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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 adoption of a quality management system is a strategic decision for an organization that can help to improve its overall performance and provide a sound basis for sustainable development initiatives.

The potential benefits to an organization of implementing a quality management system based on this International Standard are:
a) the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.
b) facilitating opportunities to enhance customer satisfaction.
c) addressing risks and opportunities associated with its context and objectives.
d) the ability to demonstrate conformity to specified quality management system requirements.

The quality management system requirements specified in this International Standard are complementary to requirements for products and services.

This International Standard employs the process approach, which incorporates the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle and risk-based thinking.

The process approach enables an organization to plan its processes and their interactions.

The PDCA cycle enables an organization to ensure that its processes are adequately resourced and managed, and that opportunities for improvement are determined and acted on.

Risk-based thinking enables an organization to determine the factors that could cause its processes and its quality management system to deviate from the planned results, to put in place preventive controls to minimize negative effects and to make maximum use of opportunities as they arise.

Consistently meeting requirements and addressing future needs and expectations poses a challenge for organizations in an increasingly dynamic and complex environment. To achieve this objective, the organization might find it necessary to adopt various forms of improvement in addition to correction and continual improvement, such as breakthrough change, innovation and re-organization.

To ensure customer satisfaction, Towhidcarton Packaging Industries Co (T.C.P.I) has deployed the requirements of this standard in all its processes and has been succeeded to earn ISO 9001 certificate in 2006 (TUV NORD CERT GmbH).

This Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) Standard specifies requirements for an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system, to enable an organization to control its OH&S risks and improve its OH&S performance. It does not state specific OH&S performance criteria, nor does it give detailed specifications for the design of a management system.

This OHSAS Standard is applicable to any organization that wishes to:
a) establish an OH&S management system to eliminate or minimize risks to personnel and other interested parties who could be exposed to OH&S hazards associated with its activities.
b) implement, maintain and continually improve an OH&S management system.
c) assure itself of its conformity with its stated OH&S policy.
d) demonstrate conformity with this OHSAS Standard by:

1) making a self-determination and self-declaration, or
2) seeking confirmation of its conformance by parties having an interest in the organization, such as customers, or
3) seeking confirmation of its self-declaration by a party external to the organization, or
4) seeking certification/registration of its OH&S management system by an external organization.

All the requirements in this OHSAS Standard are intended to be incorporated into any OH&S management system. The extent of the application will depend on such factors as the OH&S policy of the organization, the nature of its activities and the risks and complexity of its operations.

This OHSAS Standard is intended to address occupational health andafety, and is not intended to address other health and safety areas such as employee wellbeing/wellness programmes, product safety, property damage or environmental impacts.

Towhidcarton Packaging Industries Co (T.C.P.I) performs pollutant and ergonomic tests each year to check the conditions of the work environment and intends to apply the requirements of this standard in a scedueled plan.

Achieving a balance between the environment, society and the economy is considered essential to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Sustainable development as a goal is achieved by balancing the three pillars of sustainability.

Societal expectations for sustainable development, transparency and accountability have evolved with increasingly stringent legislation, growing pressures on the environment from pollution, inefficient use of resources, improper waste management, climate change, degradation of ecosystems and loss of biodiversity.

This has led organizations to adopt a systematic approach to environmental management by implementing environmental management systems with the aim of contributing to the environmental pillar of sustainability.

The purpose of this International Standard is to provide organizations with a framework to protect the environment and respond to changing environmental conditions in balance with socio-economic needs. It specifies requirements that enable an organization to achieve the intended outcomes it sets for its environmental management system.

A systematic approach to environmental management can provide top management with information to build success over the long term and create options for contributing to sustainable development by:

- protecting the environment by preventing or mitigating adverse environmental impacts.
- mitigating the potential adverse effect of environmental conditions on the organization.
- assisting the organization in the fulfilment of compliance obligations.
- enhancing environmental performance.
- controlling or influencing the way the organization’s products and services are designed, manufactured, distributed, consumed and disposed by using a life cycle perspective that can prevent environmental impacts from being unintentionally shifted elsewhere within the life cycle.
- achieving financial and operational benefits that can result from implementing environmentally sound alternatives that strengthen the organization’s market position.
- communicating environmental information to relevant interested parties.

For environmental protection, Towhidcarton Packaging Industries Co (T.C.P.I) have designed and constructed a refinery unit and tests the environmental parameters annually and intends to apply all the requirements of this standard in a scedueled plan.


In 2006, Towhidcarton Packaging Industries Co (T.C.P.I) obtained the national standard No.150 (Characteristics of Carton for General Packaging) for the production of its products (National Standard Organization of Iran).

The purpose of this standard is to determine the characteristics, test methods, sampling of carton sheets (corrugated cardboard) and cartons for product packaging. You should note that:
- This standard applies to cartons and carton sheets (corrugated cardboard) for packaging of general products up to a mass of 40 kg.
- This standard is not applicable to non-penetrating cartons in water, air and cartons with wooden floors.
- This standard is not applicable to the breaking of home appliances.
- This standard does not apply to the packaging of appliances with a mass exceeding 40 kg.
- This standard is not applicable to products that have a documented standard for their packaging.

For more information about this document (National Standard No.150) you can download it from

Some of other national standards that we use are as below table:

Row Standard No. Description
1 106 Paper, boared and pulps - Standard atmosphere for conditioning and testing and procedure for monitoring the atmosphere and conditioning of samples
2 2529 Sodium Hydroxide for industrial use - Sampling
3 6135 Sodium Hydroxide for industrial use - Determination of assay and carbonate
4 4727 Determination of PH value and acidity of starch and starch products
5 133 Paper and board - Determination average quality - Sampling method
6 4541 Paper and board - Sacks Kraft Paper - Specification and test methods
7 3488 Paper - Corrugating medium paper - Specifications and test methods
8 3054 Liner paper - Specifications and test methods
9 1821 Paper - Determination of bursting strength
10 471 Paper and board- Determination of grammage - Test method
11 16479 Corrugated fibreboard - Determination of single sheet thickness - Test method
12 475 Paper and board - Determination of water absorptiveness - Cobb method
13 151 Paper and board - Determination of thickness, density and specific volume
14 19572 Corrugating medium - Determination of flat crush resistance after laboratory fluting- Test method (CMT)
15 1297 Paper - Determination of tearing resistance - Elmendorf method
16 1641 Packaging - Boardboxes for transportation - Compression test (BCT)
17 2888 Corrugated fibreboard-Determination of grammage of the component papers after separation - Test method
18 18983 Corrugated fibreboard - Determination of edgewise crush resistance (unwaxededge method) (ECT)
19 559 Paper and board - Determination of moisture content of a lot - Oven-drying method
20 21200 Pin adhesion of corrugated board by selective separation - Test method (PAT)
21 18051 Paper and board - Determination of compressive strength - Ring crush method (RCT)
22 18993 Corrugating medium - Determination of the edge crush resistance after laboratory fluting - Test method (CCT)

For more information about these documents you can download theme from


Towhidcarton Packaging Industries Co (T.C.P.I) has a good cooperation with the Institute of Standards and Industrial Research of Iran (ISIRI) in order to create the required documentation for the packaging industry.

Also the Quality Assurance unit (QA) is active at the company and monitors the whole process map of company. wherever there is a need for new documentation, the entire process is reviewed and after collecting the required information, necessary actions are taken to create the required documents.

For example, in order to control the quality of molds, stereotypes and packing belts, wood glue and silicate adhesive, internal standards have been written.

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