natural technology for textiles free from pet allergens
Inactive probiotic bacteria are encapsulated into microcapsules. These microcapsules are then integrated into textiles. When the fabric is exposed to friction, the microcapsules break open and release the spores. The spores absorb humidity, are then transformed into probiotic bacteria and start to consume the organic matter which contains the various allergens that cause allergic reactions and asthma.
Since pet allergens are also found in homes where there are no pets (because of dispersion by adherence to textile surfaces such as clothing and shoes), Devan’s solution could be used to treat household textiles such as carpets, curtains, upholstery fabrics, etc., resulting in a clean, fresh and allergen-free environment. It is also suitable for use in public spaces like schools, hospitals, libraries, etc., where the technology could be used to prevent the dispersion of pet allergens and ‘second-hand’ exposure.