Plastic containers for intravenous injections (ISO 15747:2018)

This document specifies requirements to the safe handling and the physical, chemical and biological
testing of plastic containers for parenterals.
This document is applicable to plastic containers for parenterals having one or more chambers and
having a total nominal capacity in the range of 50 ml to 5 000 ml such as film bags or blow-moulded
plastic bottles for direct administration of infusion (injection) solutions.
NOTE In some countries, national or regional pharmacopoeias or other government regulations are legally
binding and these requirements take precedence over this document.

Kunststoffbehältnisse für intravenöse Injektionen (ISO 15747:2018)

Diese Internationale Norm legt Anforderungen zur sicheren Handhabung sowie die physikalische, chemische und biologische Prüfung von Kunststoffbehältnissen für parenterale Injektionen fest.
Diese Internationale Norm gilt für Kunststoffbehältnisse für parenterale Injektionen mit einer oder mehreren Kammern und einer Gesamt-Nennfüllmenge zwischen 50 ml und 5 000 ml, wie Beutel aus Folie oder durch Spritzguss gefertigte Flaschen aus Kunststoff für Lösungen zur direkten Infusion (Injektion).
In einigen Ländern sind nationale oder regionale Arzneibücher oder sonstige staatliche Vorschriften rechts¬verbindlich und deren Anforderungen haben Vorrang gegenüber dieser Internationalen Norm.

Récipients en plastique pour injections intraveineuses (ISO 15747:2018)

Le présent document spécifie les exigences relatives à la manipulation sûre et aux essais physiques, chimiques et biologiques des récipients en plastique pour préparations parentérales.
Le présent document s'applique aux récipients en plastique pour préparations parentérales, munis d'un ou de plusieurs compartiments et ayant une capacité nominale totale comprise entre 50 ml et 5 000 ml, tels que les poches souples en feuille de polymère ou les flacons en plastique extrudé-soufflé pour l'administration directe en perfusion (injection) des solutions.
NOTE Dans certains pays, la pharmacopée nationale ou régionale ou autres réglementations gouvernementales ont force de loi et ces exigences ont priorité sur le présent document.

Plastični zbiralniki za intravenske injekcije (ISO 15747:2018)

Ta dokument določa zahteve za varno ravnanje ter fizično, kemično in biološko
preskušanje plastičnih zbiralnikov za parenteralne izdelke.
Ta dokument se uporablja za plastične zbiralnike za parenteralne izdelke z enim ali več predelki in
skupno nazivno prostornino v razponu od 50 ml do 5000 ml, kot so vrečke iz folije ali pihane
plastenke za neposredno apliciranje infuzijskih (injekcijskih) raztopin.
OPOMBA: V nekaterih državah so nacionalne ali regionalne farmakopeje in drugi vladni predpisi zakonsko
zavezujoči ter imajo te zahteve prednost pred tem dokumentom.

General Information

Status
Published
Public Enquiry End Date
04-Oct-2017
Publication Date
08-Apr-2019
Technical Committee
Current Stage
6060 - National Implementation/Publication (Adopted Project)
Start Date
18-Mar-2019
Due Date
23-May-2019
Completion Date
09-Apr-2019

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Récipients en plastique pour injections intraveineuses (ISO 15747:2018)
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injekcijska oprema injection equipment
SIST EN ISO 15747:2019 en

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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SIST EN ISO 15747:2019
EN ISO 15747
EUROPEAN STANDARD
NORME EUROPÉENNE
March 2019
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
ICS 11.040.20 Supersedes EN ISO 15747:2011
English Version
Plastic containers for intravenous injections (ISO
15747:2018)

Récipients en plastique pour injections intraveineuses Kunststoffbehältnisse für intravenöse Injektionen (ISO

(ISO 15747:2018) 15747:2018)
This European Standard was approved by CEN on 28 February 2019.

CEN members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this

European Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration. Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references

concerning such national standards may be obtained on application to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre or to any CEN

member.

This European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other language made by

translation under the responsibility of a CEN member into its own language and notified to the CEN-CENELEC Management

Centre has the same status as the official versions.

