This document covers physical properties and characteristics for the packaging for small and light weight postal items to be delivered into the consumer’s letterbox. It covers the main design features for the packaging of letterboxable postal items, notably the sizes and stacking as well as postal and environmental requirements.
This document is targeted to e-retailers and postal operators.

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This European Standard specifies material parameters, test requirements and procedures for the comparative testing of grades of high molecular weight high density polyethylene (PE-HD-HMW) and medium molecular weight high density polyethylene (PE-HD-MMW), used for the manufacture of packagings and IBCs for the transport of dangerous goods. It is intended to be used in conjunction with selective testing for packagings for liquids. The standard is not intended to be used for comparative testing of recycled plastics material.
NOTE    This European Standard is intended to be used in conjunction with one or more of the international regulations set out in the Bibliography.

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This European Standard specifies the requirements for dimensional, mechanical and optical characteristics of stretch thermoplastic films for wrapping bales used for ensilaging of forage. It specifies a classification for solar reflectance of the films.
This European Standard specifies also test methods to check these requirements.
This European Standard is applicable to white, black or coloured films based on polyolefin materials. It covers the width range from 250 mm up to 1 000 mm.
The performances of the stretch films in conformance with this European Standard are based on the use of at least six layers of films, pre-stretched at a ratio between 60 % and 70 % for round bales and a ratio of 55 % and 65 % for wrapping square bales.
This European Standard also gives guidance for storage of rolls and instructions for wrapping, storage of wrapped bales and for disposal of films.

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This European Standard specifies the requirements for dimensional, mechanical, oxygen transmission rate and optical characteristics of stretch thermoplastic films for wrapping bales used for ensilaging of forage. It specifies a classification for solar reflectance of the films.
This European Standard specifies also test methods to check these requirements.
It specifies also test methods for the determination of the airtightness and oxygen permeability determined on a wrapped artificial bale.
This European Standard is applicable to white, black or coloured films based on polyolefin materials. It covers the width range from 250 mm up to 1 000 mm.
The performances of the stretch films in conformance with this European Standard are based on the use of at least six layers of films, pre-stretched at a ratio between 60 % and 70 % for round bales and a ratio of 55 % and 65 % for wrapping square bales.
This European Standard also gives guidance for storage of rolls and instructions for wrapping, storage of wrapped bales and for disposal of films.

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In addition to ISO 9001, this document specifies Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) requirements
applicable to primary packaging materials for a quality management system where an organization
needs to demonstrate its ability to provide primary packaging materials for medicinal products,
which consistently meet customer requirements, including regulatory requirements and International
Standards.
In this document the term “if appropriate” is used several times. When a requirement is qualified by this
phrase, it is deemed to be “appropriate” unless the organization can document a justification otherwise.
This document is an application standard for the design, manufacture and supply of primary packaging
materials for medicinal products.

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This European Standard specifies material parameters, test requirements and procedures for the comparative testing of polyethylene grades of high molecular weight high density polyethylene (PE-HD-HMW) and medium molecular weight high density polyethylene (PE-HD-MMW), used for the manufacture of packaging and IBCs for the transport of dangerous goods. It is intended to be used in conjunction with selective testing for packaging for liquids. The standard is not intended to be used for comparative testing of recycled plastics material.
NOTE   This European Standard is intended to be used in conjunction with one or more of the international regulations set out in the Bibliography.

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ISO 15378:2017 specifies requirements for a quality management system when an organization:
a) needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, and
b) aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.
All the requirements of this International Standard are generic and are intended to be applicable to any organization, regardless of its type or size, or the products and services it provides.
NOTE 1 In this International Standard, the terms "product" or "service" only apply to products and services intended for, or required by, a customer.
NOTE 2 Statutory and regulatory requirements can be expressed as legal requirements.
In addition to ISO 9001, this document specifies Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) requirements applicable to primary packaging materials for a quality management system where an organization needs to demonstrate its ability to provide primary packaging materials for medicinal products, which consistently meet customer requirements, including regulatory requirements and International Standards.
In ISO 15378:2017 the term "if appropriate" is used several times. When a requirement is qualified by this phrase, it is deemed to be "appropriate" unless the organization can document a justification otherwise.
ISO 15378:2017 is an application standard for the design, manufacture and supply of primary packaging materials for medicinal products.

