The activities of ICPP are focussed on the world-wide co-operation of manufacturers of industrial plastics packagings in view of safe and practical requirements for the testing and use of dangerous goods packaging .


Accredited as observer in the UN-Subcommittee of Experts for the Transport of Dangerous Goods since 1997, ICPP has supported in many cases the interests of its members by

  • proposing special regulations if needed
  • claiming amendments of existing recommendations if reasonable
  • rejecting unnecessary proposals and packaging provisions regarding plastics packaging for the transport of dangerous goods

Examples for activities of ICPP in the UN Sub-Committee with own proposals and INFpapers

  • 1999: ”Pressure relief devices for rigid plastics IBCs and composite IBCs with plastics inner receptacles”
  • 2000: ”Routine maintenance, repair and remanufacturing of IBCs”
  • 2002: ”Multiple use of flexible IBCs” was adopted by a large majority. The proposed requirements were taken up in the ADR/RID from 1.1.2005. Central part is the new definition for routine maintenance of FIBCs in chapter 1.2.1. (see UN document ST/SG/AC.10/C.3/2002/40).
  • 2005/2006: As a member of the IBC Working Group of the UN Sub-Committee ICPP was actively involved in “Introduction of a Vibration test and the performance of other design type tests for composite IBCs” as result of the adhoc IBC working group of the UN Sub-Committee.
  • 2007/2008: “Rebottling / Cross-bottling of IBCs”.
  • 2009: “Stacking load label for IBCs”.
  • 2011/2012: “Classification criteria of the GHS for class 8 entries”.
  • 2012: “Marking of the date of manufacture with plastic drums and jerrycans”.
  • 2014: “Marking of inner receptacles of composite IBCs”
  • 2014: “Leakproofness testing procedures”
  • 2016: "Maximum capacity of composite plastic drums with plastic inner receptacle"

Further issues – which are still discussed in ICPP – are

  • standardization of the conductivity of IBCs
  • Plastics Drums standardization