Safe & Easy Nursing

About Materni

Materni’s mission is to develop, manufacture and distribute high-quality, hygienically superior products for safe infant feeding in hospitals. These are suitable for premature babies, neonates and infants in the Paediatric department.

 

Guaranteed safety
Materni complies with the current guidelines on mechanical, chemical and microbiological criteria for feeding accessories. Our bottles also meet the standard for home use. All products are manufactured in ISO Class 6 clean rooms.

> Mechanical criteria
Our bottles and teats are subjected to specific mechanical testing according to the BS EN 14350-1:2004 standard and are compliant with the EN 14350:2004 standard.

> Chemical criteria
The materials used in all our products and their migrating properties comply with Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011 and the BS EN 14350-2:2004 standard.

> Microbiological criteria
All Materni products are made in a controlled environment and are consequently complient with the hygienic requirements for safe use. This avoids the controversial use of ethylene oxide. Regular tests are carried out to ensure that the microbiological properties remain consistent throughout the production process. Regulation (EEC) No. 2073/2005 is complied with.

 

Full checks
All Materni products are manufactured from materials suitable for feeding (free of bisphenol A and phthalates), which are converted by a fully automated procedure into a single-packed, ready-to-use finished product. The necessary periodic checks are carried out according to the IFS PAC secure guidelines. Raw materials and finished products are 100% traceable.

 

 

Ecological aspects
Materni is committed to ecological standards and has initiated a research project with support from the King Baudouin Foundation: Baby Bottle Reborn: recycling disposable baby bottles in the health care sector. We are working with UZ-Leuven, FEBEM and SIRRIS on selective collection and recycling of our products.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Materni takes his social responsibility seriously. Therefore we support following initiatives with products and advise.

  • Senegal bevalt, an initiative of the Flemish Midwifes
    Even in Senegal our products helps with feeding right after birth.
  • Babynest vzw, a local initiative for the support of mothers in East-Flanders