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This draft European Standard provides test methods and values for materials for sterile barrier systems and/or packaging systems that are intended to maintain sterility of terminally sterilized medical devices to the point of use.
The need for a protective packaging may be determined by the manufacturer and the user.
This part of EN 868 only introduces performance requirements and test methods that are specific to the products covered by this part of EN 868 but does not add or modify the general requirements specified in EN ISO 11607-1.
As such, the particular requirements in 4.2 can be used to demonstrate compliance with one or more but not all of the requirements of EN ISO 11607-1.
When additional materials are used inside the sterile barrier system in order to ease the organization, drying or aseptic presentation (e.g. inner wrap, container filter, indicators, packing lists, mats, instrument organizer sets, tray liners or an additional envelope around the medical device) then other requirements, including the determination of the acceptability of these materials during validation activities, may apply.
The materials specified in 4.2.2.1 to 4.2.2.3 of this part of EN 868 are intended for single use, the materials specified in 4.2.2.4 are intended for reuse.

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This draft European Standard provides test methods and values for paper used in the manufacture of preformed sterile barrier systems and/or packaging systems that are intended to maintain sterility of terminally sterilized medical devices to the point of use.
The need for a protective packaging may be determined by the manufacturer and the user.
This part of EN 868 only introduces performance requirements and test methods that are specific to the products covered by this part of EN 868 but does not add or modify the general requirements specified in EN ISO 11607-1.
As such, the particular requirements in 4.2 to 4.3 can be used to demonstrate compliance with one or more but not all of the requirements of EN ISO 11607-1.
Paper specified in this part of the series EN 868 is intended for use in part or complete manufacture of pouches and form and fill packs and lidding material for packs.
NOTE 1   The paper specified in this part of the EN 868 series is suitable for the manufacture of sterile barrier systems to be used in ethylene oxide, irradiation or low temperature steam formaldehyde sterilization processes and to produce coated paper according to EN 868-7.
NOTE 2   Paper according to EN 868-3 can also be used for these sterilization processes.
The materials specified in this part of EN 868 are intended for single use only.
When additional materials are used inside the sterile barrier system in order to ease the organization, drying or aseptic presentation (e.g. inner wrap, container filters, indicators, packing lists, mats, instrument organizer sets, tray liners or an additional envelope around the medical device) then other requirements, including the determination of the acceptability of these materials during validation activities, may apply.

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This draft European Standard provides test methods and values for sealable adhesive coated paper manufactured from paper complying with EN 868-6, used as sterile barrier systems and/or packaging systems that are intended to maintain sterility of terminally sterilized medical devices to the point of use. The materials specified in this part are intended to be used for ethylene oxide or irradiation sterilization.
The need for a protective packaging may be determined by the manufacturer and the user.
This part of EN 868 only introduces performance requirements and test methods that are specific to the products covered by this part of EN 868 but does not add or modify the general requirements specified in EN ISO 11607-1.
As such, the particular requirements in 4.2 to 4.3 can be used to demonstrate compliance with one or more but not all of the requirements of EN ISO 11607-1.
When additional materials are used inside the sterile barrier system in order to ease the organization, drying or aseptic presentation (e.g. inner wrap, container filter, indicators, packing lists, mats, instrument organizer sets, tray liners or an additional envelope around the medical device) then other requirements, including the determination of the acceptability of these materials during validation activities, may apply.
The materials specified in this part of EN 868 are intended for single use only.

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This draft European Standard specifies requirements for single and double cold reduced blackplate in the form of coils which are intended for manufacturing tinplate or ECCS in accordance with EN 10 202 or En 203. Single reduced blackplate is specified in nominal thicknesses that are multiples of 0,005 mm from 0,17 mm up to and including 0,49 mm. Double reduced blackplate is specified in nominal thicknesses that are multiples of 0,005 from 0,14 mm up to and including 0,29 mm. This standard applies to coils in nominal minimum widths of 600 mm either with trimmed or untrimmed edges.

