An Indian company says its additives deter rodents and termites from attacking thermoplastic products such as pipes and insulation.
C Tech Corp. of Mumbai, India, says its additives are non-toxic and can be compounded into plastics for cable, pipe, films and other goods that could be attacked by vermin. The company claims vermin can cause power failures, network failures and even natural gas leaks. While rats and squirrels gnaw on objects, termites and ants can secrete corrosive formic acid.
C Tech says its Rodrepel and Termirepel, and a product containing both additives, Combirepel, deter target species but they don't harm beneficial species such as bees and earthworms. The additives repel vermin but don't kill them.
The company can customize products to take into account geography, climate and species. C Tech says its products comply with stringent requirements for hazardous materials. The additives work at low concentrations, making them cost-effective, according to C Tech.
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