Standards

The full set of FEA standards, available in three languages, provides technical standards developed by and within the European aerosol industry. It includes test methods, dimensional and performance standards.

FEA (industry) standards:

– FEA 100 Standardisation – Basic terms, principles, procedure and layout
– FEA 215 Aluminium aerosol containers – Dimensions of 20 mm opening in monobloc containers
– FEA 216 Metal aerosol containers – Dimensions of the bearing surfaces of clinching jaws
– FEA 219 Aluminium aerosol containers – Dimensions of monobloc containers with 20 mm opening
– FEA 222 Metal aerosol containers – Guideline for achieving optimum clinch conditions for containers with 25.4 mm opening
– FEA 223 Tinplate aerosol containers – Plastic cover caps for two and three piece necked-in containers conforming with FEA 214
– FEA 225 Aluminium aerosol containers – Dimensions of rimmed aluminium aerosol containers
– FEA 226 Plastic aerosol containers – Guideline for achieving optimum external crimp conditions for containers with 25.4 mm opening
– FEA 405 Aerosol containers – Definition and method for measuring parallelism
– FEA 406 Aerosol containers – Definition and method for measuring the planeless of the bead
– FEA 421 Aerosol containers with 25.4 mm opening – Definition and measurement of cover seat height
– FEA 422 Filled aerosol packs – Standard fill levels
– FEA 602 Filled aerosol packs – Rapid test of the tightness of valve mechanisms and their attachment to containers with 25.4 mm opening
– FEA 603 Filled aerosol packs – Guidelines to test long-term preservation and to measure the loss of weight
– FEA 604 Filled aerosol packs – Measurement of the internal pressure
– FEA 605 Filled aerosol packs – Measurement of the density of aerosol formulations
– FEA 606 Filled aerosol packs – Water bath testing – Verification of conformity with legislation
– FEA 615 Glass aerosol containers – Drop test
– FEA 621 Aerosol containers – Measurement of internal pressure resistance of empty containers without valves
– FEA 623 Filled aerosol packs – Simplified method to measure resistance of metal and plastic containers fitted with valve
– FEA 641 Aerosol gaskets – Test for material selection
– FEA 642 Aerosol gaskets – Olfactive control test
– FEA 643 Filled aerosols packs – Measurement of discharge rate
– FEA 644 Filled aerosols packs – Evaluation of aerosol spray patterns
– FEA 646 Filled aerosol packs – Resistance to a top load force
– FEA 648 Aerosol valve diptubes – Measurement of (a) diptube length, (b) diptube growth and (c) diptube curvature
– FEA 650 Filled aerosol packs – Measurement of the vacuum in a vacuum purged aerosol container fitted with valve
– FEA 651 Metal aerosol containers – Assessment of lacquer coverage

The following FEA standards are under revision:

No standard under revision currently.


The following FEA standards are under development:

– FEA 647 Plastic aerosol dispensers – Technical requirements

The paramount objectives are transparency and an open and non-discriminatory participation in the procedure.

As part of the approval process, FEA circulates draft standards to all FEA National Associations (ordinary members) during a 5-week consultation period after development.


The most important industry standards were converted into EN standards or included in the EU legislation
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ISO standards:

– ISO 90/3 Light gauge metal containers – Definitions and determination of dimensions and capacities – Part 3: Aerosol cans (replacing FEA101)
– ISO 10154 Light gauge metal containers – Three-piece necked-in tinplate aerosol cans – Dimensions of the top end

EN standards:

– EN 14847 Aerosol containers – Tinplate containers – Dimensions of the 25,4 mm aperture (replacing FEA 201)
– EN 14848 Aerosol containers – Metal containers with 25,4 mm aperture – Dimensions of valve cups (replacing FEA 202)
– EN 14849 Aerosol containers – Glass containers – Dimensions of aerosol valve ferrules (replacing FEA 210)
– EN 14850 Aerosol containers – Metal containers with 25,4 mm aperture – Measurement of contact height (replacing FEA 401)
– EN 14854 Aerosol containers – Glass containers – Dimensions of the neck finish (replacing FEA 206)
– EN 15006 Metal aerosol containers – Aluminium containers – Dimensions of the 25,4 mm aperture (replacing FEA 203)
– EN 15007 Metal aerosol containers – Tinplate containers – Dimensions of two and three-piece cans (replacing FEA 214)
– EN 15008 Aerosol containers – Aluminium containers – Dimensions of one-piece cans with 25,4 mm aperture (replacing FEA 220)
– EN 15009 Aerosol containers – Compartmented aerosol containers (replacing FEA 224)
– EN 15010 Aerosol containers – Aluminium containers – Tolerances of the fundamental dimensions in connection with the clinch (replacing FEA 204)

EU Legislation:

– FEA 608: this standard is replaced by point 6.3.3. of the annex to the Aerosol Dispensers Directive 75/324/EEC
– FEA 609: this standard is replaced by point 6.3.1 of the annex to the Aerosol Dispensers Directive 75/324/EEC
– FEA 610: this standard is replaced by point 6.3.2 of the annex to the Aerosol Dispensers Directive 75/324/EEC