Anti-dustmite, Anti-bacterial, With Amicor Pure™
Amicor Pure™ is a fabulous new hi-tec fibre which when added to traditional cotton or polyester creates an environment hostile to dustmites. It prevents their growth and keeps allergens well below the levels that trigger asthma attacks or which sensitise people in the first place.
Eco-tex certified Amicor Pure™ fibre is blended throughout the Smartfil® microfibre filling of these beautifully made duvets to provide a comfortable, fresh and healthy sleeping environment.
Thorough research and extensive clinical tests at Nottingham Trent University and the Red Cross Hospital, Barcelona , confirm Amicor Pure™ also acts as an effective antibacterial against
- Staphylococcus Aureus
- Salmonella Enteridis
So duvets with Amicor Pure™ can help with infection control too, which is particularly important for those with eczema.
Amicor Pure™ has been wash tested to prove that the anti-fungal effect (to prevent dustmites) and the anti-bacterial effect (to prevent skin bacteria irritants) will remain for the lifetime of the duvet and for up to 200 washes.
clinically proven protection against allergens
prevents the growth of dustmites
suitable for sensitive skin
excellent value for money
beautifully made in England
Cover: 100% polyester peachskin
Filling: 90% polyester, 10% Amicor Pure™
10.5 tog warmth, ultra lightweight feel, for all-year-round use.
No need to hot wash - your Anti-Allergy Duvet with Amicor Pure™ can be laundered at home at 40°C. Cool tumble dry.
Anti-Allergy Duvet with Amicor Pure™
Single: 135x200cm (54"x78")
Double: 200x200cm (78"x78")
King 225x220cm (88"x86")
Super King260x220cm (102"x86")
What is Amicor™ ?
Amicor was engineered by specialists in Fibre Chemistry over three years at the Research & Devlopment department of Courtaulds PLC in Coventry in the late 1990s.
Amicor's aim was to develop the fibre into a wide range of easily-accessible everyday fabrics and furnishings, to offer a new level of purity in textiles for homes, clothing and interiors.
To this end, the Amicor fibre is blended with cotton, wool, polyester and a whole range of other specialty fibres which are then. spun into yarns which can be knitted or woven into many finished products to protect them from the growth of micro-organisms, bacteria and fungi. The effect has to be tough enough to withstand industrial dyeing and finishing and extensive home or hospital laundering.
Amicor fibre delivers anti-microbial additives in the most safe and effective way. They are added to the liquid polymer before the fibres are fully formed, which means that 99.5% of the additive is inside the fibre structure - not just on the surface of the fibre. As the additives are washed and worn away, the fibre structure allows for replacement by slowly diffusing more additive to the fibre surface, thereby maintaining constant activity and no loss of efficacy.
Outstanding Durability in Multiple Washes
This slow diffusion mechanism deep within the fibre is the key to Amicor's durability and continuous control. It has been wash tested up to 100 washes, with the efficacy of Amicor remaining. So the claim can be made that Amicor will be effeective for up to 100 washes or more than 5 years (depending on frequency of washing).
Amicor products are designed for consumer, hospital or contract laundering. They can be washed normally in each case. Easy, safe, soft and gentle - next to the skin, Amicor is a safe fibre that has been certified by Eco-tex to be safe for babies, children, adult clothing and soft furnishing fabrics.
Amicor is a naturally soft and gentle fibre and in skin irritation tests it measured 'less of an irritant than 100% cotton.'