News: UK: UK leads the world in developing a remanufacturing standard
The Centre for Remanufacturing and Reuse is pleased to announce the development of an new British Standard BS8887-220: Design for manufacture, assembly, disassembly and end-of-life processing - Part 220: Remanufacture.
Thursday, 5th November 2009
About the standardThis standard that defines the processes by which used product is turned, through a series of manufacturing of steps, into a like new product. The document is available for public comment and can be accessed through the BSI website (link on left - may require registration).
Remanufacturing is a proven way to extend the life of a product, whilst guarantying levels of performance and lifetime expected of a new product. This benefits the customer by providing lower cost high quality product; the remanufacturer who can produce these products at a fraction of the cost of producing new products; and the environment through to reduced resource use.
There is currently no way of determining the quality of a remanufactured product meaning purchasers cannot guarantee that it will perform as good as new. Through development of this standard, we hope to address this issue, give confidence to buyers and improve the profile of this sector.
The standard is open for public comment meaning you can directly influence its contents. If you are not happy with some of the wording or wish to see changes, now is the time to do it. It is important that we get this standard right, future remanufacturing standards will be built on it and there generally isnít an opportunity to change it for the next three years!
How can it help you?This remanufacturing standard has been written to be applicable to all sectors. If you feel there is a requirement for a more specific standard targeted at your industry, please contact Ben Walsh at the Centre for Remanufacturing and Reuse who is looking to develop sector or product-specific standards. Editors, download the original pdf release using the link on the left.