International Standards Organization

An international organization operating with a view towards improving quality, expanding trade, increasing productivity, lowering costs, and transferring technology around the globe. One of the primary duties of the ISO is to set international standards on products, services, and testing in nearly all industries.

In the paper and pulp industry, the ISO sets standards on the procedures used to evaluate various paper properties. These ISO standards complement tests and standards set by the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry and in many cases vary little from TAPPI standards. They also set standards on international paper sizes. (See ISO Paper Sizes, A Series, and B Series.)

[High Level Data Link Control (HDLC) is an ISO protocol. ISO developed the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI), a seven-layered model for communications processing.

This group set standards for most of Europe, including drafting standards. Claris CAD supports this standard.]

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