Standardization in the field of fine ceramics materials and products in all forms: powders, monoliths, coatings and composites, intended for specific functional applications including mechanical, thermal, chemical, electrical, magnetic, optical and combinations thereof. The term "fine ceramics" is defined as "a highly engineered, high performance, predominantly non-metallic, inorganic material having specific functional attributes."


Alternative terms for fine ceramics are advanced ceramics, engineered ceramics, technical ceramics, or high performance ceramics.

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published ISO standards *

under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 206


ISO standards under development *

under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 206


Participating countries


Observing countries

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 206/AG 0 Advisory group on planning Working group *
ISO/TC 206/TG 1 Terms of reference on Advisory Group Working group *
ISO/TC 206/WG 1 Terminology/Classification Working group *
ISO/TC 206/WG 2 Powders Working group *
ISO/TC 206/WG 3 Chemical analysis Working group *
ISO/TC 206/WG 4 Composites Working group *
ISO/TC 206/WG 5 Porous ceramics Working group *
ISO/TC 206/WG 6 Monolithic ceramics/Mechanical properties Working group *
ISO/TC 206/WG 7 Monolithic ceramics/Physical and thermal properties Working group *
ISO/TC 206/WG 8 Joining Working group *
ISO/TC 206/WG 9 Photocatalysis Working group *
ISO/TC 206/WG 10 Coatings Working group *
ISO/TC 206/WG 11 Electrical and optical applications Working group *
ISO/TC 206/WG 12 Engineering applications Working group *

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

Joint working groups under the responsibility of another committee
Reference Title
ISO/TC 176/SC 3/JWG 21 Joint ISO/TC 176/SC 3 - ISO/TC 260 WG: Revision of ISO 10018
Liaison Committees to ISO/TC 206

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/TC 206 :

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 4/SC 12 Ball bearings ISO
ISO/TC 20 Aircraft and space vehicles ISO
ISO/TC 24/SC 4 Particle characterization ISO
ISO/TC 33 Refractories ISO
ISO/TC 150/SC 1 Materials ISO
ISO/TC 164 Mechanical testing of metals ISO
ISO/TC 213 Dimensional and geometrical product specifications and verification ISO
ISO/TC 229 Nanotechnologies ISO
Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 206

ISO/TC 206 can access the documents of the committees below :

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 24/SC 4 Particle characterization ISO
ISO/TC 107 Metallic and other inorganic coatings ISO
ISO/TC 150/SC 1 Materials ISO
ISO/TC 189 Ceramic tile ISO
ISO/TC 229 Nanotechnologies ISO
Organizations in liaison
Acronym Title Liaison type
ICF International Ceramic Federation A
VAMAS Versailles Project on Advanced Materials and Standards A
Date Month Location TC/SC Note
7 July 2017 Milan (Italy) ISO/TC 206  

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

ISO/TC 206 - Secretariat

JISC Japan
Japan Fine Ceramics Association
Toranomon 2-chome Annex Bldg. 9F 2-6-4, Toranomon, Minato-Ku
Tokyo 105-0001

Tel: +81 3 35 03 33 20
Fax: +81 3 35 03 33 21

Secretariat direct:
Dr Shuji Sakaguchi
Tel: +81 52 736 71 09
Fax: +81 52 736 74 03