This European Standard specifies the requirements for exfoliated vermiculite products which are used for the thermal insulation of building equipment and industrial installations with an operating temperature in the range of approximately – 40 ºC to + 1050 ºC. This European Standard specifies the requirements for the four types of exfoliated vermiculite products Vermiculite Aggregate (EVA), Coated Vermiculite (EVC) Hydrophobic Vermiculite (EVH) and Premixed Vermiculite (EVM), containing less than 1 % by mass organic material as determined by Annex C. This European Standard is a specification for the insulation products before installation. This European Standard describes the product characteristics and includes procedures for testing, evaluation of conformity, marking and labelling. This European Standard does not specify the required level of a given property to be achieved by a product to demonstrate fitness for purpose in a particular application. The levels required for a given application are to be found in regulations or non-conflicting standards. This European Standard does not cover factory made insulation products of formed shapes and boards made with exfoliated vermiculite, and does not cover products intended to be used for the insulation of buildings. The products covered by this standard are not intended to be used primarily for airborne sound insulation or sound absorption applications although they may improve the performance of the installations in these respects when installed for their primary insulation intended use.