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MICHIGAN - Nonwovens fabric manufacturer Acme Mills has launched Natura, a new line of flushable and compostable wipes made from 100% bamboo pulp.

Recognizing the urgency to tackle the issues posed by non-flushable wipes in municipal water systems, Acmemills has commissioned new state-of-the-art equipment to enhance Natura's production capabilities. With the introduction of a 2.4-metre and 3.5-metre-wide spunlace line, the company says it is now equipped to meet the increasing demand for flushable wipes while maintaining the highest quality standards.

Natura is manufactured using 100% natural fibres, derived from sustainable bamboo which is renowned for its rapid growth and minimal ecological impact.

The need for flushable alternatives has become particularly pressing due to recent legislation introduced in California and Europe. These regulations target the disposal of plastic personal hygiene wipes and aim to minimize their impact on wastewater treatment systems. Natura says that its solution addresses these concerns head-on by offering flushable wipes that are compatible with municipal water systems, reducing the strain on infrastructure and minimizing the risk of environmental damage.

"We are thrilled to introduce Natura as the ultimate solution to the environmental challenges posed by non-flushable wipes," said Matt Utley, CSO of Acme Mills. "Our investment in cutting-edge technology, combined with our commitment to sustainable sourcing, demonstrates our dedication to providing eco-conscious consumers with a reliable and responsible choice. Natura not only offers an effective alternative, but it also contributes to the well-being of our planet."


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