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The goal of this Working Group is the development of standards for solvents, covering product functionality (performance), toxicity, ecotoxicity,biodegradability, safety and, if necessary, product specific and sustainability aspects not covered under another CEN/TC 411 working group.

Special attention shall be paid to bio-based solvents and their possible differences, if any.
Bio-based solvents might be discriminated by their biological origin, their life-cycle impact and their
overall ecological impact. These functions therefore have to be explicitly described and made
comparable.