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Cup Crush is one measure of a sheets stiffness which relates to the consumer perception of softness in the hand, or hand feel. This test is typically run on baby and personal care wipes, bath and facial tissue and paper towels. In general, consumers prefer products that are perceived to feel softer in the hand when all other characteristics are perceived to be essentially the same.

The Hydrostatic Head (or Hydrohead) test measures the permeability of a fabric to water under pressure. The higher the pressure reading at the end of the test, the lower the materials permeability. This test is typically used for fabrics used for protective clothing, house wraps, geofabrics, outer covers of disposable consumer products, nonwoven and other moisture barrier materials.


Flushability

This video shows the basic steps in the INDA/EDANA Aerobic & Anaerobic Biodisintegration tests. These are 2 of the 7 tests that a wet wipe or wipe product must pass to be labeled as “Flushable” based on the INDA Flushability Test Methods. This is an industry voluntary standard put out by the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, (INDA). The objective of this test it to demonstrate that the product  will “break down”  or disintegrate in the presence of waste water or sludge.

This video is an overview of the INDA/EDANA Flushability Drain Line test. This is 1 of the 7 tests that a wet wipe or wipe product must pass to be labeled as “Flushable” based on the INDA Flushability Test Methods. This is an industry voluntary standard put out by the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, (INDA). The objective of this test it to demonstrate that the product will pass through typical household drain lines.

This video is an overview of the INDA/EDANA Flushability Household Sump test. This is 1 of the 7 tests that a wet wipe or wipe product must pass to be labeled as “Flushable” based on the INDA Flushability Test Methods. This is an industry voluntary standard put out by the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, (INDA). The objective of this test it to demonstrate that the product will not clog a Household Sump System.

The Slosh Box test is 1 of the 7 tests that a wet wipe or wipe product must pass to be labeled as “Flushable” based on the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, (INDA) Guidance Document 4 on Flushability Test Methods. This is an industry voluntary standard put out by INDA. The International Water Services Flushability Group, (IWSFG) has proposed an alternative method. This video is an overview comparison of the two methods. The objective of this test it to demonstrate that the product will disperse (start to come apart) in the sewer system before reaching the waste water treatment plant.

This video is an overview of the INDA/EDANA Flushability Municipal Pump test. This is 1 of the 7 tests that a wet wipe or wipe product must pass to be labeled as “Flushable” based on the INDA Flushability Test Methods. This is an industry voluntary standard put out by the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, (INDA). The objective of this test it to demonstrate that the product will not clog Municipal Pumps in the waste water conveyance and treatment system.

This video is an overview of the INDA/EDANA Flushability Settling Column test. This is 1 of the 7 tests that a wet wipe or wipe product must pass to be labeled as “Flushable” based on the INDA Flushability Test Methods. This is an industry voluntary standard put out by the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, (INDA). The objective of this test it to demonstrate that the product sink rather than float in the treatment plant settling tanks.

This video is an overview of the INDA/EDANA Flushability Slosh Box test. This is 1 of the 7 tests that a wet wipe or wipe product must pass to be labeled as “Flushable” based on the INDA Flushability Test Methods. This is an industry voluntary standard put out by the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, (INDA). The objective of this test it to demonstrate that the product will start to come apart in the sewer system before reaching the waste water treatment plant.

Prototype Product Lab

This video demonstrates product modification of disposable consumer products. Disposable consumer products such as baby diapers and feminine pads, can be built or modified to test the effects of alternative components on product effectiveness through bench and/or mannequin testing using standardized test protocols. Test protocols can be modified to meet customer requirements.

Mannequin