NSF International s Flushable Consumer Products CertificationProgram – the only program of its kind – addresses these concernsthrough providing third-party verification of flushability claimsagainst recognized industry standards for flushable products.Certified flushable products will bear the NSF CertifiedFlushable Mark, demonstrating compliance with NSF s stringentcriteria. The Mark indicates whether certified products aresuitable for a sewer system, a septic system or both. Productscovered by the program include nonwoven consumer products such asbaby/adult wipes and napkins. SCA, owner of TENA incontinence care brand as well as the Tork brand, is a global hygiene and paper company that develops andproduces personal-care products, tissue, packaging solutions,publication papers and solid-wood products. Sales are conducted insome 100 countries.
Sales in 2011 amounted to SEK 106 billion (EUR11.7 billion). SCA has about 44,000 employees. To earn certification, SCA partnered with Rockline Industries,which manufactures TENA Flushable Washcloths. NSF scientists testedproduct samples provided by Rockline to ensure they meet therequirements of the program.
Rockline s facilities were alsosubject to an audit to verify that products are being manufacturedto approved specifications and adhere to proper safety and qualitychecks. TENA brand Flushable Washcloths continue SCA s tradition ofinnovation and commitment to environmental responsibility. NSFFlushable Product Certification provides assurance to ourcustomers, regulators and the public that our TENA FlushableWashcloths have been tested by an independent third party and foundcompatible with wastewater collection and treatment systems, saidTor Lund, head of SCA Personal Care North America Marketing. The NSF Flushable Consumer Products Certification Programcomplements our 30-year history of providing wastewater treatmentcertification, compostability, and sustainability services, saidTom Bruursema, General Manager of NSF International sSustainability Division. Led Christmas Decoration
SCA and Rockline are leading the way fortheir industry, demonstrating their commitment to supporting saferwastewater treatment systems through eliminating confusion in themarketplace regarding flushable products. How the NSF Flushable Products Certification Program Works The comprehensive program evaluates products against a rigorousflushability guidance document developed by industry experts fromthe Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA) andEuropean Disposables and Nonwovens Association (EDNA). Thisdocument, called The Guidance Document for Assessing theFlushability of Nonwoven Consumer Products, provides acomprehensive framework and test methods for evaluatingflushability characteristics. NSF s Flushable Consumer Products Certification program is offeredthrough NSF International s Sustainability division and includes: Testing of product samples to ensure they meet the requirements ofthe guidance document. China Bright Led Strip
This testing is conducted using aflushability rig that was custom-built to the test methods outlinedin the guidance document. This includes various drainline slopes,toilets and pipe diameters used in both the US and Europeanplumbing systems. Facility inspections to verify that products are being manufacturedto approved specifications and adhere to proper safety and qualitychecks. NSF certification is granted if all test and inspectionrequirements are successfully completed. Annual facilityaudits/inspections and periodic product retesting are required tomaintain a company s active listing on NSF s website andcontinued use of the NSF Mark. China Led Downlight
This NSF Certified Flushable Mark may also be used on product packaging and marketing materials.