In recent years, an increased availability of disposable hygiene products has created the need to ensure that nonwoven products are safe for flushing and compatible with municipal wastewater treatment systems. According to the International Nonwovens and Disposables Association (INDA) & European Disposables and Nonwovens Associations (EDANA) guidelines, in order to be flushable, a product must:
- Clear toilets and properly maintained drainage pipe systems under expected product usage conditions
- Be compatible with existing wastewater conveyance, treatment, reuse and disposal systems
- Become unrecognizable in a reasonable period of time and be safe in the natural receiving environments
RespirTek services can help your company decide whether to market your product as flushable. Our company offers anaerobic and aerobic biodisintegration potential testing per INDA & EDANA standards for flushability. We are capable of conducting any of INDA & EDANA’s testing methods following their guidance documents for nonwoven consumer products.