This week at IDEA Sellars Nonwovens launched Flushabies, a fully dispersible and flushable dry wipe product with potential in the guest towel, hospitality and medical cloth businesses. Five years in development, the patent pending technology behind Flushabies is a modification of Sellars' DRC (double recrepe) technology, which has been used in the wipes market for decades. The dispersible wipe was recenlty certified as flushable after passing INDA- and EDANA-endorsed testing services, including the Municipal Sewage Pump Test, in North America and Europe.
Featuring what is known as temporary wet strength, Flushabies begin to break down after being submerged in water for 5 to 10 minutes with agitation, including the effects of a standard toilet system, according to vice president of sales Dick Goepel. The product will fully break down to pulp, enabling it to pass through a standard septic screen.
A wet wipe version of Flushabies is in reportedly in development.