Insect Protection

Vital Protection is a highly effective, market leading anti-insect protection technology. Vital Protection safeguards the user and fabrics from biting insects.  In addition to giving the end user essential health protection and peace of mind, Vital Protection also inhibits odours and fabric degradation – 3 enviable benefits in one vital product!

Why Vital Protection?

Vital Protection gives durable, long lasting anti-insect protection in a safe, environmentally friendly way, it has well documented proven effectiveness and independent recommendations. Mosquitoes and other biting insects cause serious diseases such as Malaria, Dengue Fever, Zika Virus and West Nile Virus – Vital Protection can keep you safe, healthy and hygienic.


Almost any textile or polymer-based product can have Vital Protection applied to it, it is suitable for most substrates. Vital Protection is long lasting and is compatible with all known manufacturing and finishing techniques, it will have no effect on the feel and touch of the fabric or have a negative impact on moisture transport.


Vital Protection is suitable for most articles including outdoor textiles and home textiles, clothing, shoes, floor coverings, wall coverings, foam items and various plastic end uses. It is perfect for application on active, outdoor wear, sportswear and outdoor equipment (e.g. tents and sleeping bags) that will be used on adventure travels. In countries where mosquitoes and biting insects are prevalent, there is no limit for the scope of this anti-insect protection.  Vital Protection can drastically reduce and prevent the health risks associated with insect bites in insect infested areas.


Some of the most respected and well-known brands in the outdoor and commercial fabric markets as well as the home and textile industries are currently using Vital Protection.

Current Approvals

HHL Vital Protection anti-insect solution for mill and spray application is approved and registered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, with Vital Protection Treated Article approval received and registered.

Contact: for information on approvals/registrations in other regions, and the required steps for selling treated articles into the United States. 

Key Benefits

  • Prevents bites from a host of insects including mosquitoes, ticks, midges, bed bugs, fleas, ants and spiders.

  • Protects fabrics against odours, discolouration and staining

  • Designed to use on a wide range of articles and equipment

  • No effect on the feel and touch of the treated article

  • Proven effectiveness

  • Ideal for clothing, outdoor equipment, home, commercial, medical textiles and various plastic end uses

Zika Virus


The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed protection against mosquito bites as the key to prevention against the Zika virus infection.

  • Outbreaks of Zika virus disease have been recorded in Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific.
  • The Aedes mosquitoes are carriers of Zika virus, Dengue fever, Chikungunya and Yellow fever.
  • People with Zika virus disease can have symptoms including mild fever, skin rash, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain, malaise or headache.
  • There is scientific consensus that Zika virus is a cause of microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome, with Brazil reporting this association in 2015.
  • There is currently no vaccine for Zika virus.


Aedes mosquitoes usually bite during the day, peaking during early morning and late afternoon/evening, as a result the prevention advice is to:

  • Wear clothes treated with insect protection
  • Use mosquito nets treated with insect protection
  • Use insect repellents

Good News

Vital Protection provides effective protection against the Zika Virus transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. With our Vital Protection range which can be impregnated, mixed or sprayed onto textiles, clothing, mosquito nets, equipment or paint, we offer the leading anti-insect technology that can safeguard the user and treated item from biting insects like mosquitoes, midges, sand flies, fleas and bedbugs as well as inhibit odours and fabric degradation.