Belgian producer Devan Chemicals has announced its biobased and readily biodegradable allergen control technology, Purissimo® NTL. Allergies have an impact on the quality of life and are associated with some medical conditions. World Bio Market Insights reports that Purissimo NTL is designed to clean up pet dander, pollen and house dust mite allergens in textiles typically found in the home.
The technology is based on encapsulated probiotics, which are natural microorganisms similar in kind to those found in probiotic food. Devan has incorporated this technology into a microcapsule shell, which is based on a natural crosslinked biobased polymer. Friction opens the capsules and releases the spores, which absorb humidity, self-activate and start to multiply, consuming the allergens that cause allergic reactions and asthma.
The product can be used on a range of textiles such as mattresses, pillows, bedcovers and blankets, and also on upholstered furniture, carpets, curtains and public transportation and pet items, such as bedding. Photo: © Tomasz Klejdysz, dreamstime.com