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This European Standard specifies a method to determine whether a film of adhesive of given dimensions will craze, crack or fracture at a specified temperature.
Alternatively, the temperature at which the film will craze, crack or fracture can be determined.
The method described can be used as a quality control test, or to compare the flexibility of adhesives at low temperatures.

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This European Standard specifies a test method to determine the foam formation, or air entrainment during rapid stirring of aqueous adhesives with a maximum viscosity of 10 000 MPa·s at room temperature determined in accordance with EN 12092.

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This European Standard specifies test methods to assess the coefficients of friction of potentially adhesive films or layers, such as coatings with reactivable adhesives, hot melts or waxes, for use with paper and board, packaging and disposable sanitary products.

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This Technical Report covers the safety of flexible plastics packaging that is likely to be accessible to children in the home and may pose a risk of suffocation. It includes flexible plastics packaging intended for single or repeated use.

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ISO 13127:2012 specifies test methods for mechanical testing of reclosable child resistant packaging. The data generated by these mechanical test methods are suitable for comparing child resistant characteristics of related reclosable packaging systems.

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This European Standard covers the safety of flexible plastics packaging that is likely to be accessible to children in the home and may pose a risk of suffocation.
It includes flexible plastics packaging intended for single or repeated use.

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This European Standard specifies the packing process for objects considered by the owner/custodian as ready to be moved.

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This standard defines the principal existing processes for material recycling and their inter-relationship. Both packaging and recovery technologies are subject to continuing and rapid development. This standard describes the present stage of knowledge but may be subject to modifications in the light of new developments. The essential relationship between this and the four other (mandated) European Packaging Standards and one (mandated) CEN Report is specified in the standard prEN 261265.

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This clause of Part 1 is applicable, except as follows: Addition: This standard applies to strapping tools.

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This European Standard specifies whether a paper or board sample contains substances which may be trans-mitted through the air space to a test substance and affect its taste. It is applicable to all kinds of paper and board, including coated and printed material, intended to come into contact with foodstuffs. It is not applicable for the determination of consumers' preference.

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This European Standard specifies the test method for assessment of the odour released by a paper or board sample. It is applicable to all kinds of paper and board, including coated and/or printed material, intended to come into direct or indirect contact with foodstuffs. It is not applicable for the determination of consumers' preference.

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This Technical Report provides some examples of substances and materials that may cause a sustained impediment in the recycling activities, and is intended to assist in the assessment requirements set out in the standard EN 13430.
It describes substances or materials which cause problems or inhibit the recycling process, or which have a negative influence on the quality of recycled material, and for which it is considered that technological solutions will not be developed in the near future.
These examples are however qualified by the fact that the recycling operations can vary from region to region and state to state, that technology is constantly changing, and that the use to which the recycled material is put will also determine whether such substances and materials are a problem.

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This European Standard specifies a test method for the assessment of substitute tests performed with volatile test media for the determination of migration from paper and board intended to come into contact with fatty foodstuffs at all temperatures and for any period of time.
NOTE   At the time that this European Standard was prepared, the EU directives for material coming into contact with food required use iso-octane or 95 % v/v aqueous ethanol.

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This document covers physical properties and characteristics for the packaging for small and light weight postal items to be delivered into the consumer’s letterbox. It covers the main design features for the packaging of letterboxable postal items, notably the sizes and stacking as well as postal and environmental requirements.
This document is targeted to e-retailers and postal operators.

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ISO 16103:2005 specifies the requirements and test methods for the production of recycled plastics materials to be used for packagings for the transport of dangerous goods. This includes guidance on the quality assurance programme.

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This European Standard specifies additional requirements on the chemical composition of aluminium and aluminium alloys intended for the manufacture of packaging and packaging components, as well as related specific technical conditions of inspection and delivery. The scope of this standard is fully defined by the final application.
NOTE   Some of the products listed in the present standard can be subject to patent or patent applications, and their listing herein does not in any way imply the granting of a licence under such patent right.
CEN/TC 132 affirms it is policy that in the case when a patentee refuses to grant licenses on standardised standard products under reasonable and not discriminatory conditions then this product shall be removed from the corresponding standard.

