INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS (ASTM-ISO-USP)

Transperts’ Laboratory Products are manufactured and tested in strict compliance with the applicable ASTM, ISO/DIN and USP quality standards. International Standards make things work. They give world-class specifications for products, services and systems, to ensure quality, safety and efficiency. They are instrumental in facilitating international trade.

Below is the brief introduction to all the basic information about these International Standards Organizations and the respective sections:

ASTM International

ASTM (American Society for Testing & Materials) is an international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems, and services. Over 12,000 ASTM standards are used around the world to improve product quality, enhance health and safety, strengthen market access and trade, and build consumer confidence.

List of the selected ASTM Standards applicable for Laboratory Glassware Industry:

  1. E287-02(2012) - Standard Specification for Laboratory Glass Graduated Burets
  2. E288-10 - Standard Specification for Laboratory Glass Volumetric Flasks
  3. E438-92(2011) - Standard Specification for Glasses in Laboratory Apparatus
  4. E542-01(2012) - Standard Practice for Calibration of Laboratory Volumetric Apparatus
  5. E675-02(2012) - Standard Specification for Interchangeable Taper-Ground Stopcocks And Stoppers
  6. E676-02(2012) - Standard Specification for Interchangeable Taper-Ground Joints
  7. E677-94(2016) - Standard Specification for Interchangeable Spherical Ground Joints
  8. E694-99(2010) - Standard Specification for Laboratory Glass Volumetric Apparatus
  9. E714-94(2015) - Standard Specification for Disposable Glass Serological Pipettes
  10. E911-98(2015) - Standard Specification for Glass Stopcocks with Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Plugs
  11. E920-97(2013) - Standard Specification for Commercially Packaged Laboratory Apparatus
  12. E921-97(2016) - Standard Specification for Export Packaged Laboratory Apparatus
  13. E960-93(2013) - Standard Specification for Laboratory Glass Beakers
  14. E969-02(2012) - Standard Specification for Glass Volumetric (Transfer) Pipets
  15. E982-94(2015) - Standard Specification for Laboratory Glass Test Tubes
  16. E1044-96(2011) - Standard Specification for Glass Serological Pipets (General Purpose and Kahn)
  17. E1095-99(2016) - Standard Specification for Common Laboratory Glass Funnels
  18. E1096-86(2011) - Standard Specification for Laboratory Glass Separatory Funnels
  19. E1272-02(2012) - Standard Specification for Laboratory Glass Graduated Cylinders
  20. E1273-88(2013) - Standard Specification for Color Coding of Reusable Laboratory Pipets
  21. E1293-02(2012) - Standard Specification for Glass Measuring Pipets
  22. E1377-99(2016) - Standard Specification for Laboratory Glass Kjeldahl Flasks
  23. E1378-99(2016) - Standard Specification for Laboratory Glass Multiple Neck Distilling/Boiling Flasks
  24. E1403-97(2013) - Standard Specification for Laboratory Glass Boiling Flasks
  25. E1404-94(2013) - Standard Specification for Laboratory Glass Conical Flasks
  26. E1405-98(2016) - Standard Specification for Laboratory Glass Distillation Flasks
  27. E1406-95(2016) - Standard Specification for Laboratory Glass Filter Flasks
  28. E1878-97(2013) - Standard Specification for Laboratory Glass Volumetric Flasks, Special Use

ISO (International Organisation for Standardization)

ISO is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 163 national standards bodies. ISO has published more than 21000 International Standards and related documents, covering almost every industry, from technology, to food safety, to agriculture and healthcare.

List of ISO Standards for Laboratory Glassware Industry:

  1. ISO 385:2005 – Laboratory Glassware -- Burettes
  2. ISO 4788:2005 – Laboratory Glassware -- Graduated Measuring Cylinders
  3. ISO 648:2008 – Laboratory Glassware -- Single Volume Pipette
  4. ISO 383:1976 – Laboratory Glassware -- Interchangeable conical ground joints
  5. ISO 641:1975 – Laboratory Glassware -- Interchangeable spherical ground joints
  6. ISO 1769:1975 – Laboratory Glassware -- Pipettes - Colour coding
  7. ISO 4785:1997 – Laboratory Glassware --Straight-bore glass stopcocks for general purposes
  8. ISO 4799:1978 – Laboratory glassware -- Condensers
  9. ISO 4803:1978 – Laboratory glassware -- Borosilicate glass tubing
  10. ISO 1773:1997 – Laboratory glassware -- Narrow-necked boiling flasks
  11. ISO 1042:1998 – Laboratory glassware -- One-mark volumetric flasks
  12. ISO 4796-1:2016 – Laboratory glassware -- Bottles -- Part 1: Screw-neck bottles
  13. ISO 4796-2:2000 – Laboratory glassware -- Bottles -- Part 2: Conical neck bottles
  14. ISO 4796-3:2000 – Laboratory glassware -- Bottles -- Part 3: Aspirator bottles
  15. ISO 4142:2002 – Laboratory glassware -- Test tubes
  16. ISO 24450:2005 – Laboratory glassware -- Wide-necked boiling flasks
  17. ISO 835:2007 – Laboratory glassware -- Graduated pipettes
  18. ISO 4787:2010 – Laboratory glassware -- Volumetric instruments -- Methods for testing of capacity and for use
  19. ISO 13132:2011 – Laboratory glassware -- Petri dishes
  20. ISO 6556:2012 – Laboratory glassware -- Filter flasks
  21. ISO 3819:2015 – Laboratory glassware – Beakers
  22. ISO 4797:2015 – Laboratory glassware -- Boiling flasks with conical ground joints

USP – United States Pharmacopoeia

USP Reference Standards are highly-characterized physical specimens used in testing by pharmaceutical and related industries to help ensure the identity, strength, quality, and purity of medicines (drugs, biologics, and excipients), dietary supplements, and food ingredients.

Chapter <660> Containers-Glass/Physical Tests. (2014)

  • This standard regulates the chemical composition and chemical durability of the glass, or the glass’ ability to resist attack by the contents of the container.
  • The two types of glass react differently when exposed to solutions and vapours depending on their manufactured formulation. With these criteria, the USP separates glass into two primary types, Type I and Type III. Type II glass is simply a modification of Type III.