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Accelerated and standardised test procedures for testing the effects of chemicals on the performance of plastic packagings and intermediate bulk containers for the transport of dangerous goods

Objective



The objective of the project is to develop accelerated and standardized test procedures for testing the effects of chemicals on the performance of plastics packagings and Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC's) for the transport of dangerous goods.

This objective will be achieved firstly by the development of accelerated test procedures for packagings and IBC's produced from different plastics in such a way that with a selective number of standard chemicals and in a short time period the performance of packagings and IBC's can be evaluated. Secondly standardized European test methods for the assimilation of chemical substances to standard chemicals will be developed.

The development of these test procedures is necessary in order to be able to progress with the implementation of new materials and packaging concepts and also to keep and improve the required safety level on the basis of European standardized test procedures.

The results of the project will be implemented into the CEN-standards for packagings and IBC's for the transport of dangerous goods by the CEN-group TC261/SC1/WG6, which is part of the mandate M 086 of the European Commission.
The participation of the leading European test institutes, the main manufacturers of plastics material and the manufacturers of packagings and IBC's in Europe gives the necessary platform for a successful execution of the project and the exploitation of its results.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek
Address
97,Schoemakerstraat
2628 VK Delft
Netherlands

Participants (13)

BIB Production and Packaging BV
Netherlands
Address
7,Randweg
6045 JK Roermond
BP Chemicals Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Bo'ness Road
FK3 9XHU Grangemouth
Basf AG
Germany
Address
38,Carl-bosch-straße
67056 Ludwigshafen
Belgisch Verpakkingsinstituut VZW
Belgium
Address
15,Picardstraat
1000 Brussel
Borealis A/S
Norway
Address

3960 Stathelle
Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und Materialprüfung
Germany
Address
87,Unter Der Eichen
12200 Berlin
Fusion Kunststoffen BV
Netherlands
Address
61010,Zweedsestraat
7400 AA Overijssel
HOSTALEN Polyethylen GmbH
Germany
Address

65926 Frankfurt Am Main
SP SWEDISH NATIONAL TESTING AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Sweden
Address
4,Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boraas
Solvay Polyolefins Europe Belgium SA
Belgium
Address
310,Rue De Ransbeek
1120 Bruxelles
Sotralentz SA
France
Address
24,Rue Du Professeur Froehlich
67320 Drulingen
TOTAL PETROCHEMICALS RESEARCH FELUY SA
Belgium
Address
Zone Industrielle C
7181 Feluy,arquennes
Van Leer Services BV
Netherlands
Address
206,Amsterdamseweg
1180 AA Amstelveen