The NonWoven Industry and more specifically the wipe Industry is facing a major issue with the misunderstanding of the term flushability. Indeed according to field studies done by INDA and EDANA, non-flushable wipes are clogging the waste water treatment plants as well as the sewer systems’ pumps.  In order to limit and hopefully avoid these problems, INDA and EDANA have been working on guidelines since 2008 with the publication of the first version as well as a Code of Practice. It is now the end of 2013 and these problems are still occurring even though new guidelines were published last June and are currently implemented.

As a supplier of the NonWoven Industry, Nicca USA participated in the last webinar organized by Inda on flushability in order to be aware of the new terminology as well as the seven new tests that will be performed in order for wipes manufacturers to be able to apply the flushability logo to their wipes packaging. It is a permanent effort for Nicca USA to always comply with customer requirements.

For more detailed information on flushability, visit the INDA or EDANA websites.

About Magali Brown

Magali is from Carcassonne, France. She has her master’s degree in chemistry with a specialization in textile and chemicals for textile. She spent 6 years in Fukui, Japan where she obtained her Ph.D. in amenity fiber from the University of Fukui. After obtaining her Ph.D. Magali began working for NICCA Chemical in Japan. After 6 months she relocated to NICCA USA, Inc. where she has been for the past 2 ½ years. Her current role is New Product Development Supervisor where she works closely with customers to meet their needs and requirements. Two main areas of focus are using exciting products and/or custom developments to meet customer’s processes and performance. She is a member of AATCC and is part of their flammability committee. She lives with her husband and their handsome baby boy born earlier this year.
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