Paper? Tissue? Nonwovens!
Moist toilet tissues – or flushable wipes – are offered for both adults and toddlers. Nowadays, the material for these special end products are wet-laid, hydroentangled WLS nonwovens.
To ensure that a product can be flushed, it has to pass an official test procedure with seven different tests. However, there is only a labeling requirement for products that do not pass the test (“do not flush"). If a toilet tissue does not disperse in the plumbing system’s agitated water, it can clog pipes in the sewer system. Non-flushable wipes therefore must not be disposed of in the toilet.