Devan Chemicals displays new technologies at Techtextil
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Textile innovator Devan Chemicals is launching two new technologies; Bio-flam, a bio-based flame retardant product, and Odour Breakdown, a wash durable, non-biocidal odour control solution, at the ongoing Techtextil show. The leading international exhibition for technical textiles and nonwovens is being held from May 14-17, 2019, in Frankfurt, Germany.
Bio-based FR treatments, like Bio-flam, are made from renewable, vegetable sources and enable the FR treated products to be biodegradable. The active components are 100 per cent halogen- and heavy metal-free. It is a welcome innovation for the bedding industry, as the European Commission requires mattresses to be recyclable by 2030 in order to reduce landfill, Devan said in a press release.
Bio-flam P307 is the first introduction in the new Devan BIO-FR family, and is biodegradable and is developed to be used on 100 per cent cotton or cotton/viscose mixtures, in order to create an ecological concept, safe for people and planet, whatever might happen. It is developed for mattress ticking to pass EN 597 1&2. The Devan researchers are developing other bio-based products for other market segments and for other fire standards.
Our sweat itself is odourless: it is not until bacteria start to break it down into acids that the bad smells occur. Devan’s Odour Breakdown captures and neutralises these malodours produced by the bacteria. The technology also reduces the adherence of bacteria onto the fabrics: during home laundry cycles the bacteria are easily removed from the fabric.
Bacteria are known to adhere and accumulate on polyester fabrics. But, bacteria develop and can produce malodours on cotton and polyamide too. In these fabric types, bacteria are easily washed away, but the malodour can remain in the garment. With Odour Breakdown technology, the malodours that can build up in the fabric are captured and neutralised, resulting in a cleaner and fresher garment. The bacteria are easily removed during home laundry even at lower temperature wash cycles. Odour Breakdown is a wash-durable, non-biocidal odour control solution. Odour Breakdown makes it possible to wash less and at lower temperatures without compromising on comfort and hygiene.
Odour Breakdown has different application levels, to answer the specific need of the product it needs to fit. The desired wash durability will determine the level of application. This technology also contains Devan’s Moov&Cool technology, this means that at the highest application level, in addition to odour control, the technology can also help in cooling during the sports activity. (GK)
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