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Turkey and United Kingdom.
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© 2019 CEN All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved Ref. No. EN ISO 15747:2019 E

worldwide for CEN national Members.
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Contents Page

European foreword ....................................................................................................................................................... 3

Annex ZA (informative) Relationship between this European Standard and the essential

requirements of Directive 93/42/EEC [OJ L 169] aimed to be covered ...................................... 5

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EN ISO 15747:2019 (E)
European foreword

This document (EN ISO 15747:2019) has been prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 76

"Transfusion, infusion and injection, and blood processing equipment for medical and pharmaceutical

use" in collaboration with CCMC.

This European Standard shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an

identical text or by endorsement, at the latest by September 2019, and conflicting national standards

shall be withdrawn at the latest by September 2019.

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. CEN shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

This document supersedes EN ISO 15747:2011.

This document has been prepared under a mandate given to CEN by the European Commission and the

European Free Trade Association, and supports essential requirements of EU Directive(s).

For the relationship with EU Directive(s) see informative Annex ZA, which is an integral part of this

document.

The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document. For

undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

For dated references, only the edition cited applies. However, for any use of this standard “within the

meaning of Annex ZA”, the user should always check that any referenced document has not been

superseded and that its relevant contents can still be considered the generally acknowledged state-of-

art.

When an IEC or ISO standard is referred to in the ISO standard text, this shall be understood as a

normative reference to the corresponding EN standard, if available, and otherwise to the dated ISO or

IEC standard, as listed below.

NOTE The way in which these references documents are cited in normative requirements determines the

extent (in whole or in part) to which they apply.
Table — Correlations between normative references and dated EN and ISO standards
Equivalent dated standard
Normative references as listed in
Clause 2 of the ISO standard
EN ISO or IEC
ISO 2768-1 — ISO 2768-1:1989
ISO 2768-2 — ISO 2768-2:1989
ISO 8536-4 EN ISO 8536-4:2013 + ISO 8536-4:2010 +
A1:2013 Amd 1:2013
ISO 10993-1 EN ISO 10993-1:2009 ISO 10993-1:2009
ISO 10993-5 EN ISO 10993-5:2009 ISO 10993-5:2009
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EN ISO 15747:2019 (E)

According to the CEN-CENELEC Internal Regulations, the national standards organizations of the

following countries are bound to implement this European Standard: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria,

Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia,

France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta,

Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,

Turkey and the United Kingdom.
Endorsement notice

The text of ISO 15747:2018 has been approved by CEN as EN ISO 15747:2019 without any modification.

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Annex ZA
(informative)
Relationship between this European Standard and the essential
requirements of Directive 93/42/EEC [OJ L 169] aimed to be covered

This European Standard has been prepared under a Commission's standardization request [M/295

concerning the development of European Standards related to medical devices] to provide one

voluntary means of conforming to essential requirements of Directive 93/42/EEC of 14 June 1993

concerning medical devices [OJ L 169]

Once this standard is cited in the Official Journal of the European Union under that Directive,

compliance with the normative clauses of this standard given in Table ZA.1 confers, within the limits of

the scope of this standard, a presumption of conformity with the corresponding essential requirements

of that Directive and associated EFTA regulations.

NOTE 1 Where a reference from a clause of this standard to the risk management process is made, the risk

management process needs to be in compliance with Directive 93/42/EEC as amended by 2007/47/EC. This

means that risks have to be reduced “as far as possible”, “to a minimum”, “to the lowest possible level”,

“minimized” or “removed”, according to the wording of the corresponding essential requirement.

NOTE 2 The manufacturer’s policy for determining acceptable risk must be in compliance with Essential

Requirements 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 and 12 of the Directive.

NOTE 3 This Annex ZA is based on normative references according to the table of references in the European

foreword, replacing the references in the core text.

NOTE 4 When an Essential Requirement does not appear in Table ZA.1, it means that it is not addressed by this

European Standard.

Table ZA.1 — Correspondence between this European Standard and Annex I of Directive

