EN 15344:2007 – Plastics — Recycled Plastics — Characterization of Polyethylene (PE) recyclates

EN 15344:2007 - Plastics — Recycled Plastics — Characterization of Polyethylene (PE) recyclates

1 Scope
This European Standard defines a method of specifying delivery conditions for polyethylene (PE) recyclates.
It gives the most important characteristics and associated test methods for assessing PE recyclates intended for use in the production of semi-finished/finished products.
It is intended to support parties involved in the use of recycled PE to agree on specifications for specific and generic applications.
This standard is applicable without prejudice to any existing legislation.
This standard does not cover the characterisation of plastics wastes. See EN 15347.
2 Normative references
The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.
EN 12099, Plastics piping systems — Polyethylene piping materials and components — Determination of volatile content
EN 15348:2007, Plastics—Recycled plastics—Characterization of poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) recyclates EN ISO 179-1, Plastics — Determination of Charpy impact properties — Part 1: Non-instrumented impact test (ISO 179-1:2000)
EN ISO 180, Plastics — Determination of Izod impact strength (ISO 180:2000)
EN ISO 472:2001, Plastics — Vocabulary (ISO 472:1999)
EN ISO 527-1, Plastics — Determination of tensile properties — Part 1: General principles (ISO 527-1:1993 including Corr 1:1994)
EN ISO 527-2, Plastics — Determination of the tensile properties — Part 2: Test conditions for moulding and extrusion plastics (ISO 527-2:1993 including Corr 1:1994)
EN ISO 1043-1:2001, Plastics — Symbols and abbreviated terms — Part 1: Basic polymers and their special characteristics (ISO 1043-1:2001)
EN ISO 1133, Plastics — Determination of the melt mass flow-rate (MFR) and the melt-volume flow rate (MVR) of thermoplastics (ISO 1133:2005)
EN ISO 1183-1, Plastics – Methods for determining the density of non-cellular plastics – Part 1: Immersion method, liquid pyknometer method and titration method (ISO 1183-1:2004)
EN ISO 3451-1, Plastics — Determination of ash — Part 1: General methods (ISO 3451-1:1997)
ISO 3534-2, Statistics —Vocabulary and symbols —- Part 2: Applied statistics
ISO 22498, Plastics — Vinyl chloride homopolymer and copolymer resins — Particle size determination by mechanical sieving
CEN/TR 15353:2007, Plastics — Recycled plastics — Guidelines for the development of standards for recycled plastics
3 Terms, definitions and abbreviated terms
For the purposes of this European Standard, the terms and definitions given in EN ISO 472:2001 and CEN/TR 15353:2007 apply. The abbreviated terms related to recyclates are given in EN ISO 1043-1:2001.
4 Characterisation of PE recyclates
A single batch is the quantity of PE recyclate that has homogeneous characteristics within the specified tolerances.
The characteristics of PE recyclates, which shall be determined for every batch (see ISO 3534-2) of recyclate,are given in Table 1, and are divided into two types:
Required characteristics, needed to define PE recyclates in general, and required for all recyclates.
Optional characteristics, needed to define PE recyclates according to customer specifications and applications.
EN 15344:2007 – Plastics — Recycled Plastics — Characterization of Polyethylene (PE) recyclates

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