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A proposal to create a new technical committee Deoxidizers and desiccants at ISO

ISO Central Secretariat received a proposal from China’s State Administration for Market Regulation, SAMR (part of Standardization Administration of China - SAC) for the creation of an ISO Technical Committee in the area of deoxidizers and desiccants. SAC is willing to undertake the duties of secretariat of the new Technical Committee.

Scope: Standardization in the field of deoxidizers and desiccants, including terminology, categories, specifications, control and management of production processes, and testing methods of the quality and safety indexes.

Purpose and justification for the proposal
Desiccants and deoxidizers can be used for the protection of food, electric products, textile, artware, and leather goods. the production of desiccants and deoxidizers is gradually increasing.

The quality and safety of products is related to the image of a country, the economic development, and the physical and mental health of the people. Nowadays, in all kinds of packaging products that need moisture absorption or deoxygenation, deoxidizers and desiccants are used to prevent product deterioration by reducing the humidity or oxygen in the packaging.
With the expansion product categories and applications of desiccants and deoxidizers, the establishment of international standards is conducive to the elimination of technical barriers in international trade and the promotion of trade liberalization. It is urgent to establish the control regulations of deoxidizers and desiccants for its different applications from the perspective of international standardization, to promote market competition and trade development.

Proposed initial programme of work
The initial program covers the standards of deoxidizers and desiccants for the following projects:
• The terminology, product classifications, and general requirements.
• The control and management of production processes for deoxidizers and desiccants.
• The limited requirements and testing methods of the quality and safety indexes of deoxidizers and desiccants.

Potentional stakeholders
Industry, government, customers, suppliers, contractors, consumers, academic institutions, testing evaluation agencies and trade associations.

In case of national interest, Bulgaria can support the creation of this ISO/TC „Deoxidizers and desiccants”. If the establishment of ISO/TC is accepted by the national standards bodies – members of ISO, BDS 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 30.05.2021 to Silvia Samichkova, e-mail: silvia.samichkova@bds-bg.org, tel: +359 2 81 74 569.

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