Concerning VIP standardization there has been an important decision by the European Standard Organization CEN.

On 14th June 2012 a Plenary Meeting of the European Committee for Standardization CEN/TC 88 “Thermal insulation materials and products” took place in Munich. The CEN/TC 88 committee agreed on the following decision:

Decision 551 (Munich 1, 2012-06-14): Creation of a new Working Group "VIP" and Appointment of its Convenor

CEN/TC 88 agrees to create the WG11 "VIP", dealing with the NWI for vacuum insulation panels (prEN ISO 16478) with VA with ISO/TC 163/SC3 under CEN/TC 88 lead (see Resolution 550). The Secretariat will be held by DIN, and the Convenor shall be nominated by Germany.

National member bodies are asked to nominate their experts.

A first draft for an ISO document has already been established by experts from the companies of St. Gobain-Isover, Porextherm and va-Q-tec.