HeiQ launches anti-odor technology for feather and down products

19 April 2024 11:44

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Schlieren - HeiQ is launching a product for the production stage that helps to eliminate stubborn odors in feathers and down. The product is completely organic and, according to HeiQ, addresses a problem that had previously not been solved by breaking down the odor-causing components of the fat from geese and ducks.

HeiQ is supplementing its HeiQ Fresh range with the addition of an anti-odor product for down and feather products. This is used in the production phase to remove persistent malodors from natural duck and geese fats used by the animals to waterproof their feathers. The HeiQ product uses synbiotics, a combination of pre and probiotics, in order to break down the odor-causing components. According to a press release, the product was developed in order to “combat the persistent malodor often associated with feather jackets, duvets, and pillows”.

This innovation is set to be presented at the Swiss Pavilion at Techtextil, the leading international trade fair for technical textiles and non-wovens. The event takes place April 23-26 in Frankfurt am Main.

“The new addition to the HeiQ Fresh range addresses a real-world problem that many brand partners and manufacturers have been facing for decades”, explains Mike Abbott, Head of the HeiQ Textiles & Flooring Business Unit. “With bad smells out of the equation, we are also removing a relevant obstacle for choosing to purchase feather and down items, a problem that no one could solve, until now”. ce/mm

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