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ISO proposal for the creation of a new project committee: “ Tableware, giftware, jewellery, luminaries — Glass clarity — Classification and test method”

ISO proposal for the creation of a new project committee: “ Tableware, giftware, jewellery, luminaries — Glass clarity — Classification and test method”

 

ISO proposal for the creation of a new project committee: “ Tableware, giftware, jewellery, luminaries — Glass clarity — Classification and test method”

 

French national organization for standardization (AFNOR) submits to ISO a proposal for the creation of a new Project Committee to develop an International Standard “Tableware, giftware, jewellery, luminaries — Glass clarity — Classification and test method”.

 

Scope: The proposed International Standard will establish requirements for the use of the designations “clear glass” and “ultra-clear glass” for non-coloured glass according to their clarity and iron content. The standard will specify a procedure for measuring the clarity of glass items by means of a spectrophotometer.

 

The standard will cover:

  • mineral glass, and
  • glass in items where the glass component is not covered by coating or decoration, and is therefore accessible for sampling.

 

The scope of this International Standard includes glass used as tableware, giftware, jewellery and luminaries. It excludes glass used in construction work, containers, medicine and laboratories, or in other types of technical applications.

 

An International Standard providing a generic definition and a classification of glass clarity will enable precise product characterization and facilitate commercial exchanges through transparency of information.

 

Since clear and ultra-clear glass are used as a material for components of a wide range of goods, this subject cannot be assigned to the existing ISO technical committees since they all relate to a specific use case of all the materials involved in their respective specialty.

 

In case of national interest, BDS can approve the creation of ISO/PC on “Tableware, giftware, jewellery, luminaries — Glass clarity — Classification and test method”. If the establishment of ISO/PC is accepted by the national standards bodies – members of ISO, Bulgaria can obtain P- or O-membership in the work of the newly established committee.

 

The national stakeholders can provide their position on the proposal for this new field of ISO technical activity by 20 of May 2018 to Boriana.Mihaylova, e-mail: boriana.mihaylova@bds-bg.org , тел. +359 2 81 74 570.

 

For more details on the proposal, please see here.

16 Mar 2018