At the Heimtextil on June 21-24, 2022, in Frankfurt/Germany, Devan will show a range of bio-based and biodegradable microcapsules. With increased sustainability and circularity requirements in Europe and beyond, Devan Chemicals NV, Ronse/Belgium, is further pushing the limits of its encapsulation methods, also in terms of wash durability. The capsules are biodegradable and hence no harm for risk of microplastics. The new R-Vital NTL range includes evergreen aloe vera, waste-material based avocado seed oil (very high hydration abilities) and vitamin E.
Devan, as part of the Pulcra Chemicals Group, will co-launch the new Pulcra TEC-SU, a new bio-based C0 DWR. This hydrophobic agent has a bio-content above 60% and contains no APEO or formaldehyde. It keeps performing very well after multiple washings.
The bio-based thermoregulation range, such as Tones of Cool Bio which has already been on the market for several years, is having a positive carbon footprint effect. Devan is now expanding its cooling range with a specific foam-solution. In the home textile industry, new (bio)foam types have been introduced the last few years to comply with the EU GreenDeal and circularity/recycling requirements.
For this reason, the company has developed a foam-specific cooling system. Research shows that bedroom interiors are getting warmer every year, partly due to better insulation but also due to global warming. Furthermore, Devan thermoregulation solutions can save energy and water during application: low curing solutions are available next to cooling products that can be applied using less water.