Frequently asked questions
What is repeltec™?
Repeltec™ is a disruptive new repellent technology that integrates Ethyl butylacetylaminopropionate into your clothing and other textile products. Repeltec stabilizes and integrates Ethyl butylacetylaminopropionate into the fibers of your clothing.
Which insects does ethyl butylacetylaminopropionate repel?
Repeltec™ is tested by several independent labs and is proven to work against mosquitoes and ticks. Like other repellents, Repeltec does not provide 100% protection. Therefore additional repellent lotions are recommended for non-covered areas.
Although Repeltec™ is not certified for other insects as of yet, “Long-term studies with products containing ethyl butylacetylaminopropionateI showed they offer powerful protection against flies, mosquitoes, ticks, and even head lice.”
How is repeltec™ tested?
Repeltec™ is tested by renowned German test labs to prove its repellency against mosquitoes and ticks. Test results can be provided upon request.
Does Repeltec wash out?
Repeltec is tested up to 80 washes and only shows a minimal decrease in effectiveness. Repeltec can withstand dry-cleaning and professional laundry services. For washing instructions, please consult the label and hangtag provided in the garment.
How much protection does Repeltec™ provide?
Repeltec™ dramatically increases protection against biting insects where the treatment provides coverage. Due to a halo effect, uncovered parts of the body will also see a decrease in bites. For specific questions on insect repellency, please contact us.
Can you see and smell Repeltec™?
Repeltec™ does not give off an odor! The smell of Repeltec treated garments remain unaltered.
In addition, Repeltec™ is often combined with anti-bacterial treatments, which reduce body odors.
What are the benefits of Repeltec™?
Repeltec™ reduces insect bites. The product is easy to use and reduces the amount of other insect repellents needed. In addition, Repeltec™ has a positive effect on the environment by reducing the use of DEET and Permethrin-based products.
Can I dispose of Repeltec™ items in normal trash?
Yes. ethyl butylacetylaminopropionate and the binders used in Repeltec™ do not contain pesticides and can be discarded into the normal trash without having negative effects on the environment.
Does Repeltec™ give 100% protection?
Just like normal insect repellent sprays, Repeltec™ cannot claim to repel 100% of all bites and landings may still occur. However, Repeltec™ drastically decreases the amount of insect bites.