Devan Chemicals NV, the Ronse-based developer of finishing technologies for textiles, plans to showcase some of its latest health and wellness solutions at the upcoming Heimtextil trade show in Frankfurt, Germany. Heimtextil, the world’s largest international trade fair for home and contract textiles, takes place this Jan. 8-11 at the Messe Frankfurt, where Devan will occupy Booth B28 in Hall 11.0.
Millions of people suffer from insomnia, insufficient sleep or other sleep disorders. Revitalising the body through sleep is vital for all. To help, Devan has now added cannabidiol, or CBD, to its R-Vital™ sleep-promoting range of microencapsulated active ingredients that enhance textiles with anti-oxidative effects. This rich CBD tincture or extract has a balancing effect that helps facilitate a good night’s sleep.
Originating from ancient civilisations in Asia, CBD-rich hemp has long been used for its positive health benefits. Devan has succeeded in encapsulating this CBD, which is extracted from hemp, a non-psychoactive type of cannabis.
Devan has applied its expertise to encapsulate active ingredients or extracts such as CBD and valerian root for use in its sleep-promoting R-Vital range of products. These can be applied to everything from bedding to sleepwear fabrics. When the skin touches the fabric, the resulting friction causes the capsules to break, releasing the ingredients to the body. Since skin is our body’s largest organ, it is ideal for transporting these ingredients, adding comfort, care and well-being to the body while sleeping.
Meanwhile, during the recent Performance Days fabric trade fair in Munich, a specific member of Devan’s R-Vital™ range of functional finishes –– a blend of “Ubiquinol (Q10), sea kelp and thyme oil” –– earned praise from the jury, which awarded it a “100 per cent Jury Like” stamp. That designation means that all members of the jury selected the sample, recognition granted to only a handful of the 1,400 applications.
The Q10 blend offers sports recovery through textiles. It reinforces the body’s antioxidants, thereby disarming damaging free-radicals and having an overall anti-aging effect. Devan collaborated on development of this product with Japanese pharmaceutical company Kaneka Corp.