Standards are published documents setting out specifications and procedures designed to ensure products, services and systems are safe, reliable and consistently perform the way they were intended to. They establish a common language which defines quality and safety criteria.

Standards can be defined as follows:

  • International standards

Developed by ISO and IEC (and others) and are used directly or adopted by other standardising bodies.

  • Regional standards

Prepared for use in a specific geopolitical region, the best known is the European Union (EU) where EN standards are used. Malaysian standards are considered regional standards.

  • National standards

Prepared, adopted or approved by a national standards body or other body accredited to produce national standards. For example, Malaysian Standard® brand Standards are either developed in Malaysia or are adoptions of international standards.

Malaysian standards are practical and don’t set impossible goals. They are based on sound industrial, scientific and consumer experience and are regularly reviewed to ensure they keep pace with new technologies. They cover everything from consumer products and services, construction, engineering, business, information technology, human services to energy and water utilities, the environment and much more.

In addition to Standards a range of supporting documents are also produced. These include Handbooks and Technical Reports and their role is to provide guidance and assistance on implementing Standards.

  • Current Status MS being developed by MPMA

A total of 389 Malaysian Standards (MS) on plastics to be reviewed by the respective Technical Committee (TC) within the Industrial

Standards Committee (ISC) J, details are as follows:

Technical Committee (TC) Title Number of MS
1 General Method of Test for Plastics 140
2 Plastics Pipes & Fittings 111
3 Plastics Products 109
4 General & Raw Materials for Plastics 23
5 Plastics Tanks 6









The 389 MS are under various stages of development, summarised as follows:

To view Full listing of MS click HERE

Work Progress please click HERE

Stage Codes [National Stage Code] & [International Stage Code]