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This standard describes methods of determining the puncture resistance of a flexible packaging material.  The method is applicable to multilayer flexible packaging materials.

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This standard describes methods for the quantitative determination of residual solvents in flexible packaging by dynamic headspace chromatography where the chemical identities of the residual solvents to be determined are known before commencing the analysis. Residues from thermal decomposition products are not within the scope of this standard.
The method is applicable to flexible packaging materials that may consist of mono- or multiplayer plastic films, paper or board, foil or combinations thereof.
This method does not apply to residual solvents with amounts lower than 0,5 mg/m2.

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This standard describes methods of determining the puncture resistance of a flexible packaging material.  The method is applicable to multilayer flexible packaging materials.

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This standard describes methods for the quantitative determination of residual solvents in flexible packaging by dynamic headspace chromatography where the chemical identities of the residual solvents to be determined are known before commencing the analysis. Residues from thermal decomposition products are not within the scope of this standard.
The method is applicable to flexible packaging materials that may consist of mono- or multiplayer plastic films, paper or board, foil or combinations thereof.
This method does not apply to residual solvents with amounts lower than 0,5 mg/m².

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This standard defines quality classes of timber used in industrial packaging and reusable pallets. Two classes P1 and P2 are defined with minimum requirements based on visual classification.

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This European Standard gives guidance on the selection and use of steel and non-metallic tensional strapping.  The term steel strapping covers flat band strapping. Non-metallic strapping covers weftless strapping and extruded thermoplastic strapping.
NOTE 1   EN 13246 specifies the breaking strength and dimensional tolerances of steel strapping and gives guidance on surface finishes of steel strapping.
NOTE 2   EN13394 specifies the dimensional tolerances and tensile properties of non-metallic tensional strapping and weftless (textile) strapping and gives guidance on surface finishes available.

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This standard specifies permitted deviations (due to variability in sawing and processing) from target thicknesses and widths for sawn timber used in industrial packaging when measured at a defined reference moisture content. It also gives preferential sizes of this timber.

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This European Standard specifies a method for the evaluation of the ultimate aerobic biodegradability of packaging materials based on organic compounds under controlled composting conditions by measurement of released carbon dioxide at the end of the test. This method is designed to resemble typical aerobic composting conditions for the organic fraction of mixed municipal solid waste. The packaging material is exposed in a laboratory test to an inoculum which is derived from compost. The aerobic composting takes place in an environment where especially temperature, aeration and humidity are closely monitored and controlled. The test method is designed to yield a percentage and rate of conversion of carbon of the test material to released carbon dioxide.
The conditions described in this European Standard do not necessarily always correspond to the optimal conditions allowing the maximum degree of biodegradation to occur.

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This part 2 should be read in conjunction with prEN (261190) part 1 and describes rapid methods as commonly used in quality control for example for monitoring the level of residual solvents used in the production of flexible packaging by static headspace chromatography. The procedure described in this part involves one single injection of the headspace which implies an incomplete extraction of the solvent. The values obtained may be lower than the absolute content which should be determined according to Part 1. During the analysis there may be interferences from possible products of thermal decomposition.

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This European Standard is used to evaluate the disintegration of packaging materials in a pilot-scale aerobic composting test under defined conditions. Other methods should be used to measure the biodegradability of the packaging materials. Packaging materials are mixed with biowaste and spontaneously composted for 12 weeks in practical oriented composting conditions. At the end of the composting cycle the disintegration is measured by sieving of the compost and the calculation of a mass balance. The influence of the tested sample on the quality of the compost can be be studied by using the compost obtained at the end of the composting process for further measurements such as chemical analyses and ecotoxicity tests.
Additionally this method can be used for visual perception and photographic documentation of the disintegration of packaging materials and for evaluating the effect of their addition on the composting process.

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This part 1 describes methods for the quantitative determination of residual solvents in flexible packaging by static headspace chromatography. The chemical identities of the residual solvents to be determined by this must be known before commencing the analysis. During the analysis there may be interferences from possible products of thermal decomposition. Residues from thermal decomposition products are not within the scope of this standard. Additional peaks due to these products shall not be considered for evaluation of residual solvents.

