DIN 2304 and ISO 9001
DIN 2304 is based on ISO 9001. ISO 9001 provides the foundation for quality assurance, but it is too generalised to be the sole instrument for quality assurance. The standard only stipulates the minimum requirements for a quality management system for adhesive bonds, resulting in a need for specialised, technology-specific regulations. These are described in the DIN 2304 standard: quality requirements for adhesive processes.
The future of DIN 2304
A lot is changing in industry, and so is this standard. DIN 2304 will be replaced in 2027 for the international standard: ISO 21368.