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Standardization of nomenclature, methods of test, and specifications applicable to materials and products in the field of plastics including processing (of products) by assembly in particular, but not limited to, polymeric adhesives, sealing, joining, welding.

Excluded: rubber, lacquers.

Note 1: By agreement, standards in relation to thermoplastic elastomers are developed and maintained by ISO/TC 45 and by ISO/TC 61.

Note 2: Jointing technology (including equipment and training) between plastic pipes (including all types of reinforced plastics), and/or fittings, valves and auxiliary equipment, and the assessment of the properties of the resulting joints are developed and maintained by ISO/TC 138.

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680

published ISO standards *

related to the TC and its SCs

of which 2 under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 61

142

ISO standards under development *

related to the TC and its SCs

of which 1 under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 61

29

Participating countries

38

Observing countries

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 61/SC 1 Terminology Sub committee
ISO/TC 61/SC 2 Mechanical behavior Sub committee
ISO/TC 61/SC 4 Burning behaviour Sub committee
ISO/TC 61/SC 5 Physical-chemical properties Sub committee
ISO/TC 61/SC 6 Ageing, chemical and environmental resistance Sub committee
ISO/TC 61/SC 9 Thermoplastic materials Sub committee
ISO/TC 61/SC 10 Cellular plastics Sub committee
ISO/TC 61/SC 11 Products Sub committee
ISO/TC 61/SC 12 Thermosetting materials Sub committee
ISO/TC 61/SC 13 Composites and reinforcement fibres Sub committee
ISO/TC 61/AHG 1 Future SC on environment/sustainability issues Working group *
ISO/TC 61/WG 3 Tolerances for plastics moulded parts Working group *

* The convener can be reached through the secretariat (See contact information below)

Liaison Committees to ISO/TC 61

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/TC 61 :

Reference Title ISO/IEC
IEC/TC 15 Solid electrical insulating materials IEC
IEC/TC 89 Fire hazard testing IEC
IEC/TC 101 Electrostatics IEC
ISO/TC 44 Welding and allied processes ISO
ISO/TC 45 Rubber and rubber products ISO
ISO/TC 138 Plastics pipes, fittings and valves for the transport of fluids ISO
ISO/TC 138/SC 2 Plastics pipes and fittings for water supplies ISO
ISO/TC 138/SC 5 General properties of pipes, fittings and valves of plastic materials and their accessories -- Test methods and basic specifications ISO
ISO/TC 150 Implants for surgery ISO
ISO/TC 173/SC 3 Aids for ostomy and incontinence ISO
ISO/TC 180 Solar energy ISO
ISO/TC 188 Small craft ISO
ISO/TC 207 Environmental management ISO
ISO/TC 229 Nanotechnologies ISO
ISO/TC 256 Pigments, dyestuffs and extenders ISO
ISO/TC 261 Additive manufacturing ISO
ISO/TC 269 Railway applications ISO
Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 61

ISO/TC 61 can access the documents of the committees below :

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 22/SC 34 Propulsion, powertrain and powertrain fluids ISO
ISO/TC 22/SC 35 Lighting and visibility ISO
ISO/TC 35 Paints and varnishes ISO
ISO/TC 35/SC 12 Preparation of steel substrates before application of paints and related products ISO
ISO/TC 45 Rubber and rubber products 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 150 Implants for surgery ISO
ISO/TC 153 Valves ISO
ISO/TC 173/SC 3 Aids for ostomy and incontinence ISO
ISO/TC 180 Solar energy ISO
ISO/TC 188 Small craft ISO
ISO/TC 207 Environmental management ISO
ISO/TC 207/SC 3 Environmental labelling ISO
ISO/TC 229 Nanotechnologies ISO
Organizations in liaison
Acronym Title Liaison type
ECOS (Europe) European Environmental Citizens Organisation for Standardisation A
IUPAC International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry A
EC - European Commission European Commission B
UNESCAP United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific B
WCO World Customs Organization B
WHO World Health Organization B
Date Month Location TC/SC Note
17-22 September 2017 Seoul (Korea, Republic of) ISO/TC 61 *
  September 2018 (Japan) ISO/TC 61 **

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

ISO/TC 61 - Secretariat

SAC China
Standardization Administration of China
BaijiazhuangDongli Bld.13
Chaoyang District
Beijing 100026
China

Tel: +86 10 8226 2622
Fax: +86 10 8226 0660

Secretariat direct:
Jiandong Wang