Devan Chemicals, 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 worldâ€™s largest international trade fair for home and contract textiles, takes place next week.
â€śMillions of people suffer from insomnia, insufficient sleep or other sleep disorders. Revitalising the body through sleep is vital for all,â€ť the company reports. 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 nightâ€™s sleep, according to the company.
â€śOriginating 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.â€ť
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.
â€śSince skin is our bodyâ€™s largest organ, it is ideal for transporting these ingredients, adding comfort, care and well-being to the body while sleeping,â€ť the company explains.
â€śBerber women in the Moroccan dessert have harvested argan oil for the last 3,500 years, but it has only just been discovered by the rest of the world. Especially for Muslim women who wear hijabs, argan oil is an important element in their haircare,â€ť the company continues.
â€śDevan is pleased to now have added argan oil to its Health & Wellness range. Sleeping on a pillow containing argan oil capsules can help to hydrate and nourish the hair and scalp. Devan has leveraged its R-Vital range to create its own blend for specific and unique solutions, including for pillow covers, bed sheets, cover sheets and sleepwear.â€ť
During the recent Performance Days fabric trade fair in Munich, a specific member of Devanâ€™s R-Vital range of functional finishes â€“ a blend of Ubiquinol (Q10), sea kelp and thyme oil â€“ earned praise from the jury, which awarded it a 100% Jury Like stamp. That designation means that all members of the jury selected the sample, a recognition granted to only a handful of the 1,400 applications.
The Q10 blend offers sports recovery through textiles. It reinforces the bodyâ€™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.