Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / USDA develops mosquito repellent finishing on textiles
USDA develops mosquito repellent finishing on textiles
08
Dec '09
Mosquito repellent textiles is one of the revolutionary ways to advance the textile field by providing the much-needed features of driving away mosquitoes, especially in the tropical areas.

It protects the human beings from the bite of mosquitoes and thereby promising safety from the mosquito-borne diseases, such as malaria, dengue fever (DF), Nile fever, dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF), chicken gunia and filariasis, which are serious public health problems in tropical regions, especially in Africa and Asia.

Developed by the US Department of Agriculture, Di-Ethyl Meta Toluamide (DEET) was first used by the military. It is applied as a skin lotion and its effectiveness lasts for four to five hours. DEET cannot be applied on fabrics, as it does not withstand even mild laundering.

The N-N Diethyl Benz amide treated fabric gave 100% effectiveness on cotton fabric. Fabric treated with 7% and 14% N-N Diethyl Benz amide showed better mosquito repellency.

The findings of the study reveal that the 14 % concentration of Mosquito repellent treated fabrics found to be very effective and can be used for hygienic and health care application.

Click here to read the complete article.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 24th Jan 2017

Textile industry demands relaxation of laws from Budget

The upcoming Union Budget 2017-18 should focus on relaxing certain...

President Donald Trump; Courtesy: White House

Textiles | On 24th Jan 2017

US sets ball rolling for withdrawal from TPP

President Donald Trump has set the ball rolling for withdrawal of the ...

Textiles | On 24th Jan 2017

Indian cotton consumption estimated at 290 lakh bales: CAI

The domestic consumption of cotton during the crop season 2016-17...

Interviews View All

Abhimanyu Singh Rathore & Barbara Anna Kosiorek
Kannbar

‘Blending cultures is the true beauty of fashion, where one’s imagination...

Smith Vaghasia
Sanado India

Online remains the best destination for shopping

Victor Chao
Esmetex

‘In future, clothing boundary lines will become increasingly blurred.’

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
January 2017

January 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search