Engagement with ISO and CEN

ISO (International Organisation for Standardization) is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 164 national standards bodies.

Through its members, it brings together experts to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, market relevant International Standards that support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges.

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CEN, the European Committee for Standardization, is an association that brings together the National Standardization Bodies of 34 European countries.

CEN is one of three European Standardization Organizations (together with CENELEC and ETSI) that have been officially recognized by the European Union and by the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) as being responsible for developing and defining voluntary standards at European level. 

CEN provides a platform for the development of European Standards and other technical documents in relation to various kinds of products, materials, services and processes.


EDANA’s involvement in technical committees and working groups

ISO and CEN are the main partners for the development of the nonwovens industry’s standards.

EDANA participates in the following committees: 

ISO TC38/WG9           

Textile – nonwovens, ISO 9092
New nonwovens definition approved

ISO TC93/SC13/WG6    

Personal protective clothing, revised  
22610, wet microbial permeability

ISO TC173/SC3/WG2    

Incontinence products, ongoing work    
on 19331 Absorption before Leakage

ISO/TC 61/SC 14/WG2


ISO TC224/WG10

Flushable wipes, finalised TR 24524



CEN TC205/WG14

Barrier properties of surgical gowns and drapes, revised CEN 13795