Standardization of terms and definitions, test methods and specifications including those needed to perform risk assessment related to substances or particles generated by rubber products during their life cycle,for rubber in any form, rubber products (including their dimensional tolerances) and major rubber compounding ingredients.

By agreement with ISO / TC 61, coated fabrics, flexible cellular materials, footwear and hose, whether made of rubber or plastics, are also dealt with in ISO / TC 45. In the case of speciality hoses of strong user interest to other TCs, e.g. TCs 22, 44, 67, and 131, TC 45 will mutually agree with the user TC concerned on the appropriate method of establishing or revising the International Standards concerned.

Excluding all aspects of:

  • rubber belting (dealt with by ISO / TC 41);
  • tyres (dealt with by ISO / TC 31);
  • certain speciality products, specifically those dealt with by ISO / TC 20, ISO / TC 22, ISO / TC 121 and ISO / TC 157, as well as the rubber seals dealt with by ISO / TC 131.


By agreement, standards in relation to thermoplastic elastomers are developed and maintained by ISO / TC 45 and by ISO / TC 61.

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Published ISO standards *

of which 12 under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 45


ISO standards under development *

of which 4 under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 45

Participating members
Observing members

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 45/SC 1 Rubber and plastics hoses and hose assemblies Subcommittee
ISO/TC 45/SC 2 Testing and analysis Subcommittee
ISO/TC 45/SC 3 Raw materials (including latex) for use in the rubber industry Subcommittee
ISO/TC 45/SC 4 Products (other than hoses) Subcommittee
ISO/TC 45/WG 10   Terminology Working group
ISO/TC 45/WG 16   Environmental aspects and sustainability Working group
Liaison Committees to ISO/TC 45

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/TC 45:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 31 Tyres, rims and valves ISO
ISO/TC 41/SC 3 Conveyor belts ISO
ISO/TC 61 Plastics ISO
ISO/TC 61/SC 5 Physical-chemical properties ISO
ISO/TC 61/SC 14 Environmental aspects ISO
ISO/TC 147/SC 2 Physical, chemical and biochemical methods ISO
ISO/TC 256 Pigments, dyestuffs and extenders ISO


Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 45

ISO/TC 45 can access the documents of the committees below:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 31 Tyres, rims and valves ISO
ISO/TC 61 Plastics ISO
ISO/TC 61/SC 1 Terminology ISO
ISO/TC 61/SC 9 Thermoplastic materials ISO
ISO/TC 61/SC 14 Environmental aspects ISO
ISO/TC 207 Environmental management ISO


Organizations in liaison (Category A and B)
Acronym Title Category
IISRP International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers A
IRRDB International Rubber Research and Development Board A
IRSG International Rubber Study Group A
WCO World Customs Organization A
EC - European Commission European Commission B

Date Month Location TC/SC Note
21-25 October 2024 Nara (Japan) ISO/TC 45  

* Information definite but meeting not yet formally convened
** Provisional

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