Using science to create magic
Introducing Flushtec® technology
30% of period products are flushed. Why not make them flushable?
New flushable technology
Using 100% biodegradable materials, our pads are able to break down in just a flush.
01 We use plant fibres for our super soft and breathable top and bottom sheet which keeps you feeling dry and comfortable.
02 Our biopolymer barrier allows blood to absorb quickly into the pad and then keeps it locked away.
03 Our adhesive that keeps your pad securely in place is derived from Tree sap and is non-toxic and water dispersible.
What happens after the flush?
The hydraulic action of the flush starts to tear the pad apart. Much like toilet paper, our pad breaks down even further as it travels through the drainage system. By six hours, over 80% of the pad will have dissolved or broken down into plant fibres the size of an eyelash. By the time the pad reaches the water treatment centre, it can safely pass through the screens where it is then treated and regenerated into biogas and fertiliser.
See it in action
Flushtec® technology ensures our pad only starts breaking apart when it's submerged in water and agitated – just like when it’s flushed.
How can Fluus be absorbent and flushable?
Enter Flushtec®, an innovative technology. Flushtec® makes our pads 15% more absorbent than the market leader, yet it only breaks down when you flush. That’s because of the motion and the amount of water (100x more liquid than the average period).
What exactly is Flushtec®?
Flushtec® is the technology that makes our pads fully flushable. We use plant fibres and natural adhesives which makes Fluus pads strong and absorbent when you wear them, but 100% biodegradable when you flush them down the toilet.
Is it really flushable?
Yes, but don’t just take our word for it. We’ve got proof - the WIS 4-02-06 certificate if you want to get technical. It’s an independent, internationally-recognised certificate that gives manufacturers and consumers the confidence that our products are fit for purpose.
Can I flush the wrapper and peel papers too?
Abso-flushing-lutely! They’re made of the same material as our pads. Feel free to flush one pad, one wrapper and three peel papers in one go.
How absorbent are Fluus pads?
This product is 15% more absorbent than the category leader - designed and tested under lab conditions. But we’re a bunch of scientists, and tested by 1,500 members of our community pre-launch.
How does the Fluus pad breakdown?
The motion of water breaks the pad down, pulling the layers apart and loosening the plant fibres as it moves through the pipes. The pad is then treated along with toilet paper and sewage breaking down, regenerating into clean water, renewable energy and fertiliser at your local water treatment centre. Most period waste will hang around in landfill for over 500 years. Our pad is gone in a flush.
What are Fluus pads made of?
There are three parts to our pad:
1. Our super-soft topsheet is made of cellulose plant fibres
2. Patent-pending absorbent core and barrier are made from biodegradable polymers and plant fibres.
3. Bottom sheet is made from plant fibres (no more plastic against your skin), and we use a non-toxic, plastic-free adhesive derived from tree sap.
Are Fluus pads safe for oceans and aquatic life?
Yes. They are microplastic free and completely non toxic, so will never pollute waterways or harm aquatic life.
Can I also throw Fluus pads in the bin?
We’d rather you didn’t. Fluus pads are designed to break down through flushing, and so a bin may not provide the right conditions for them to fully biodegrade. By flushing them, you know they will break down into clean water, renewable energy and fertiliser at your local water treatment centre.
Are Fluus pads suitable for people with sensitive skin?
Absolutely. The pad itself is made from natural plant fibers with no added fragrances, harmful chemicals or artificial materials. We’ve had incredible feedback from user trials and customers.
Are the pads suitable for vegans and vegetarians?
Yes. There are no animal products in Fluus and we never test on animals.
How often should I change my pad?
As per recommendation by the NHS, we recommend changing every 4-6 hours.