Packaging

European and International standards for the packaging industry are essential to support the new packaging challenges such as sustainability (recycling, reuse and recovery), digital transformation, interoperability or safety of consumers and citizens.

European and International standards are an important tool to support the sustainability and the green and digital transition of industries. Several sectors are the main users of packaging, such as food and beverages, pharmaceutical, cosmetics or chemical sector.

Some packaging standards support the application of essential requirements of the Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste. Using these standards is voluntary. But manufacturers can benefit from presumption of conformity with the Essential Requirements of the Directive when packaging has been produced in accordance with harmonized standards whose references have been published in the Official Journal of the EU.


Technical committee




Packaging - requirements

Packaging - Requirements for measuring and verifying the four heavy metals and other dangerous substances present in packaging, and their release into the environment - Part 2: Requirements for measuring and verifying dangerous substances present in packaging, and their release into the environment

60.60 Standard published

CEN/TC 261

Packaging - Requirements for measuring and verifying the four heavy metals and other dangerous substances present in packaging and their release into the environment - Part 1: Requirements for measuring and verifying the four heavy metals present in packaging

90.93 Standard confirmed

CEN/TC 261

Packaging - Requirements for the use of European Standards in the field of packaging and packaging waste

90.93 Standard confirmed

CEN/TC 261

Packaging - Requirements specific to manufacturing and composition - Prevention by source reduction

90.93 Standard confirmed

CEN/TC 261

Packaging - Requirements for packaging recoverable by material recycling

90.93 Standard confirmed

CEN/TC 261

Packaging - Requirements for packaging recoverable in the form of energy recovery, including specification of minimum inferior calorific value

90.93 Standard confirmed

CEN/TC 261

Packaging - Requirements for packaging recoverable through composting and biodegradation - Test scheme and evaluation criteria for the final acceptance of packaging

90.92 Standard to be revised

CEN/TC 261

Packaging - Requirements for packaging recoverable through composting and biodegradation - Test scheme and evaluation criteria for the final acceptance of packaging

60.60 Standard published

CEN/TC 261

Packaging - Child-resistant packaging - Requirements and testing procedures for non-reclosable packages for non-pharmaceutical products

90.60 Close of review

CEN/TC 261

Child-resistant packaging - Requirements and testing procedures for reclosable packages (ISO 8317:2015)

60.60 Standard published

CEN/TC 261



Packaging and the environment

Packaging - Packaging and the environment - Terminology

90.93 Standard confirmed

CEN/TC 261

Packaging and the environment — General requirements for the use of ISO standards in the field of packaging and the environment

90.93 Standard confirmed

ISO/TC 122/SC 4

Packaging and the environment — Optimization of the packaging system

90.93 Standard confirmed

ISO/TC 122/SC 4

Packaging and the environment — Reuse

90.93 Standard confirmed

ISO/TC 122/SC 4

Packaging and the environment — Material recycling

90.93 Standard confirmed

ISO/TC 122/SC 4

Packaging and the environment — Energy recovery

90.93 Standard confirmed

ISO/TC 122/SC 4

Packaging and the environment — Organic recycling

90.93 Standard confirmed

ISO/TC 122/SC 4

Packaging — Vocabulary — Part 2: Packaging and the environment terms

90.93 Standard confirmed

ISO/TC 122/SC 4

Packaging and the environment — Processes for chemical recovery

60.60 Standard published

ISO/TC 122/SC 4

Packaging and the environment — Marking for material identification

60.60 Standard published

ISO/TC 122/SC 4



Packaging and material recycling

Packaging and material recycling - Criteria for recycling methods - Description of recycling processes and flow chart

90.93 Standard confirmed

CEN/TC 261



Packaging - material recycling

Packaging - Material recycling - Report on requirements for substances and materials to prevent a sustained impediment to recycling

60.60 Standard published

CEN/TC 261



Packaging - material recovery

Packaging - Material recovery - Criteria for a minimum content of recycled material

60.60 Standard published

CEN/TC 261



Packaging - reuse

Packaging - Reuse - Methods for assessing the performance of a reuse system

60.60 Standard published

CEN/TC 261

Packaging - Reuse

90.93 Standard confirmed

CEN/TC 261



Paperboard packaging

Packaging - Paper and paperboard packaging - Design of cartons

90.93 Standard confirmed

CEN/TC 261



Glass packaging

Glass packaging - Hand-held crown bottle openers - Dimensions

90.93 Standard confirmed

CEN/TC 261

Glass packaging - Dimensions of neck finishes for aerosol and spray glass containers

60.60 Standard published

CEN/TC 261

Glass packaging - Cork removal devices - General requirements

90.93 Standard confirmed

CEN/TC 261

Glass packaging - Finishes for bottles - Screw thread finishes for bottles for non-carbonated liquids

90.93 Standard confirmed

CEN/TC 261

Glass packaging - Finishes for bottles - Screw thread finishes for bottles for non-carbonated liquids

60.60 Standard published

CEN/TC 261

Glass packaging - Screw finishes for pressure capsules - Part 1: Returnable glass MCA 1 finish

