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БДС EN 16766:2017

Bio-based solvents - Requirements and test methods

Dec 14, 2017

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90.20     Jan 15, 2023

90.60    May 21, 2023



European Standard

87.060.30     13.020.55  




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This European Standard sets the requirements for bio-based solvents in terms of their bio-based content, their technical properties and test methods. It lays down the characteristics and details for assessment of bio-based solvents that:
- are fit for purpose in terms of performance related properties;
- comply with the health, safety and environmental requirements which apply generally to solvents; and
- are derived from biomass.
This European Standard specifies solvent classes, based on the percentage of bio-based carbon content and bio-based content.
NOTE EN 16575 defines the term "bio-based" as derived from biomass and clarifies that "bio-based" does not imply "biodegradable". In addition, "biodegradable" does not necessarily imply the use of "bio-based" material.
In addition, this document sets requirements on information to be provided regarding sustainability aspects.

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СД CEN/TS 16766:2015


БДС EN 16766:2017
90.20 Standard under periodical review
Jan 15, 2023

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