Standardization of terms and definitions, test methods and specifications for rubber in any form, rubber products (including their dimensional tolerances) and major rubber compounding ingredients.

By agreement with ISO / TC 61, coated fabrics, flexible cellular materials, footwear and hose, whether made of rubber or plastics, are also dealt with in ISO / TC 45. In the case of speciality hoses of strong user interest to other TCs, e.g. TCs 22, 44, 67, and 131, TC 45 will mutually agree with the user TC concerned on the appropriate method of establishing or revising the International Standards concerned.


  • rubber belting (dealt with by ISO / TC 41);
  • tyres (dealt with by ISO / TC 31);
  • certain speciality products, specifically those dealt with by ISO / TC 20, ISO / TC 22, ISO / TC 121 and ISO / TC 157, as well as the rubber seals dealt with by ISO / TC 131.


By agreement, standards in relation to thermoplastic elastomers are developed and maintained by ISO / TC 45 and by ISO / TC 61.

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published ISO standards *

related to the TC and its SCs

of which 13 under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 45


ISO standards under development *

related to the TC and its SCs

of which 1 under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 45


Participating members


Observing members

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 45/SC 1 Rubber and plastics hoses and hose assemblies Sub committee
ISO/TC 45/SC 2 Testing and analysis Sub committee
ISO/TC 45/SC 3 Raw materials (including latex) for use in the rubber industry Sub committee
ISO/TC 45/SC 4 Products (other than hoses) Sub committee
ISO/TC 45/WG 10 Terminology Working group
ISO/TC 45/WG 16 Environmental aspects and sustainability Working group
Liaison Committees to ISO/TC 45

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/TC 45:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 31 Tyres, rims and valves ISO
ISO/TC 41/SC 3 Conveyor belts ISO
ISO/TC 61 Plastics ISO
ISO/TC 61/SC 5 Physical-chemical properties ISO
ISO/TC 256 Pigments, dyestuffs and extenders ISO
Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 45

ISO/TC 45 can access the documents of the committees below:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 5/SC 2 Cast iron pipes, fittings and their joints ISO
ISO/TC 31 Tyres, rims and valves ISO
ISO/TC 44/SC 8 Equipment for gas welding, cutting and allied processes ISO
ISO/TC 61 Plastics ISO
ISO/TC 61/SC 1 Terminology ISO
ISO/TC 61/SC 5 Physical-chemical properties ISO
ISO/TC 69 Applications of statistical methods ISO
ISO/TC 92/SC 3 Fire threat to people and environment ISO
ISO/TC 94/SC 3 Foot protection ISO
ISO/TC 108 Mechanical vibration, shock and condition monitoring ISO
ISO/TC 136 Furniture ISO
ISO/TC 138 Plastics pipes, fittings and valves for the transport of fluids ISO
ISO/TC 138/SC 3 Plastics pipes and fittings for industrial applications ISO
ISO/TC 157 Non-systemic contraceptives and STI barrier prophylactics ISO
ISO/TC 207 Environmental management ISO
Organizations in liaison (Category A and B)
Acronym Title Category
IISRP International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers A
IRRDB International Rubber Research and Development Board A
IRSG International Rubber Study Group A
WCO World Customs Organization A
EC - European Commission European Commission B

Date Month Location TC/SC Note
29-2 October-November 2018 Hangzhou Shi (China) ISO/TC 45  

* Information definite but meeting not yet formally convened
** Provisional

ISO/TC 45 - Secretariat

DSM Malaysia
Rubber Research Institute of Malaysia
Malaysian Rubber Board
Quality & Technical Services Division
RRIM Research Station
47000 Sungai Buloh Selangor

Tel: +603-6145 9400
Fax: +603-6157 6525

Secretariat direct:
Mrs Farinie Sharatol Ahmad Shah