Test Criteria

The impermeability of bedding or encasings against mite feces allergens is tested using a specially developed load testing bench. This involves applying a defined quantity of mite feces allergens to the product and simulating load with pressure and friction.

The quantity of mite feces allergens able to permeate the test material is determined using the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) technique. The test set-up indicates the impermeability of the test specimen and the suitability of the product for allergy sufferers.

Factsheet: Mite Barrier  

Killing dust mites with finished textiles?

Ben Mead
Managing Director
Hohenstein Institute America