Construction products detail

Moisture-variable diffusion inhibiting layers

Moisture-variable diffusion-inhibiting layers are films regulating moisture. They are used, for example, in flat-sloping or pitched, fully insulated, non-ventilated roof constructions with metal roofing or waterproofing on formwork or planking and ensure that moisture that has penetrated can be released again.

Regulatory framework

For construction products used as moisture-variable diffusion inhibiting layers, DIBt grants national technical approvals (abZ) because

  • neither Technical Building Rules (cf. MVV TB Chapter C 2) nor generally recognised technical rules exist.

European Technical Assessments (ETAs) can also be issued for these construction products.

For construction techniques comprising construction products used as moisture-variable diffusion inhibiting layers, DIBt grants general construction technique permits (aBG) when there is no conclusive technical rule for design and execution.

Moisture-variable diffusion-inhibiting layers are provided for in DIN 68800-2:2012-02, Section 7.5 for certain constructions to protect the timber and ensure long-term stability. The layers must regulate moisture on a permanent basis. Technically speaking, this special property is achieved by means of a moisture-variable diffusion resistance.

EAD 030271-00-0605 Humidity-dependent vapour control layers (9 pages ) Version: June 2018; Decision (EU) 2023/1473; EOTA

National procedure

A national technical approval (abZ) and/or oder general construction technique permit (aBG) is granted upon application (see Model Building Code (MBO), Sections 16a(2) and18(2) and (4)). This also applies to amendments and supplements to, or renewals of existing approvals and/or construction technique permits.

No formal requirements apply. The following information is needed: name and address of the applicant, description of the product and/or construction technique and its field of use or application, type of decision required (new decision, amendment or supplement to, or renewal of, an existing decision).

Please feel free to use the template below.

European Technical Assessment (ETA)

To start the ETA procedure, please submit the form below. We will then check if the prerequisites for issuing an ETA are met, i.e., in particular, if the product is not fully covered by an existing harmonised standard. If the prerequisites are met, we will check whether a European Assessment Document (EAD) covering the requested assessment scope already exists or still needs to be developed. If an EAD needs to be developed or amended, a complete technical file needs to be established before the procedure can begin.

abZ+aBG

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new decision
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supplement
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amendment
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renewal
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Subject concerned Applicant Decision no. Validity
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Feuchtevariable Dampfbremsbahn "Vario® KM Duplex UV" SAINT-GOBAIN ISOVER G+H AG Bürgermeister-Grünzweig-Straße 1 67059 Ludwigshafen Z-9.1-871 Z: 26.04.2023
G: 17.02.2028
Feuchtevariable Dampfbremsbahn "Vario® XtraSafe" SAINT-GOBAIN ISOVER G+H AG Bürgermeister-Grünzweig-Straße 1 67059 Ludwigshafen Z-9.1-872 Z: 26.04.2023
G: 17.02.2028
Feuchtevariable Dampfbremse "URSA SECO SDV" URSA Deutschland GmbH Carl-Friedrich-Benz-Straße 46-48 04509 Delitzsch Z-9.1-883 Z: 19.10.2023
G: 19.10.2028
Feuchtevariable Dampfbremsbahn "Superbran Trio" SUPERGLASS DÄMMSTOFFE Industriestraße 12 64297 Darmstadt Z-9.1-884 Z: 13.09.2023
G: 13.09.2028
Subject concerned Applicant Decision no. Issued on
Humidity-dependent vapour control layers INTELLO and INTELLO PLUS MOLL bauökologische Produkte GmbH pro clima Rheintalstraße 35-43 68723 Schwetzingen DEUTSCHLAND ETA-18/1146 28.11.2019
Humidity-dependent vapour control layer VC 102/090 05-5 Lenzing Plastics GmbH & Co. KG Werkstraße 2 4860 Lenzing ÖSTERREICH ETA-21/0916 21.02.2022
ALUJET Climajet SD VARIO ALUJET GmbH Ahornstraße 16 82291 Mammendorf DEUTSCHLAND ETA-22/0286 13.06.2022
URSA SECO SDV PLUS URSA Deutschland GmbH Carl-Friedrich-Benz-Straße 46-48 04509 Delitzsch DEUTSCHLAND ETA-23/0511 12.12.2023
TargoVARIVAP N Targo Specialty Products AG Brüelstraße 23 8932 METTMENSTETTEN SCHWEIZ ETA-24/0122 17.05.2024
Knauf Insulation LDS FlexPlus Knauf Insulation GmbH Heraklithstraße 8 84359 Simbach am Inn ETA-24/0256 27.05.2024