Blocks allergens in the interior
Suminoe Textile has a processing technology designed to adsorb cedar pollen and tick-derived allergens. Applied to wallpapers, curtains, and carpets, this technology helps make your rooms clean.
The purpose of imparting an allergen-adsorbing function to interior items (wallpapers, carpets, and curtains) that cover wide areas in a room is to reduce allergens in the room. We use an anti-allergen agent that is derived from a natural mineral and has an inorganic multilayer structure. The multilayer structure adsorbs cedar pollen and tick-derived allergens. We have collaborated with Shinshu University to prove that this technology is effective in reducing several types of allergic pollen.
Reduction performance test of ALLER-BLOCK®
A chemical that produces a color by reaction with allergens is used to measure the amount of allergens. After a reasonable length of time in contact with processed and unprocessed wallpapers, the allergen solution is mixed with a reaction liquid to convert the coloring degrees into numbers, which are compared with each other as residual amounts of allergens.
Allergen reduction performance test method (ELISA method: allergen quantity measurement method)
Results of allergen reduction performance test (remaining allergen figures) for ALLER-BLOCK®
* Test using cedar pollen allergens
- ALLER-BLOCK® is a natural mineral-derived inorganic substance and is therefore highly durable and heat resistant.
- Allergens, once captured, will not be released.
- Effective for various allergens occurring throughout the year, such as from cedar, hinoki cypress, and cock's-foot
Types of adsorbed allergens
- Cedar, hinoki cypress, cock's-foot, ragweed, and Japanese white birch pollen allergens
- Allergens contained in dog and cat skins
- Allergens contained in feces and dead shapes of ticks
FY 2012 (62nd) Industrial Technology Award from Osaka Industrial Research Association for ALLER-BLOCK®