ISO 24234:2004 specifies the requirements and test methods for alloys and for mercury suitable for the preparation of dental amalgam, together with the requirements and test methods for that amalgam and the requirements for packaging and marking.
It is applicable to alloys supplied in the form of either a powder in bulk, or a powder compressed to form a tablet, or a powder in predosed capsules.
It is applicable to dental mercury supplied either in bulk quantities, or in predosed sachets, or in predosed capsules.
ISO 24234:2004 does not exclude the supply of alloy or mercury separately.
ISO 24234:2004 is not applicable to alloys intended for use with liquid metals that are not mercury, nor is it applicable to liquid metal alloys.