In the 21st century, the need for truly sustainable options remains one of the most critical challenges facing the global community. DuPont science is committed to creating better
products that help people have a safer, healthier life, as well as sustainable solutions that help protect the environment they live in. To that purpose, the company has set up a product
stewardship system to regularly assess, and address, the safety and environmental impact of its products, and to proactively ensure accordance with latest regulatory requirements.
Such systems apply to its toothbrush filaments: DuPont invests vast amounts of time and resources in making sure that every filament that comes out of its factories around the world meets the most stringent product safety requirements. All of its Tynex® and Herox® monofilaments are thoroughly tested and certified for food contact through the company’s corporate regulatory and product stewardship department – which carries the full backing and reputation of the DuPont Corporation. The DuPont Filaments business invests a lot of effort and resources, spending for example three years in gaining both internal and regulatory approval for all 39 colours of its range of Herox® monofilaments.
Hazardous materials, for which the company is able to produce statements their absence during manufacture of its monofilaments, include heavy metals or Bisphenol-A. “In
times where customers are increasingly concerned about safety of products being produced virtually anywhere in the world, it is important to ensure that you only use 100% safe filament
for your toothbrush,” comments Son Do Phan, Global Segment Leader DuPont Filaments - Oral Care. “Any doubt can have very unfortunate consequences on the reputation or brand of a
toothbrush that is found or even perceived to be unsafe.”
A toothbrush filament will not be sold by DuPont before it meets the following food contact regulations: