Bottling standards

Our voluntary standards and good practices guides provide a reference framework that aims to provide guidelines, technical or quality requirements for the use of glass or PET packaging for bottling liquids.
They are the result of industrial know-how and a consensual co-production between our international experts from Cetie member organisations.

The development of voluntary standards and guides

Our network of experts, is divided into several working groups according to their respective fields of activity (food/beverages, cosmetics or pharmaceuticals), or depending on the type of packaging (packaging, glass, PET or cardboard), and initiate work items (geometry, test methods, recommendations, etc.).
Work items' proposals are submitted to Cetie's Board of Directors.
Once validated by our Board of Directors, a meeting schedule is set up.
The final publication of a document request an enquiry, organised within the related working group, to validate the content of the document. It is on the basis of a unilateral consensus within the group that Cetie proceeds to the publishing of the final document.

Why using Cetie standards?

The creation and collective appropriation of our reference documents helps in consolidating the dialogue between the various stakeholders of the interprofessional network by establishing a common language, and thus contribute to improving policies and quality management by facilitating the implementation of methodologies that ensure the conformity of bottled products. Our voluntary standards and best practice guides are used in the case of quality disputes in particular. These documents are free of charge and available only from our website.

How to access to our library ?
Following your request, we will send you your login details in order to connect you to the site;
Your user account will allow you to download our documentation, and also to access our multilingual glossary, our technical FAQ and our image/illustration database: these modules are regularly updated in order to provide the best possible response to the technical problems you encounter.
Some of our documents are subject to official standardisation and become national or international standards. 
They can be so removed from our collection and must be downloaded from the related sites:


"The European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) is one of three European Standardization Organizations (together with CENELEC and ETSI) which brings together national standardisation bodies of 34 European countries. CEN develops standards for various industry sectors through technical committees composed of national bodies. In 2016, CEN set up the Technical Committee which works on the creation of standardised (IT) process models in the insurance sector concerning policy administration and claims handling. The CEN Technical Committee is defined as “the neutral place for the European insurance industry to meet” and will “facilitate the coordination and collaboration on standardization of electronic business between insurance markets in Europe”. BIPAR participates in the meetings of the CEN Technical Committee for the insurance sector as a liaison organisation – without voting rights."

Cetie subscribes to AFNOR in order to ensure the chairmanship of two CEN working groups, of which Afnor is the Secretary:

CEN / TC 261 / SC 5 / WG 21 - Glass packaging
The task of WG1 is to draw up standards in the field of glass containers, e.g. - Dimensions, - Finishes and closures, - Test methods, - Markings.
Convenor: M. Josquin Peycere (Secrétaire Général du Cetie)
Secretary: Mrs. Clarisse Issanes
CEN TC 261 / SC5 / WG25 - Primary packaging and transport packaging
Sub-committee 5 studies general items whatever the materials, shapes or contents and whatever the distribution system and transportation chain adopted. SC5 establishes standards for primary packaging which is defined as all packages in direct contact with the product and for distribution packaging, transport packaging and unit loads including accessories.
Chairperson: M. Stephen Wilkins
Secretary:  Mrs. Shanti Conn

International standards  ISO
"ISO is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 165 national standards bodies.
Through its members, it brings together experts to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, market relevant International Standards that support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges."
Source: ISO
Committee ISO/TC 63
Glass containers

Creation: 1947
Secretariat: BSI
Committee manager: Ms Jacky Duncan
President: M. Josquin Peycere (Cetie general Secretary) (until end 2025)
ISO Technical Programme Manager [TPM]: M Stéphane Sauvage
ISO Editorial Programme Manager [EPM]: Mme Christine Lacroix