Milliken & Company(R), one of the world's largest privately-held textile and chemical manufacturers, today announced that StainSmart(R), the company's newest dual-action stain repel-and-release fabric, outperforms leading single-action stain repellant
fabrics in the apparel markets according to a recent study conducted by the Clothes Care Research Center (TM) (CCRC).
SportSticks, a highly innovative consumer products company is launching a line of sunscreen and combination insect repellant
and sunscreen products packaged in fun shapes, individually themed for specific outdoor sports.
Johns Hopkins researchers revealed how mosquitoes and other insects taste DEET - a man-made compound that's been the most widely used insect repellent for more than 50 years - and smell citronellal, a commonly used botanical repellant
Greensboro, NC-based Buzz Off Insect Shield LLC's Insect Repellant
Apparel uses permethrin, a synthetic version of a repellent that occurs naturally in chrysanthemums, which is tightly bound into the garment, creating an invisible and odorless protective barrier around the wearer.
BUZZ OFF Insect Shield(TM) Insect Repellant
Apparel, produced using a patent- pending process, received the agency's approval in July.
In search of a mosquito repellant
, scientists there were studying synthetic versions of a protein normally found in the gut of larval mosquitoes, where it makes the larvae stop eating at the appropriate time.