We understand that there is some confusion, amongst wet wipes suppliers and consumers, as to the viability and usability of flushable wipes (moist toilet tissue). There is a lot of debate around the product, and as leading wet wipes manufacturers, committed to a more sustainable future, we think it is important to answer some of the most commonly raised questions around flushable wet wipes.
- How do I know if a wet wipe is truly flushable?
A truly flushable wet wipe should have passed international flushability standards. These vary from place to place, and a truly flushable wet wipe would need to pass these standards in the country or region where it is being sold and used.
These standards include –
The IWSFG Flushability Standard test
The most updated EDANA/INDA flushability guidelines – this is perhaps the leading, globally recognized standard when it comes to flushability
Fine to flush – this is a UK based standard set by the UK Water Industry
If a wipe is manufactured in line with these standards, then it is truly flushable. Albaad is one of the few leading wet wipes manufacturers in the world whose flushable wet wipes pass all of these standards and regulations.
- Can flushable wet wipes be disposed of in any toilet?
Flushable wet wipes can be flushed or disposed of according to the manufacturer’s guidelines on the packet. These instructions should always be followed. In some cases, you may need to check the age and operational health of the plumbing and its ability to handle flushable wipes.
- Are flushable wipes biodegradable?
Some are, yes. Albaad’s Hydrofine® technology is used to manufacture moist toilet tissue that is 100% biodegradable.
- Can flushable wet wipes be customized?
Always! Moist toilet tissue can be customized as any wet wipe can – this includes its fabric, ingredients, fragrance and packaging. Albaad has over 25 years experience of customizing wet wipes for its global clients, and it applies this expertise to its customization and manufacturing of flushable wet wipes also.
- What are the benefits of flushable wet wipes?
Moist toilet tissue, or flushable wet wipes, are convenient for many reasons. The main one being they provide a hygienic solution for times when toilet paper may not be available. Also those that are biodegradable, are a sustainable solution that takes into account the future environmentally sustainability of wet wipes.
Got more questions about flushable wet wipes manufacturing, use and standards? Contact us and we will be happy to answer them.