New DIN standard for recyclates

New DIN standard for recyclates

23.09.2021

The new DIN standard DIN SPEC 91446 for the classification of plastic recyclates is to come into force from October.

 

According to Cirplus GmbH, DIN SPE 91446 was developed by a consortium of industry and research on the initiative of the Internet platform for the trade in recyclates and plastic waste and is intended to set a uniform standard for the classification of plastic recyclates. According to Cirplus, this would provide comprehensive specifications on the quantity and quality of data for a classification of all plastic recyclates and simplify their marketing and use. Professor Hans-Josef Endres of the Institute of Plastics and Recycling Technology (IKK) at the University of Hanover explains: "The real value of this DIN SPEC lies in its free availability; commercial interests were not at the forefront of its development. It can be used not only by trade platforms, but by everyone, including users, processors, recyclers or disposers, as well as by research and politics." According to Cirplus, the standard is intended to serve as a basis for trade and recyclate use, but also offered scope for future application-specific standards and sub-standards. After three years, the DIN standard is to be reviewed and then, if necessary, replaced by a DIN standard or used as the basis for EN or Iso standards, is said.

 

Sources:

  • Euwid Recycling und Entsorgung 38/2021 (9/21/2021)
  • Photo: © Fotolia

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