WHAT ARE IONS?
The formation of ions in the air takes place when enough quantity of energy acts on a gas molecule to output an electron. The necessary energy is given by radioactive substances that are present on the earth’s crust or by the fall force of water drops or by the air friction above the earth’s mass (winds) or by cosmic rays.
The shifted electron eventually sticks on a nearby molecule so becoming a negative ion.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFICIAL EFFECTS OF IONS?
Exhaustive studies made by single researchers and by several universities showed that an atmosphere rich of negative ions has many and beneficial effects on the human being. It is not possible to list and detail how the negative ions give such beneficial effects like curing diseases or increasing the performances. In both cases, the effect of negative ions is felt like a general wellness feeling. The same feeling that, maybe unconsciously, we feel when we are nearby particular places where the atmosphere is naturally rich of negative ions: near waterfalls, in the woods after rainfall, by the sea.
Following there is a list of the main beneficial effect of negative ions:
- Improvement of blood values
- Improvement of tissues breathing processes
- Normalization of vitamin exchange
- Normalization of blood pressure
- Increase of blood oxygen level
- Increase of thermo regulation capacity
- Normalization of cardiovascular system
- Increase of resistance capacity
- Modulation of histamine concentrations
The human body feels the above benefits as a sensation of:
- Increase capacity of attention and concentration
- Increase reactivity to external stimulus
- General sensation of balance
IS IT POSSIBLE TO TRANSFER THESE CONCEPTS TO TEXTILE PROCESSING?
The use of a specific product like IDEON MMJ allows to activate the fabric with negative ions that are released by degrees during the use so causing a feeling of total relax and wellness.
IDEON MMJ may be easily applied on the fabrics during the finishing phase by padding, drying and curing. It is consistent with the most common industrial processes and it is skin tested and approved according the most stringent Japanese rules.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO QUANTIFY THE NUMBER OF IONS RELEASED BY THE TREATED FABRIC?
Thanks to a ion counter, it is possible to quantify the ions released by the treated fabrics. The result is expressed in NUMBER OF IONS per cm³ of air.
FOR.TEX controls and certifies if and how many negative ions for each cm³ of air are released by the fabrics treated with IDEON MMJ.
HOW IS IDEON MMJ APPLIED ON TEXTILES?
IDEON MMJ is a water-based product, with a non-ionic charge, that may be applied on textiles by padding and then baking.
Since IDEON MMJ is a non-ionic paste, it can be used simultaneously with other finishing products. The processing with other wellness products, like the anti-smoke and the anti-mite, is very interesting.