Clariant, a Swiss specialty chemicals group, and the U.S.-based Disease Control Technologies (DCT) recently donated 600 Royal Sentry® mosquito nets and curtains to the charity “Asociación Hoy Por Manana” and two hospitals in Managua, Nicaragua.
The donation was made in effort to combat the spread of malaria, dengue and chikengunya on World Malaria Day, which is observed every year on April 25. One of the principal control measures against mosquito-transmitted diseases is the usage of long lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) approved by the World Health Organization (WHO).
The nets produced by DCT comply with strict standards for durability and washability and are fully approved by WHO. The Royal Sentry net monofilaments are made from a special masterbatch supplied to DCT by Clariant’s Masterbatches Business Unit. The masterbatch contains a pyrethroid insecticide that is highly effective against insects and harmless to humans. The treated fabric maintains its effectiveness for several years, and more than 20 washes at minimum.