Due to the escalating impact of global warming, Europe is witnessing a significant surge in tick population. These ticks can transmit serious, challenging to treat diseases such as encephalitis, Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis, and babesiosis. To counteract this issue and enable continued enjoyment of outdoor activities, we have innovatively crafted a unique yarn, PROLEN®IXO. This product greatly minimizes the adherence of Ixodes ricinus (the most common European tick) to textile surfaces. PROLEN® IXO is a result of collaborative efforts among the Institute of Parasitology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, the University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Kosice, and the Institute of Biological and Ecological Sciences of the Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice.

Prolen® IXO is produced as Prolen® DTY IXO 84 dtex/33fil x1, 84 dtex/33 fil x2, 110 dtex/33 fil x1 and 110 dtex/33 fil x2 in colours P-104, P-505, P-6154, P-665, P-7156.

Source: ECDC