What is new in the Nonwovens Standard Procedures

January 13, 2021:

The following test methods have been reviewed by the Tests & Standards WG and required little to no edits, they are accurate and up-to-date. The revision date has been updated, the version number remains the same.

NWSP 160.2.R0 (20)
NWSP 300.0.R0 (20)NWSP 351.0.R0 (20)NWSP 352.0.R0 (20)
NWSP 400.0.R1 (20)NWSP 401.0.R0 (20)NWSP 402.0.R0 (20)NWSP 403.0.R0 (20)
NWSP 404.0.R0 (20)NWSP 407.0.R0 (20)  

Minor edits were brought to the following methods, their revision date has been updated but their version number remains the same:

  • NWSP 010.1.R0 (20): position of the basket specified in the procedure
  • NWSP 020.1.R0 (20): new picture
  • NWSP 070.1.R0 (20): conversion table added
  • NWSP 090.5 (20): expression of results improved
  • NWSP 100.2.R1 (20): note on tensile tester settings added
  • NWSP 110.4.R0 (20): note on tensile tester settings added

In addition, the new test methods developed in the framework of the Stewardship Program, NWSP 360.1.R0 (20), NWSP 360.2.R0 (20) and NWSP 360.3.R0 (20) are now available for members on the EDANA member portal.

About 20 NWSPs are currently under revision.

April 24, 2020:

The following NWSP methods have been reviewed by the Tests & Standards WG in the last months and required little to no edits, they are accurate and up-to-date. The revision date is updated, the version number remains the same.

NWSP 003.0.R0 (20)
NWSP 004.0.R1 (20)NWSP 005.0.R0 (20) NWSP 010.2.R1 (20) NWSP 010.3.R0 (20) 
NWSP 010.4.R0 (20) NWSP 020.5.R0 (20)NWSP 030.1.R0 (20) NWSP 030.2.R0 (20) NWSP 040.1.R1 (20)
NWSP 040.2.R0 (20)NWSP 060.1.R0 (20)NWSP 060.2.R0 (20) NWSP 060.3. R1 (20) NWSP 060.4.R0 (20) 
NWSP 070.6.R0 (20) NWSP 080.1.R0 (20)NWSP 080.5.R0 (20) NWSP 080.8.R0 (20)NWSP 080.11.R0 (20) 
NWSP 090.1.R0 (20) NWSP 090.2.R0 (20) NWSP 090.3.R0 (20)NWSP 090.4.R0 (20) NWSP 090.6.R0 (20)
NWSP 100.1.R0 (20)NWSP 100.3.R0 (20)NWSP 110.1.R0 (20)NWSP 110.3.R0 (20)NWSP 110.5.R0 (20)
NWSP 120.1.R0 (20)NWSP 120.2.R0 (20) NWSP 120.3.R0 (20)NWSP 120.4.R1 (20)NWSP 120.5.R1 (20)
NWSP 130.1.R0 (20)NWSP 150.1.R0 (20)   
  • NWSP 002.0.R0 (19) has been updated with a new Annex A on the Rules of Engagement for creating and revising NWSP methods
  • NWSP 070.7.R2(20) and NWSP 080.10.R2(20) have been updated with new precision data
  • NWSP 405.0.R0 (15) and NWSP 406.0.R0 (15) have been archived
  • As a result of the review another 12 NWSP methods have been identified that are in need of a revision. As soon as revisions have been approved it will be communicated right here and, in the e-news

August 9, 2019:

  • NWSP 200 series: The 10 SAP test methods have been revised (these are the basis for revision of ISO 17190)
  • NWSP 160.3: One of the linting methods, correction of shaker parameters
  • NWSP 080.3/9/10 and 070.3/7/8: permeability and repellence tests, the ambiguities concerning the use of blotter paper has been resolved
  • NWSP 070.10 (centrifugal retention test) has been released after complete revision

Practical information on particular test methods

Blotter paper

All tests that require the use of blotter paper, specify blotter paper with a basis weight of 139 +/- 11 g/m2, a liquid absorption capacity of at least 480% and a first strike-through time of 2s or less. Amongst others Ahlstrom grade 989 blotter paper meets those specifications and can be purchased from:
Contact: Joerg Hamann Telephone: +49 37 347 8317
Email: joerg.hamann@ahlstrom-munksjo.com

Ahlstrom-Munksjö Germany GmbH
Niederschlag 1
09471 Bärenstein


Sourcing non-commercial items

NWSP 80.10 Coverstock Wetbackweight of 4000+/20 gZwiebelhttp://www.zwiebel.fr/fr/Poids-speciaux-zwiebel.htm
NWSP 80.10 Coverstock Wetbackfoam to support the samples under pressureEurofoam KFM GmbHInternet: www.eurofoam-kfm.de
NWSP 242.0 Absorption against pressurethe ‘Messzellen’ which are used to test the superabsorbent.Junta-polymerswww.junta-polymers.com
NWSP 350.1 SynginaglasswareBehr Labor-Technik GmbHInternet:www.behr-labor.de


How to get a copy of the Nonwovens Standard Procedures

The Nonwovens Standard Procedures are available - free of charge - to EDANA members on the EDANA member portal. In the Document module, type “actualNWSPs” in the search bar and all methods will appear as well as the Table of Content (that includes hyperlinks to directly pre-view the individual methods). 

Non-members are invited to consult our publication form or contact Marie-Josepha Peeters to purchase the complete compilation or one or more individual methods.

Non-members purchasing the full compilation of NWSPs, at the price of €895, can afterwards also benefit from a yearly online access to the latest NWSPs updates at a cost of 349€ per year.

For any questions please contact
Marie-Josepha Peeters