the processing of medical devices - Part 2
Health Informatics - Reference standards portfolio (RSP)

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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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