What is the difference between anti dust mite products and dustproof Comfort products?
New Comfort nanoSPACE products with microfiber textile surface are firmer and more pleasant to touch. Dustproof Comfort products are more luxurious and modern variant of nanofibre beddings. Both anti dust mite and comfort products perfectly protect from allergies and bacterium. It is the best available protection against allergies, suitable not only for allergic persons but mainly for all who care about health and clean home. Use Comfort products and eliminate the amount of dust and dirt!
How can nanofibres improve the environment for people with allergies?
The basic rule to combat allergies is to prevent an allergic reaction and that means avoiding the allergens that can cause it as much as is possible. A major cause of allergies and asthma are dust mites. They live in your bedlinen by the millions, eating your dead skin and hair, and producing allergens. When you consider that you spend almost a third of your life in bed, it is evident how much we are all exposed to dust mite allergens. The nanofibre layer is a dense network of very thin fibers, which prevents the penetration of dust, allergens, pollen and mold spores. With these physical properties, it can constitute a barrier to the penetration of allergens from the bed to the respiratory tract of an allergic person.
Why is the anti-allergic bedding currently on the market not always effective?
Current anti-allergic bedding works on two principles. Either the bedding contains toxic chemicals that kill mites, or it has an extra-dense fabric structure. Neither of these solutions works sufficiently. In the case of the use of chemicals, the dead mites break down in pillows and blankets, and those that survive in this repulsive environment of rotting corpses can establish another colony. Standard fabrics with an extra dense structure have a 60% success rate in blocking the passage of mites through bedding. However, this means that four out of 10 dust mites can pass through, new colonies can be established and dust mites proliferate further. Moreover, this type of fabric does not prevent the passage of allergen molecules that are 15-300 times smaller than the dust mite.
What is the difference between nanofibre bedding and conventional bedding?
The basic difference between nanofibre bedding and conventional bedding is the density of the layer structure of the nanofibres. If you imagine an enlarged structure as a network layer, then the holes - or pores - of the nanofibre layer are only 80-100 nanometres (nm) thick and the nanofibre thread is 150 nm thick. In contrast, the size of dust mites is approximately 300 microns (= 300 000 nm) and the size of the produced allergens varies in micrometres (1-20 microns = 1000 - 20000 nm). Neither dust mites nor their allergens pass through the nanofibre layer. It is therefore a 100% effective mechanical. Dust mite colonies do not form in pillows, blankets and mattresses covered with the nanofibre fabric because the dust mites do not get inside. At the same time, the oxygen molecule passes through, so the nanofibre fabric remains comfortable.
Could nanofibres be dangerous?
It is understandable that the development of nanomaterials, as with any revolutionary new technology, has raised some concerns about safety. When looking at potential health risks, it is necessary to consider specific materials in specific applications. As far as inhalation is concerned, there is a low risk of this with nanofibres. The structure of the nanofibres made from organic polymers that are used in Czech manufacturer textiles is very compact and almost no mechanical process (friction, cutting or tearing) can separate the individual fibres, so that they might be inhaled. Imagine trying to remove a single thread from a cobweb and then cutting it into particles that are smaller than 100 nm and this is similar to what happens with nanofibres - only approximately 500 times thinner. Without proper laboratory equipment, extracting a nanofibre would be impossible. In addition, the nanofibre textiles for nanoSPACE bedding are made like sandwich: a thin, functional nanofibre layer is sealed between layers of conventional non-woven fabric, thus no direct contact of nanofibres with a person is possible. The material has also been tested by laboratories of the Czech National Health Institute as harmless and safe for contact with human skin.
How to recognise bedding made from quality nanofibres from fraudulent anti-allergy bedding that can be dangerous for the customer?
The first manufacturer in the world of bedding made of anti-allergy nanofibre textiles is nanoSPACE. NanoSPACE company is using the Czech patent of industrial nanofibre production.
How important role can anti-allergy bedding play as part of the treatment for allergy sufferers?
The role anti-allergy bedding can play in combating allergies is very important since it offers a significantly less expensive alternative to pills, inhalers and eye drops. Barrier fabrics are still a relatively new technology so until recently doctors have favoured expensive prescription drugs as treatment. In Western civilization a tendency prevails to solve consequences by medication - I have a problem, let’s take a pill, drops. Drugs on prescription are once cheaper than the prevention in the form of linen coatings. But patients must take drugs repeatedly, practically his entire life, so it's actually a very expensive treatment. In contrast, nanofibre bedding is an excellent long-term investment.