PROBIOTEX
Allergen
Control
Technology


DUST MITE ALLERGENS

The proportion of the population with allergic reactions is on the increase and allergic reactions can have adverse effects on health and quality of life. It is not uncommon for an allergy to develop into a form of asthma. For example, it has been scientifically established that 25% of all allergies and 50% of all asthma cases are caused by allergens of the dustmite in our homes
 
A NEW APPROACH

Dust mites may live up to 70 days and may produce 200 times their own body weight in excrements. These contain the allergen responsible for allergic reactions: “Der p 1”. Devan Chemicals has been able to demonstrate that probiotic bacteria can be used to neutralise dust mite’s allergens present in textiles. This technology is based on 2 principles.

PRINCIPLE 1: PROBIOTIC BACTERIA MUST SURVIVE ON TEXTILES

The probiotic bacteria used in have the unique ability to sporulate. A spore is a reproductive structure that is adapted for surviving in unfavourable conditions for many years. The sporulation process makes it possible for bacteria to survive hard conditions and regain activity as soon as environmental parameters improve.

 

 

 
PRINCIPLE 2: PROBIOTIC BACTERIA MUST SURVIVE WASH CYCLES
 
In order to work over long term, spores should be slowly liberated. The spores are therefore micro encapsulated in reactive microcapsules, patent number: PCT/IB2006/050605, which are microcapsules with functional reactive groups on the shell surface. Those microcapsules react covalently with the reactive groups of the fibre and are therefore resistant to washes. The capsules break by friction and release the spores, which in contact with food sources, will transform to probiotic bacteria and will start to consume the allergens of the dust mite.
 
LABEL

APPLICATIONS

Mattress Ticking, Mattress Protectors, Quilts & Pillows,
Upholstery, PU Foam

ADVANTAGES

– Natural allergen control
– Not a biocide
– Durable to washings
– Safe for man and environment

 








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