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AS/NZS 2588:2018

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  • Draft for comment (8)

      • DR AS/NZS 5901:2019 Information and documentation — International Standard Recording Code (ISRC)

        Comments are invited until 27/12/2019

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      • DR SA/SNZ TR ISO 21965:2019 Information and documentation — Records management in enterprise architecture

        Comments are invited until 27/12/2019

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      • DR 19907 CP Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.17: Particular requirements for blankets, pads, clothing and similar flexible heating appliances Amendment 2

        Comments are invited until 03/02/2020

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      • DR 19906 CP Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.14: Particular requirements for kitchen machines Amendment 1

        Comments are invited until 03/02/2020

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      • DR 19908 CP Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety - Part 2.23: Particular requirements for appliances for skin or hair care Amendment 1

        Comments are invited until 03/02/2020

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      • DR 19909 CP Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety - Part 2.29: Particular requirements for battery chargers Amendment 1

        Comments are invited until 03/02/2020

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      • DR 19910 CP Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety - Part 2.31: Particular requirements for range hoods and other cooking fume extractors Amendment 4

        Comments are invited until 03/02/2020

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      • DR 19911 CP Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety - Part 2.54: Particular requirements for surface-cleaning appliances for household use employing liquids or steam Amendment 3

        Comments are invited until 03/02/2020

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  • Standards Published (1)

      • AS/NZS 1301.800:2019 Methods of test for pulp and paper, Method 800: Compression resistance of fibreboard boxes (cases)

        Objective is to prescribe the apparatus and test procedure to be followed when assessing the compression resistance of unfilled fibreboard boxes in any desired direction. The major changes in this edition are as follows: The requisite specifications of compression testers with platen areas of any size are expressed more clearly; a sub-clause is included to state that five replicate tests are expected - though not obligatory; a calculation clause is included; and the clarity of expression in some clauses has been enhanced.

        Supersedes AS/NZS 1301.800s:2006

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  • Withdrawals and Proposals to Withdraw (1)

      • AS/NZS 1301.800s:2006 Methods of test for pulp and paper - Compression resistance of fibreboard boxes (cases)

        Superseded by AS/NZS 1301.800:2019

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