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Flushability standard for China

Standard applies to biodegradable and dispersible disposable sanitary nonwoven materials and specifies the test method and evaluation.

15th October 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  China

Medical/Hygiene

The China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC) has just officially released its Test Method and Evaluation for the Flushability of Disposable Sanitary Nonwoven Materials (GB/T 40181-2021).

The standard applies to biodegradable and dispersible disposable sanitary nonwoven materials and specifies the test method and evaluation. American Hygienics Corporation (AHC), headquartered in Jiaxing,Zhejiang, played a leading role in its drafting.

“We’ve learned a lot from what’s going on in more advanced markets of where they have undergone problems with the mislabelling of such products that don’t comply with regulations or make false claims,” said Nilesh Parmar, CEO and founder of AHC. “There has been no real flushability regulation to date, so this standard is necessary for future growth. With a proper standard in place, the industry will be regulated and policed. I am extremely honoured that AHC could be part of this and we are confident that this standard will soon become widely adopted.”

AHC is one of the largest manufacturers of wet wipes in Asia with two manufacturing facilities and a gross annual output of over a billion wipes a year. Its manufacturing facilities are ISO13485 certified and make regular and over-the-counter drug wipe products as well as carrying US EPA site registrations and collaborating with relevant licensees on infection control products.

www.amhygienics.com

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