BS EN 13207:2018 - Plastics. Thermoplastic silage films and tubes for use in agriculture

BS EN 13207:2018

Plastics. Thermoplastic silage films and tubes for use in agriculture

Status : Current   Published : March 2018



This European Standard specifies the requirements related to dimensional, mechanical and optical characteristics of thermoplastic films and tubes used during the manufacture of silage and designed to last at least one year for protecting fodder. It specifies a classification for the durability of silage films and the test methods referred to in this standard. This European Standard is applicable to transparent, black, white or coloured (e.g. black/white) thermoplastic silage films based on polyethylene, ethylene copolymer, EVOH and polyamide. These films are intended for covering bunker silos, silage tubes or silage clamps for preserving forage. They protect the forage and preserve it from rain and air. These films are not intended to cover bales piles (e.g. straw bales and hay bales). Silage films obtained by sealing two or more films in machine direction are out of the scope of this document. This European Standard also defines installation, use and removal conditions of silage films. It defines the conventional useful lifetime, as well as rules that allow evaluating the remaining use potential in the event of a failure before the normal end-of-use date. NOTE These rules allow estimating the residual value of the films. These provisions only apply to the film itself and the damage it has undergone. Any other problem falls within the scope of professional practices and the general terms and conditions of sale.

Standard NumberBS EN 13207:2018
TitlePlastics. Thermoplastic silage films and tubes for use in agriculture
Publication Date09 March 2018
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 4892-2, ISO 527-1, EN ISO 4892-2, ISO 4592, EN ISO 7765-1, EN ISO 527-1, ISO 4593, ISO 7765-1, EN ISO 527-3 (ISO 527-3:1995 AS)
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN ISO 4892-3, EN 15347, ISO 15270, EN ISO 4892-1, EN 15344, EN 16472, EN 15343, ISO 4892-1, ISO 4892-3, ISO 9370:2017, ISO/TR 19032:2006, ISO 10640:2011
ReplacesBS EN 13207:2001
International RelationshipsEN 13207:2018
Draft Superseded By17/30335124 DC
DescriptorsCopolymers, Mechanical properties of materials, Ethylene, Silage, Physical properties of materials, Polyethylene, Sheet materials, Thermoplastic polymers
Title in FrenchPlastiques. Films d'ensilage thermoplastiques et gaines pour utilisation en agriculture
Title in GermanKunststoffe. Thermoplastische Silofolien und -schläuche für den Einsatz in der Landwirtschaft
ISBN978 0 580 92802 4
File Size642 KB

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