90.93 Standard confirmed

CEN/TC 261

Glass packaging - Screw finishes for pressure capsules - Part 2: One way glass MCA 1 finish

90.93 Standard confirmed

CEN/TC 261

Glass packaging - Screw finishes for pressure capsules - Part 1: Returnable glass MCA 3 finish

90.93 Standard confirmed

CEN/TC 261

Glass packaging - Screw finishes for pressure capsules - Part 2: One way glass MCA 3 finish

90.93 Standard confirmed

CEN/TC 261

Glass packaging - Screw finishes for pressure capsules - MCA 7,5 RF finish

90.93 Standard confirmed

CEN/TC 261

Glass packaging - Screw finishes for pressure capsules - Part 1: Returnable glass MCA 7,5 R finish

90.93 Standard confirmed

CEN/TC 261

Glass packaging - Screw finishes for pressure capsules - Part 2: One way glass MCA 7,5 R finish

90.93 Standard confirmed

CEN/TC 261

Glass packaging - Screw finishes for pressure capsules - Part 1: Returnable glass MCA 2 finish

90.93 Standard confirmed

CEN/TC 261

Glass packaging - Screw finishes for pressure capsules - Part 2: One way glass MCA 2 finish

90.93 Standard confirmed

CEN/TC 261

Glass packaging - Screw finishes for pressure capsules - Part 2: One way glass MCA 2 finish

60.60 Standard published

CEN/TC 261

Glass packaging - Screw finishes - Depressed threads

90.93 Standard confirmed

CEN/TC 261

Packaging - Glass Packaging - Deep BVS finishes for still wines

60.60 Standard published

CEN/TC 261

Glass packaging - Crown cap - 26 mm diameter, 6 mm height crown cap

60.60 Standard published

CEN/TC 261

Glass packaging - Standard tolerances for flaconnage (ISO 12818:2013)

60.60 Standard published

CEN/TC 261

Glass packaging - 26 H 180 crown finish - Dimensions (ISO 12821:2019)

60.60 Standard published

CEN/TC 261

Glass packaging - 26 H 126 crown finish - Dimensions (ISO 12822:2020)

60.60 Standard published

CEN/TC 261

Glass packaging — Standard tolerances for flaconnage

90.60 Close of review

ISO/TC 63

Glass packaging — 26 H 180 crown finish — Dimensions

60.60 Standard published

ISO/TC 63

Glass packaging — 26 H 126 crown finish — Dimensions

60.60 Standard published

ISO/TC 63



Steel for packaging

Steel for packaging - Flat steel products intended for use in contact with foodstuffs, products and beverages for human and animal consumption - Tin coated steel (tinplate)

90.60 Close of review

CEN/TC 459/SC 9

Steel for packaging - Flat steel products intended for use in contact with foodstuffs, products and beverages for human and animal consumption - Non-coated steel (blackplate)

90.60 Close of review

CEN/TC 459/SC 9

Steel for packaging - Flat steel products intended for use in contact with foodstuffs, products or beverages for human and animal consumption - Non alloyed electrolytic chromium/chromium oxide coated steel

90.60 Close of review

CEN/TC 459/SC 9



Plastic packaging

Packaging - Safety guidelines for flexible plastic packaging to minimize the risk of suffocation to children

60.60 Standard published

CEN/TC 261



Child-resistant packaging

Packaging - Child-resistant packaging - Requirements and testing procedures for non-reclosable packages for non-pharmaceutical products

90.60 Close of review

CEN/TC 261

Child-resistant packaging - Requirements and testing procedures for reclosable packages (ISO 8317:2015)

60.60 Standard published

CEN/TC 261

Packaging — Child-resistant packaging — Requirements and testing procedures for non-reclosable packages for non-pharmaceutical products

60.60 Standard published

ISO/TC 122/SC 3

Child-resistant packaging — Requirements and testing procedures for reclosable packages

90.93 Standard confirmed

ISO/TC 122/SC 3



Bulk container

Electrostatics - Part 4-4: Standard test methods for specific applications - Electrostatic classification of flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBC)

60.60 Standard published

CLC/SR 101

Intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) for non-dangerous goods - Terminology (ISO 15867:2003)

90.93 Standard confirmed

CEN/TC 261

Transport packages for dangerous goods - Dangerous goods packagings, intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) and large packagings - Guidelines for the application of ISO 9001 (ISO 16106:2020)

60.60 Standard published

CEN/TC 261

Packaging - Flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBCs) for non-dangerous goods (ISO 21898:2004)

60.60 Standard published

CEN/TC 261

Electrostatics - Part 4-4: Standard test methods for specific applications - Electrostatic classification of flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBC)

60.60 Standard published

TC 101

Intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) for non-dangerous goods — Terminology

90.93 Standard confirmed

ISO/TC 122

Transport packages for dangerous goods — Dangerous goods packagings, intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) and large packagings — Guidelines for the application of ISO 9001

60.60 Standard published

ISO/TC 122/SC 3

Packaging — Flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBCs) for non-dangerous goods

90.92 Standard to be revised

ISO/TC 122/SC 3