The VEOCEL™ brand is proud to announce that moist toilet tissue (MTT) wipes utilize LENZING™ Lyocell Short Cut Fibers with Eco Disperse Technology and LENZING™.
Lyocell Fine Short Cut Fibers with Eco Disperse Technology have passed the stringent guidelines of the International Water Services Flushability Group (IWSFG).
According to the IWSFG guidelines, Moist toilet tissue (MTT) wipes made of the fibers, which are marketed to consumers as VEOCEL™ Lyocell fibers with Eco Disperse technology, are deemed flushable.
Notably, wipes made with VEOCEL ™ branded fibers comply with all guidelines by Lenzing fiber suppliers who have conducted and passed all tests.
On the other hand, IWSFG seeks to protect consumers, wastewater management, their staff, and the environment by providing clear guidelines on what should and should not be flushed down the toilet, in order to minimize problems caused by improper disposal of consumer products in the toilet.
This is because water service providers around the world have faced costly problems due to improper flushing of consumer products, which also negatively affects public health and the environment.
There will be some specifications for items that can be flushed down the toilet given by the IWSFG. These are a) the product breaks into small pieces quickly; b) must not be buoyant; c) does not contain plastic.
The IWSFG guidelines are comprised of test methods from INDA/ EDANA, TAPPI/ ANSI, and a new test protocol. The guidelines include evaluations of biological degradation as well as mechanical disintegration.
Besides that, the new Slosh Box test protocol with very low agitation, which is used to assess mechanical disintegration, is considered particularly challenging.
Although, MTT wipes made of VEOCEL™ Lyocell fibers with Eco Disperse technology, were able to pass all the IWSFG guidelines.
Now it is showing that these products can be safely flushed and able to break down in sewer systems.
On the other side, such standards help to protect their water systems from harmful and costly blockages and their marking on retail packs is an important part of consumer education.
Lenzing is pleased to help progress this development and contribute to a healthy environment with VEOCEL™ fibers.