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EDANA and INDA launch 2015 Nonwovens Standard Procedures

The procedures offer a way for the nonwovens industry to communicate both across the globe, and within the supply chain.

18th September 2015

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Cary, NC

Industrial, Medical/Hygiene, Sustainable, Construction, Packaging

These Nonwovens Standard Procedures help technically define the nonwovens industry, with specifiers for the properties, composition, and specifications of its products, according to associations.

Offering harmonized language for the industry across the USA and Europe, and recognized by many other individual markets, the procedures offer a way for the nonwovens industry to communicate both across the globe, and within the supply chain to ensure that product properties can be consistently described, produced, and tested.

Indispensable resource for innovators

The harmonized methods contained in the Nonwovens Standard Procedures (NWSP) edition include 95 individual test procedures and guidance documents to support applications across the nonwovens and related industries.

“Nonwovens Standard Procedures is designed to provide a standard series of test methods of the various properties desired in nonwovens and engineered fabrics. It is an indispensable resource for innovators and product developers to communicate with buying influences and ensure their products meet the exact specifications demanded by markets and customers,” said Dave Rousse, INDA President.

“Additionally, laboratory personnel will benefit with enhanced accessibility to the most comprehensive body of nonwovens test methods available in the industry.”

Enriched common language

“I am delighted with the complete revision and update to the Nonwovens Standard Procedures,” said Pierre Wiertz, General Manager of EDANA. “They undoubtedly constitute the best ever set of globally applicable test methods for the nonwovens and related industries.”

“With this unique tool, together INDA and EDANA again provide our members and the larger nonwovens community with an enriched common language intended to facilitate their business, and ultimately, to help them develop solutions to best fit users’ requirements.”

The 2015 edition includes updated or modified procedures with a new numbering structure to make the document more intuitive to search and use. Additionally, each method now also includes a page to summarize and track relevant changes made to the document. In an effort to make all methods more consistent, each one is now presented in a format building on the International Standards Organisation (ISO) template, facilitating any future possible submission to ISO in an effort to become a recognized international standard or technical specification.


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