Plastics play a central role in our lives
Plastics are one of the most important and versatile materials in the global economy. From packaging to aerospace applications, plastics provide designers, engineers, manufacturers, and consumers with products that contribute to economic growth, sustainability of the environment, and a higher standard of living worldwide.
Inherently lightweight, plastics are an efficient use of natural resources and are part of the solution to the public’s environmental performance expectations.
Created nearly 70 years ago, ISO/TC 61 is a major player in the standardization of plastics.
Welcome to the official ISO/TC 61 website.
Events, activities, people
Annual TC 61 meeting in Berlin, Germany, 19-23 Sept. 2016
Dr Satoshi YAMASAKI appointed as chairman of SC 12
Now available online
Monitoring standardization of plastic materials for additive manufacturing
Working on biodegradability of plastics
Networking and sharing views on plastics waste management, recycling, bio-based plastics
5th to 9th Oct. 2015, New Delhi
New communication tool unveiled
Related ISO pages
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