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DIN Standards Committee Paper, board and pulps

About NPa

The DIN Standards Committee Paper, board and pulps (NPa) is part of DIN and the responsible committee for the standardisation in the field of requirements and test methods. In detail, the requirements and specifications cover the following areas:

  • raw material(s);
  • pulps;
  • finished commodities and products;
  • ageing resistance;
  • criteria for the assessment of environmental efficiency.

For the examination of the requirements and specifications the following corresponding test methods have to be specified:

  • chemical-technological test methods;
  • optical test methods;
  • physical-technological test methods.

Included are ability tests for inkjet-media as well as test methods for tissue paper, tissue products and non-woven.

The NPa is the National mirror committee of ISO/TC 6 "Paper, board and pulps" (Secretariat Canada) and responsible for co-ordinating the German work for the International (ISO) standardisation.

The NPa is also the National mirror committee of CEN/TC 172 "Pulp, paper and board" (Secretariat DIN-NPa, Germany) and responsible especially for the guidance of the Secretariat of CEN/TC 172.

How is NPa composed?

EN 646 & EN 648

Source for examples of glass fibre papers

One source for the glass fibre papers that meets the requirements of EN 646 and EN 648 is the glass fibre paper MN 86/70 BF (60 mm x 90 mm) with the article/order number 40086/70/001 of a product supplied by Macherey-Nagel.

This information is given for the convenience of users of EN 646 and EN 648 and does not constitute an endorsement by CEN or DIN of the product named. Equivalent products may be used if they can be shown to lead to the same results.


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Michaela Treige

Am DIN-Platz
Burggrafenstraße 6
10787 Berlin

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New projects
Document number Begin Title
DIN ISO/TS 14778 2022-08-18 Paper and board - Measurement of water contact angle by optical methods (ISO/TS 14778:2021) More  Comment 
DIN ISO 13820 2022-08-18 Paper, board and corrugated fibreboard - Description and calibration of compression-testing equipment (ISO 13820:2021) More  Comment 
DIN EN ISO 12625-5 rev 2022-07-13 Tissue-Papier und Tissue-Produkte - Teil 5: Bestimmung der breitenbezogenen Nassbruchkraft More  Comment 

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Current Draft Standards
Document number Edition Title
DIN ISO 11093-4 2022-11 Paper and board - Testing of cores - Part 4: Measurement of dimensions (ISO 11093-4:2022); Text in German and English More 
DIN EN 17917 2022-10 Paper and board - Paper and board intended to come into contact with foodstuffs - Determination of aluminium in aqueous extracts; German and English version prEN 17917:2022 More  Read draft and comment

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New publications
Document number Edition Procedure Title
ISO 5270 2022-08 Standard Pulps - Laboratory sheets - Determination of physical properties More  Order from Beuth Verlag
ISO 12625-4 2022-08 Standard Tissue paper and tissue products - Part 4: Determination of tensile strength, stretch at maximum force and tensile energy absorption More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN EN ISO 638-1 2022-07 Standard Paper, board, pulps and cellulosic nanomaterials - Determination of dry matter content by oven-drying method - Part 1: Materials in solid form (ISO 638-1:2022); German version EN ISO 638-1:2022 More  Order from Beuth Verlag

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