Draft standard published for graphical symbols for handling and storage of packaging

17 October 2014

Graphical symbols offer the best possibility of conveying the consignor's intention and their adoption will reduce damage through incorrect handling. Moreover, graphical symbols help ensure safety of workers, who cannot grasp such important information.
In July 2014 ISO/DIS 780 was published, specifying a set of graphical symbols conventionally used for marking of distribution packages to convey handling instructions. An example of the symbols is the wine glass for ‘fragile, handle with care’. When this standard becomes final, it will be the fifth edition of this standard. It will then also become a European standard (World Packaging Standardisation Newsletter, October 2014).
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