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Plant-based finishes from Devan

EcoNote | January 17, 2020 | By:

Devan Chemicals, the Belgium-based developer of finishing technologies for textiles, is launching two bio-based solutions at the Heimtextil trade show in Frankfurt, Germany, Jan. 7–10, the company says. The new solutions include a bio-based antimicrobial, BI-OME Natural, and bio-based phase change materials (PCMs), Tones of Cool Bio.

The goal of BI-OME Natural is to provide freshness and hygiene for textiles. The active ingredients are linseed oil, obtained from the dried, ripened seeds of the flax plant, and chrysanthemum, derived from the seeds of the plant. The company cited that the active ingredients are organic, GMO free, biodegradable and recyclable. The technology may also respond to governmental regulations on recyclability, the company reports.

Tones of Cool Bio is a patented cooling technology that stimulates the textile to dissipate redundant heat from the body to reduce body temperature. The PCMs have a lower flammability than paraffin-based PCMs, the company says, and they are 100 percent plant based, derived from sustainable, natural sources, and the bio-source of the technology is certified by the German DIN lab. The Tones of Cool Bio technology will first be applied to bedding accessories.

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