Purotex is a textile treatment that uses five 100% natural bacteria -or probiotics-, selected for their ability to clean up house dust mite allergen along with other allergen types.
“Probiotic” literally means “pro-life” and is an ecological, healthy and safe technology for the future. Anti-biotics aim at destroying all micro-flora and become, in view of the problems with resistant bacteria, more and more the technology of the past.
“Probiotics ‘ benefits may be more than a gut feeling.”
US sales of probiotic supplements totalled nearly $ 770 million last year, up 22% from the previous year. “Probiotics are increasingly being studied to treat wide-ranging conditions”.
The Wall Street Journal, 26/11/2012
The “dormant” (not yet active) probiotics are sealed in microscopic capsules and attached to the textile fibres of your mattress (Microcapsule Patent PCT/IB2006/050605).
Every time you lay down in bed, the friction between your body and the mattress opens a number of microcapsules. The probiotics then absorb large amounts of humidity (like a flower seed that is put in the soil) and develop into very active organisms; they multiply x100 in 24 hours and magically clean up your bed textiles.
A test on a used mattress shows that Purotex has cleaned up 89.3% of the house dust mite allergen after only two weeks’ time. Please find the test report here
A remarkable result! In an environment with drastically reduced allergen, the risk of allergic symptoms is reduced considerably. What a relief ! Blogger Grietje tried a Purotex treated smartSleeve sleep enhancer! :
Purotex mattress textiles contain millions of probiotic capsules, more than enough to outlast the life span of a mattress.
Purotex was developed by Bekaert Academy after years of research, fully lab tested and real life tested and won the “Interzum Award for intelligent material & design” of Köln Messe and Red Dot Projects.
Purotex reduces humidity.
Purotex cleans up allergens.
Purotex creates a clean and healthy sleeping environment.