EN ISO 4589-1:2017

Plastics - Determination of burning behaviour by oxygen index - Part 1: General requirements (ISO 4589-1:2017)

Publication date:   Aug 17, 2017

General information

60.60 Standard published   May 10, 2017


CEN/TC 249 Plastics

European Norm

13.220.40   Ignitability and burning behaviour of materials and products | 83.080.01   Plastics in general



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ISO 4589-1:2017 specifies the general requirements for the oxygen index (OI) test which are further described in ISO 4589‑2 and ISO 4589‑3 as follows:
- ISO 4589‑2 describes a method for determining the minimum volume fraction of oxygen in a mixture of oxygen and nitrogen introduced at 23 °C ± 2 °C that will just support combustion of a material under specified test conditions;
- ISO 4589‑3 describes methods of carrying out the same determination over a range of temperatures typically between 25 °C and 150 °C (although temperatures up to 400 °C can be used).

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EN ISO 4589-1:1999


EN ISO 4589-1:2017
60.60 Standard published
May 10, 2017