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Devan unveils bio-based products which control body odour.

“The active ingredients in BI-OME Natural are Organic, GMO free, biodegradable and recyclable.”

Devan Chemicals, a Belgium-based developer of finishing technologies for textiles, has launched two bio-based products which will focus on odour control and antimicrobial innovations.

The bio-based products have been launched at the Heimtextil trade show in Frankfurt, Germany, which takes place this week (7-10 January).

The company’s ‘Tones of Cool Bio’ product incorporates a cooling technology which stimulates the textile to dissipate redundant heat from the body and to instantly reduce the body temperature, Devan said.

This product is an example of a Phase Change Material (PCM) – a temperature controlling material. PCM textiles absorb excess body heat when too much is created and release it again to the body when needed. They can be used in materials to make bedding (i.e. mattresses, comforters and pillows).

However, the PCMs used in Devan’s products are derived from sustainable, natural sources.

According to Devan, the PCMs have the form of a crystalline wax or oily liquid (depending on temperature) and is 100% plant based. In addition, Tones of Cool Bio has a lower flammability than traditional paraffin based PCMs. The bio-source of the technology is certified by the German DIN lab.

Devan has also launched its BI-OME Natural product at the Heimtextil show. According to the company, it is a natural bio-based antimicrobial solution that “guarantees an optimal freshness and hygiene for textiles”.

The active ingredients are the well-known Linseed oil, obtained from the dried, ripened seeds of the flax plant and Chrysanthemum, derived from the seeds of the flowers of the daisy.

The active ingredients in BI-OME Natural are Organic, GMO free, biodegradable and recyclable.

This is not the first time the company has used bio-based materials. Last year, it presented its first bio-based flame retardant.

The company predicts that its bio-based recyclable products could gain more interest over time, as more governments across the world invoke regulations on “recyclability”.


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