93/42/EEC [OJ L 169]
Essential Requirements of Clause(s)/subclause(s) of this
Remarks/Notes
Directive 93/42/EEC EN
7.2 4.1.6, 4.2 The part of ER 7.2 relating to
packaging is not addressed.
4.1.6 covers ER 7.2 only in
respect of particulate
contamination.
4.2 covers ER 7.2 only in respect
of the substances specified in the
Standard.
7.3 4.1.5, 4.2 Only the first half sentence of ER
7.3 is addressed.
4.1.5 covers ER 7.3 first part only
in respect of water permeability.
4.2 covers ER 7.3 first part only
in respect of the substances
specified in the Standard.
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7.5 4.1.5, 4.2, 4.3.2 Only the first sentence of ER 7.5
is covered.
4.1.5 covers ER 7.5 first
sentence, first paragraph only in
respect of water permeability.
4.2 covers ER 7.5 first sentence,
first paragraph only in respect of
the substances specified in the
Standard.
4.3.2 covers ER 7.5 first
sentence, first paragraph only in
respect of the substances that
may have a pyrogenic effect.
7.6 4.1.7, 4.3.1 4.1.7 covers ER 7.6 only in
respect of preventing the ingress
of substances to the access port.
8.1 4.1.7 to 4.1.10, 4.3.1 4.1.7 covers ER 8.1 only in
respect of preventing the ingress
of substances to the access port.
4.3.1 covers ER 8.1 only in
respect of impermeability for
microorganisms into the
infusion container.
9.1 4.1.7 to 4.1.11 Restrictions indicated on the
label or in the instructions for
use are not addressed.
4.1.7 covers ER 9.1 only in
respect of the access port cover.
4.1.11 covers ER 9.1 only in
respect of the suspension hanger
and only if the hanger is not an
integral part of the device.
12.7.1 4.1.2, 4.1.3 Only resistance to mechanical
stress is addressed.
4.1.2 covers ER 12.7.1 only in
respect of temperature and
pressure tolerance.
4.1.3 covers ER 12.7.1 in respect
of resistance to damage by being
dropped.

WARNING 1 — Presumption of conformity stays valid only as long as a reference to the European

Standard is maintained in the list published in the Official Journal of the European Union. Users of this

standard should consult frequently the latest list published in the Official Journal of the European

Union.

WARNING 2 — Other Union legislation may be applicable to the products falling within the scope of this

standard.
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INTERNATIONAL ISO
STANDARD 15747
Third edition
2018-09
Plastic containers for intravenous
injections
Récipients en plastique pour injections intraveineuses
Reference number
ISO 15747:2018(E)
ISO 2018
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Contents Page

Foreword ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................iv

1 Scope ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 1

2 Normative references ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

3 Terms and definitions ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

4 Requirements .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2

4.1 Physical requirements ...................................................................................................................................................................... 2

4.1.1 Manufacturing process compatibility ............................................................................................................ 3

4.1.2 Resistance to temperature, pressure and leakage .............................................................................. 3

4.1.3 Resistance to dropping ............................................................................................................................................... 3

4.1.4 Transparency ...................................................................................................................................................................... 3

4.1.5 Water vapour permeability .................................................................................................................................... 3

4.1.6 Particulate contamination ....................................................................................................................................... 3

4.1.7 Cover........................................................................................................................................................................................... 3

4.1.8 Access port — Penetration ability of the insertion point ............................................................. 3

4.1.9 Access port — Adhesion strength of the infusion device and

impermeability of the insertion point ........................................................................................................... 3

4.1.10 Access port — Tightness of the injection point .................................................................................... 4

4.1.11 Hanger....................................................................................................................................................................................... 4

4.1.12 Identification ....................................................................................................................................................................... 4

4.2 Chemical requirements.................................................................................................................................................................... 4

4.2.1 Requirements for the raw container or the sheeting ....................................................................... 4

4.2.2 Requirements for the test fluid ........................................................................................................................... 4

4.3 Biological requirements .................................................................................................................................................................. 5

4.3.1 Impermeability for microorganisms .............................................................................................................. 5

4.3.2 Migration ................................................................................................................................................................................ 5

5 Application of tests............................................................................................................................................................................................. 5

Annex A (normative) Physical tests ....................................................................................................................................................................... 6

Annex B (normative) Chemical tests .................................................................................................................................................................... 9

Annex C (normative) Biological tests ................................................................................................................................................................12

Annex D (normative) Reference spike .............................................................................................................................................................14

Bibliography .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................16

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Foreword

ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) is a worldwide federation of national standards

bodies (ISO member bodies). The work of preparing International Standards is normally carried out

through ISO technical committees. Each member body interested in a subject for which a technical

committee has been established has the right to be represented on that committee. International

organizations, governmental and non-governmental, in liaison with ISO, also take part in the work.

ISO collaborates closely with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) on all matters of

electrotechnical standardization.

