INNOVATIVE NON-SKIN CONTACT VECTOR PROTECTION FOR MILITARY FABRICS
We are pleased to announce the adoption of an innovative precision spray technology that allows the application of many finishes for textiles, including permethrin for vector protection, to the face of the fabric to avoid contact with the skin.
The system is a more versatile and environmentally friendly alternative to the traditional application method of padding, and offers the possibility of applying the chemistry either face side or both sides of the fabric across the full width.
Single-sided spray finishing
When only required on the face side of the garment
Vector protection, fluorocarbon for water repellency, antimicrobial protection
Dual sided spray finish
Used to simulate traditional padding method
Crease recovery, fabric softening, soil release, moisture management
Removes the possibility of skin irritation linked to permethrin
A result of the finish being applied only to the face side of the fabric
Less energy consumption
No immersion of fabric and impregnation of chemistry means a shorter drying time
Reduction in water usage
A result of not over saturating the fabric through the traditional padding technique
Reduction in chemistry used
An advantage where single sided finishing is an option
In terms of end user advantages, the new precision spray technology adopted by Pincroft, solves the issues linked to the use of permethrin for vector protection in contact with the skin, a common occurrence in soldiers who require protection against mosquitos, ticks and other insects during combat.
The vector protection solution provided by Pincroft is ACTIGARD®, a branded technology developed by Sanitized AG, with long lasting active ingredients that have proved highly effective against mosquitoes and ticks. This product endures a high number of washes, is suitable for military uniforms and conforms to Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX.
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