People have been struggling to protect themselves against insect borne diseases. Recently the dangers were highlighted by the emergence of novel diseases like the Zika virus and Lyme disease. This became particularly manifest in North-America and Europe as it sparked the demand for insect protection products.
THE WEAPON OF CHOICE
Consumers discovered the favorite weapon of choice by armed forces around the world; insect proof clothing. Innovative textile manufacturers dived into this trend and there was no going back: insect proof textile is on the rise.
The ammunition that is used for insect proofing is permethrin. It is way more toxic to insects than it is to warm blooded creatures, which is why it is recommended by the World Health Organization as public health pesticide.
D-DAY FOR BIOCIDE REGULATIONS
The use of biocidal products is subject to regulations. As of September 1st 2015 only officially registered products can be sold in Europe. In some cases textile manufacturers have to register their products too.
INSECT PROOF CONCEPT
TANATEX Chemicals is listed as a ‘product supplier’ and our state-of-the art insect proof concept can be applied on all types of fibre. It is widely used for military wear, fashion apparel, sportswear and outdoor apparel.
Drotex insect proof fabric has been authorised to use TANATEX Chemicals. Uniforms or other garments treated with EULAN have an effective knock-down effect on flying and crawling insects.The finish is developed to protects humans against the infectious agents transmitted by the insect bytes. The fabric is specially effectve for military and humanitarian purposes and is Oeko-Tex 100 approved.