New Way to Ensure Absorbent Hygiene Products are Free from Trace Chemicals

SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and
certification company, is helping manufacturers of absorbent hygiene products
(AHPs) prove to wary customers that their products are safe and free from trace

Studies have shown that baby diapers and intimate hygiene products
can contain a wide variety of toxic substance residues. The nature of these
products means this news is of great concern to both regulators and consumers.

Until recently, the only two testing methodologies available to
manufacturers were inefficient. The situation has changed with the release of
the Edana Method NWSP360 Series in November 2020. Linked to the Edana AHP
Stewardship program, which focuses on the detection of trace chemicals in AHP,
this series was developed by a panel of industry experts seeking to create a
realistic, practical, robust, repeatable and reproducible test method.

SGS’s Consumer Compact article looks at the growth in concern over
trace elements in AHPs and the development and advantages of utilizing the
Edana Method NWSP360 Series. The article is aimed at industry insiders and
members of the public who want to gain a better understanding of what is
actually in our AHPs.

Read the original Consumer Compact article, ‘Are Your Absorbent Hygiene Products Free from Harmful Chemicals? | SGS.’

In addition, SGS has created a webinar for the industry – Safety of Absorbent Hygiene Products – Testing for Trace Chemicals.


SGS works closely with stakeholders to
ensure it has the latest testing solutions in place to help manufacturers
supply safe, performant, and regulatorily compliant products to markets all
over the world. In the end, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Learn more
about SGS
Tissue and Hygiene Services.

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About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection,
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global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 89,000 employees,
SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.

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