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This European Standard gives guidance on the selection and use of steel and non-metallic tensional strapping.  The term steel strapping covers flat band strapping. Non-metallic strapping covers weftless strapping and extruded thermoplastic strapping.
NOTE 1   EN 13246 specifies the breaking strength and dimensional tolerances of steel strapping and gives guidance on surface finishes of steel strapping.
NOTE 2   EN13394 specifies the dimensional tolerances and tensile properties of non-metallic tensional strapping and weftless (textile) strapping and gives guidance on surface finishes available.

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This draft European Standard establishes a methodology for the calculation of the rate of recycling of packaging and packaging material. Note: The packaging supply chain also use other ratios in the management of their operations. The flow diagrams used in the methodology set out in this draft Standard can be used in the evaluation of such other ratios and examples are given.

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This standard defines a method for the calculation of the rate of energy recovery of combustible packaging waste.

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This European Standard is used to evaluate the disintegration of packaging materials in a pilot-scale aerobic composting test under defined conditions. Other methods should be used to measure the biodegradability of the packaging materials. Packaging materials are mixed with biowaste and spontaneously composted for 12 weeks in practical oriented composting conditions. At the end of the composting cycle the disintegration is measured by sieving of the compost and the calculation of a mass balance. The influence of the tested sample on the quality of the compost can be be studied by using the compost obtained at the end of the composting process for further measurements such as chemical analyses and ecotoxicity tests.
Additionally this method can be used for visual perception and photographic documentation of the disintegration of packaging materials and for evaluating the effect of their addition on the composting process.

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This European Standard specifies a method for the evaluation of the ultimate aerobic biodegradability of packaging materials based on organic compounds under controlled composting conditions by measurement of released carbon dioxide at the end of the test. This method is designed to resemble typical aerobic composting conditions for the organic fraction of mixed municipal solid waste. The packaging material is exposed in a laboratory test to an inoculum which is derived from compost. The aerobic composting takes place in an environment where especially temperature, aeration and humidity are closely monitored and controlled. The test method is designed to yield a percentage and rate of conversion of carbon of the test material to released carbon dioxide.
The conditions described in this European Standard do not necessarily always correspond to the optimal conditions allowing the maximum degree of biodegradation to occur.

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This part 1 describes methods for the quantitative determination of residual solvents in flexible packaging by static headspace chromatography. The chemical identities of the residual solvents to be determined by this must be known before commencing the analysis. During the analysis there may be interferences from possible products of thermal decomposition. Residues from thermal decomposition products are not within the scope of this standard. Additional peaks due to these products shall not be considered for evaluation of residual solvents.

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This part 2 should be read in conjunction with prEN (261190) part 1 and describes rapid methods as commonly used in quality control for example for monitoring the level of residual solvents used in the production of flexible packaging by static headspace chromatography. The procedure described in this part involves one single injection of the headspace which implies an incomplete extraction of the solvent. The values obtained may be lower than the absolute content which should be determined according to Part 1. During the analysis there may be interferences from possible products of thermal decomposition.

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This European Standard specifies dimensions and physical properties for non-metallic strapping used to secure, to close, to unitise or to strengthen packages applied by hand tools or automatic machines.
NOTE   For particular applications or specific requirements, other dimensions can be supplied by agreement between customer and supplier.

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This Specification defines dimensions, physical properties and special requirements for Tensional Steel Strapping used for lifting, lashing and securing of loads.  This steel strapping forms part of a complete system of equipment, seals and strapping and shall be used according to the instructions issued by the manufacturer, which incorporate all the system requirements.

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This European Standard specifies the dimensions and physical properties of a range of edge protectors which are used in conjunction with tensional strapping.

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This European Standard specifies the dimensions and physical properties of a range of tensional steel strapping used to secure, close or strengthen packages and to band unit loads.
The types of tensional steel strapping covered by this European Standard and their characteristics are listed in Table 1.

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This European Standard specifies the dimensions and physical properties of a range of tensional steel strapping used to secure, close or strengthen packages and to band unit loads.
The types of tensional steel strapping covered by this European Standard and their characteristics are listed in Table 1.

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