A host of innovative technologies have been developed to battle those enemies of sleep represented by heat, odor, and inanimate allergens. This addresses one of the most underrated elements that hinder a healthy life: a good night’s sleep. HeiQ Materials AG, Zurich/Switzerland, is presenting the technologies at the Heimtextil in Frankfurt/Germany from January 10-13, 2023.
HeiQ Cool is a textile technology that delivers both instant contact cooling and continuous evaporative cooling for well-being during sleep. HeiQ Mint is a plant-based deodorizer that controls odor development on textiles, providing fabrics with a long-lasting odor control capability that keeps textiles smelling fresh for longer.
Finally, HeiQ Allergen Tech is a 100% bio-based, proprietary technology that reduces exposure to inanimate allergens such as house dust mite matter, and pet allergens with the help of active probiotics. The technology is tested and certified by the accredited lab BMA Labor, Bochum/Germany, and has been granted the Allergy UK Seal of Approval by The British Allergy Foundation.
HeiQ Allergen Tech will power a new and improved generation of Purotex, a product from BekaertDeslee, Waregem/Belgium, specialist in the development and manufacturing of woven and knitted mattress textiles and covers. Under their exclusive supply agreement, BekaertDeslee will have exclusive worldwide rights to apply HeiQ Allergen Tech to mattress ticking, which is used to cover mattresses.
An independent certification has shown that HeiQ Allergen Tech successfully reduces 83.6% of cat (hair) allergen, 76.5% of dog (hair) allergen, and 96.6% of house dust mite matter allergen.
HeiQ Cool, HeiQ Mint and HeiQ Allergen Tech are all already being applied to final products by HeiQ’s partners. Among them are pillows, duvets, and mattress protectors, bed linen/bed sheets or shower towels.