The procedures used to develop this document and those intended for its further maintenance are

described in the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 1. In particular, the different approval criteria needed for the

different types of ISO documents should be noted. This document was drafted in accordance with the

editorial rules of the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2 (see www .iso .org/directives).

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. ISO shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights. Details of

any patent rights identified during the development of the document will be in the Introduction and/or

on the ISO list of patent declarations received (see www .iso .org/patents).

Any trade name used in this document is information given for the convenience of users and does not

constitute an endorsement.

For an explanation of the voluntary nature of standards, the meaning of ISO specific terms and

expressions related to conformity assessment, as well as information about ISO's adherence to the

World Trade Organization (WTO) principles in the Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) see www .iso

.org/iso/foreword .html.

This document was prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 76, Transfusion, infusion and injection, and

blood processing equipment for medical and pharmaceutical use.

This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition (ISO 15747:2010), which has been technically

revised. The main changes compared to the previous edition are as follows:
— the text of the Introduction has been moved as NOTE to the end of the Scope;

— a metallic reference spike has been defined, in Annex D, to harmonise measurement of insertion

point functional properties, for orientation and comparison purpose between different containers;

— the test for tightness of the injection point after piercing with a cannula has been revised to better

define acceptance criteria;

— the wording of the titles of requirements and related tests procedures has been harmonised for

better clarity.

Any feedback or questions on this document should be directed to the user’s national standards body. A

complete listing of these bodies can be found at www .iso .org/members .html.
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Plastic containers for intravenous injections
1 Scope

This document specifies requirements to the safe handling and the physical, chemical and biological

testing of plastic containers for parenterals.

This document is applicable to plastic containers for parenterals having one or more chambers and

having a total nominal capacity in the range of 50 ml to 5 000 ml such as film bags or blow-moulded

plastic bottles for direct administration of infusion (injection) solutions.

NOTE In some countries, national or regional pharmacopoeias or other government regulations are legally

binding and these requirements take precedence over this document.
2 Normative references

The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content

constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For

undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

ISO 2768-1, General tolerances — Part 1: Tolerances for linear and angular dimensions without individual

tolerance indications

ISO 2768-2, General tolerances — Part 2: Geometrical tolerances for features without individual tolerance

indications

ISO 8536-4, Infusion equipment for medical use — Part 4: Infusion sets for single use, gravity feed

ISO 10993-1, Biological evaluation of medical devices — Part 1: Evaluation and testing within a risk

management process

ISO 10993-5, Biological evaluation of medical devices — Part 5: Tests for in vitro cytotoxicity

3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.

ISO and IEC maintain terminological databases for use in standardization at the following addresses:

— ISO Online browsing platform: available at https: //www .iso .org/obp
— IEC Electropedia: available at http: //www .electropedia .org/
3.1
access port

area of the infusion container (3.7) consisting of the insertion point (3.9) and the injection point (3.8), if

applicable
3.2
cover

part that protects the access port (3.1) during storage and also provides evidence that the infusion

container has been tampered with

Note 1 to entry: The cover can also envelop the entire container (e.g. outer bag).

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3.3
empty container

raw container (3.11) with identification (3.6), which is suitable for the acceptance, storage and

administration of the injection solution
3.4
gauge pressure
pressure zero-referenced against local atmospheric pressure
Note 1 to entry: Container internal gauge pressure is:

— positive when the container is pressurized above the surrounding atmospheric pressure, and is

— negative when the container is subjected to suction.
3.5
hanger
part of the container that is used to hang it up
3.6
identification
paper label, foil label, printing or embossing used to identify the product
3.7
infusion container

container filled to its nominal capacity (3.10) with parenteral injection product and with identification

(3.6) for the storage and administration of the parenteral injection product
3.8
injection point
point where pharmaceuticals are injected
Note 1 to entry: The injection point and the insertion point can be identical.
Note 2 to entry: Some containers intentionally do not have an injection point.
3.9
insertion point
point which accepts the insertion part of the infusion device
3.10
nominal capacity
intended or declared fluid volume of a container
3.11
raw container

empty container (3.3) that has not yet been sterilized and has no identification (3.6)

3.12
sheeting
plastic material intended for the production of empty containers (3.11)
4 Requirements
4.1 Physical requirements
For physical tests see Annex A.
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4.1.1 Manufacturing process compatibility

The infusion container shall be in accordance with the requirements given in 4.1.2 to 4.1.5 and 4.1.7 to

4.1.12 after the manufacturing process (such as sterilization).
4.1.2 Resistance to temperature, pressure and leakage

The infusion container shall withstand alternating thermal stress, shall be resistant to pressure and

shall be leak-free when tested as specified in A.3.
4.1.3 Resistance to dropping

The infusion container shall sustain no damage after being dropped when tested as specified in A.4.

