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BS 5880:1990 Method for determination of water absorption of paper and board after immersion in water

BS 5880:1990

Method for determination of water absorption of paper and board after immersion in water

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Standard number:BS 5880:1990
Pages:8
Released:1990-06-29
ISBN:0 580 18519 2
Status:Standard
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BS 5880:1990


This standard BS 5880:1990 Method for determination of water absorption of paper and board after immersion in water is classified in these ICS categories:
  • 85.060 Paper and board

This International Standard specifies a method for the determination of the water absorption of paper and board after total immersion in water for a specified time.

The method is applicable to all types of paper and board which have a degree of water resistance, it is not applicable to very absorbent papers such as toilet tissue.

NOTE The method is analogous to that specified in ISO 769:1972, Fibre building boards – Hard and medium boards – Determination of water absorption and of swelling in thickness after immersion in water.


A method for the determination of absorption after immersion in water for a specified time. Not applicable to very absorbent papers such as toilet tissue.