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India Consults on Draft Chemical Standards


The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) published 8 draft new standards and 4 draft revised standards for chemical substances used in plastics, resins, moulding and extrusion materials in April 2022 for comments.

The standards prescribe requirements, methods of sampling and testing for these substances. Details can be accessed below:

Table 1: Draft new standards

Chemicals

Last date for Comments

4-nonylphenol

11 May 2022

4-octylphenol (4-tert-octylphenol)

11 May 2022

Hexamethyldisilazane

18 May 2022

polyolefin elastomer (POE) materials for moulding   and extrusion

18 May 2022

plastics – ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) moulding and   extrusion materials: part 1

18 May 2022

plastics – EVA moulding and extrusion materials:   part 2

8 May 2022

plastics – poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) moulding   and extrusion materials: part 1

18 May 2022

plastics — PMMA moulding and extrusion materials:   part 2

8 May 2022

Table 2: Draft revised standards  

Chemicals

Last date for Comments

polycarbonate moulding and extrusion materials

21 May 2022

2018 list of colourants for use in plastics in   contact with foodstuffs and pharmaceuticals

19 June 2022

polyalkylene terephthalate (PET and PBT)

20 May 2022

styrene (vinyl benzene)

17 June 2022


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