PD CEN/TS 17035:2017 - Surface Active Agents. Bio-based surfactants. Requirements and test methods

PD CEN/TS 17035:2017

Surface Active Agents. Bio-based surfactants. Requirements and test methods

Status : Current, Work in hand   Published : March 2017



This Technical Specification sets requirements for bio-based surfactants in terms of properties, limits, application classes and test methods. It lays down the characteristics and details for assessment of bio-based surfactants as to whether they:

  • are fit for purpose in terms of performance related properties;

  • comply with the requirements regarding the health, safety and environment which apply to general surfactants;

  • are derived from a certain minimum percentage of biomass; and

  • comply with at least similar sustainability criteria as comparable (non-bio-based) surfactants.

The criteria of the regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) [11] also apply to bio-based surfactants.


EN 16575 defines the term “bio-based” as derived from biomass and clarifies that “bio-based” does not imply “biodegradable”. In addition, “biodegradable” does not necessarily imply the use of “bio-based” material.

Standard NumberPD CEN/TS 17035:2017
TitleSurface Active Agents. Bio-based surfactants. Requirements and test methods
StatusCurrent, Work in hand
Publication Date31 March 2017
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 14371, EN 16760, EN 16575, EN 13955, EN 12458, EN 14210, EN 1890, EN 12728, EN 13996, EN ISO 14040, ISO 14040, EN 14370, ISO 14044, EN 16640, EN ISO 14044, EN 16751, EN 1772, DIN 53902
Informative References(Provided for Information)CEN/TR 16957, ASTM D7000, Council Directive 1999/13/EC, EN ISO 14593, 67/548/EEC, ASTM D3709, Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006, EN 16848, ASTM D4317, 1272/2008/EC, prEN 16935, ISO 14593, ISO 696
International RelationshipsCEN/TS 17035:2017
DescriptorsSurfactants, Quantitative analysis, Coconut oil, Fatty acids, Alkyl compounds, Palm kernel oil, Gas chromatography, Determination of content, Chemical analysis and testing
Title in FrenchAgents de surface. Agents tensioactifs biosourcés. Exigences et méthodes d'essais
Title in GermanGrenzflächenaktive Stoffe. Biobasierte Tenside. Anforderungen und Prüfverfahren
ISBN978 0 580 94368 3
File Size394 KB

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