A new range of bio-based fragrances that uses traceable raw materials is being launched by the supplier of specialty chemicals Devan Chemicals NV, Ronse/Belgium. An external lab has confirmed that the bio-content of the fragrances is above 85%.
SceNTL is a range of encapsulated fragrances that can be integrated onto the fabric and are gradually released over time. Upon release, the fragrances appeal to the senses, promoting relaxation, wellbeing and feel-good sensations.
While synthetic fragrances are composed of synthetic, man-made ingredients, natural scents and oils are created by isolating natural aroma components from raw plant materials. Although aromatherapy is still a young and understudied domain, recent studies have shown that essential oils can indeed have neurological effects.
The new range is intended for low-wash items such as mattress ticking, decorative pillows, upholstery, curtains, carpets, etc. It can also be used as a natural ‘masking scent’ for products that have a strong artificial smell caused by the production process.