A revolutionary study carried out by the Department of Entomology of University of Cambridge has proven that fabrics containing this “smart” fibre are capable of disrupting the life cycle of dust mites, the cause of an increasing number of health problems in the home environment.
Amicor™* is a radical, non-aggressive solution to the problems caused by this parasite.
The dust mite life cycle and its harmful impact
While we sleep, skin cells are shed on the bed in the form of dust. The humidity and warmth normally generated by a body during the night create the ideal environment for fungi to transform these cells, which then become the ideal food for dust mites. Their proliferation is inevitable: in a single mattress there are an average of two million mites. The most serious problems are caused by breathing an allergen (DER P1) found in mites’ excrement. This allergen causes an increasing number of people to suffer from asthma, sinusitis and rhinitis. Many of those who wake up with nasal congestion do not realize that this could be due to the dust mite allergen.
The properties of Amicor™*
Fabrics with Amicor™* have an anti-mycotic function that prevents the proliferation of fungi, disrupting the life cycle of dust mites. Moreover, they conduct an anti-microbial action that protects fabrics from the unpleasant odours created by the presence of bacteria. In addition, the extremely high- quality of the fibre, the prolonged feeling of freshness, and the incredible.
How it works
In the very structure of its fibre, Amicor™* contains a skin- safe additive: the internal core of the yarn acts as a storage that slowly releases just the right amount of anti-mycotic and anti-bacterial substances in an intelligent manner. AmicorTM* has been designed to last as long as the products in which it is used. Its effectiveness persists even after two hundred washes and it’s not depleted over time.