4.1.4 Transparency

The infusion container shall be sufficiently transparent so that suspended particles, turbidity and

discoloration can be recognised when tested as specified in A.5. Alternative procedures may be used.

Blocking of UV radiation should be considered depending on the content of the container.

4.1.5 Water vapour permeability

Unless otherwise defined for specific applications or uses, the packed infusion solution shall not lose

more than 5 % of its mass during the period of usability, when tested as specified in A.6.

Permeability of other gases (e.g. oxygen) should be taken into account depending on the content of the

container.
4.1.6 Particulate contamination

Infusion containers shall be manufactured so that contamination with particles is avoided.

When empty infusion containers are tested as specified in A.7, no more than 25 particles with a

diameter ≥10 µm and no more than 3 particles with a diameter ≥25 µm shall be found per millilitre of

nominal capacity. Finished parenteral solutions in the infusion containers shall be in accordance with

relevant pharmacopoeial requirements for particulate matter in finished products.

4.1.7 Cover

The access port shall be protected by a cover. Its intactness is determined by visual inspection. It shall

be possible to remove the cover without using mechanical aids.
4.1.8 Access port — Penetration ability of the insertion point

It shall be possible to pierce the insertion point with the insertion part of an infusion device as specified

in ISO 8536-4 or of a reference spike as described in Annex D. The force shall not exceed 200 N at an

insertion rate of 500 mm·min , when tested as specified in A.8.

4.1.9 Access port — Adhesion strength of the infusion device and impermeability of the

insertion point

The material and design of the access port shall be suitable for accepting the insertion part of an infusion

device in accordance with ISO 8536-4 or of a reference spike as described in Annex D, for sealing off

the insertion point and for holding the insertion part firmly when subject to tensile load. When tested

as specified in A.9, no leakage shall occur and the insertion part shall not slide out from the insertion

point. The removal force shall be greater than 15 N.
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Packed solution and used spike can affect the results of the test and should be considered during the

testing.
4.1.10 Access port — Tightness of the injection point

If the container has an injection point, this shall not leak after puncturing and removal of the cannula

when tested as specified in A.10.

Diameter of needles used in the field to add pharmaceuticals in a liquid form into an IV container can

differ from that specified in A.10, for instance to make transfer of viscous drugs easier and faster.

Results obtained when applying the specified procedure provide benchmark to evaluate injection point

performance. However, they do not necessarily reflect the product performance in the intended use.

4.1.11 Hanger

It shall be possible to hang the infusion container up when it is in use. The hanger shall withstand a

tensile load when tested as specified in A.11.
4.1.12 Identification

The identification characters shall be clearly legible, and affixed labels shall not become detached when

tested as specified in A.12.
4.2 Chemical requirements
For chemical tests see Annex B.
4.2.1 Requirements for the raw container or the sheeting

The sheeting shall fulfil the requirements given in Table 1. Alternatively, it may be tested as described

in the relevant pharmacopoeias.
Table 1 — Requirements for the raw container or the sheeting
Requirements Maximum permissible value Test as specified in
Residue on ignition:
polyolefin 5 mg/g B.2
polyvinyl chloride, containing plasticizers 1 mg/g
Metals: Ba, Cd, Cr, Cu, Pb, Sn for each metal, 3 mg/kg B.3
4.2.2 Requirements for the test fluid

The test fluid shall be prepared as specified in B.4. No coloration, but weak opalescence of the test fluid,

is permissible. It shall fulfil the requirements specified in Table 2.
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Table 2 — Requirements for the test fluid
Requirements Maximum permissible value Test as specified in
0,4 ml sodium hydroxide solution
[c(NaOH) = 0,01 mol/l]
Acidity or alkalinity B.6
0,8 ml hydrochloric acid
[c(HCl) = 0,01 mol/l]
in the range of 230 nm to 360 nm:
≤0,25 for infusion containers with a nominal capacity
UV absorbance ≤100
...

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