Repela™ for Rodents masterbatch combines powerful aversives for deterring animals from chewing compounded materials, such as electric and fiber optic cables, plastic pipes, foam insulation, and many other materials. Repela for Rodents is the anti-rodent solution for damage to virtually all polymers.
The initial work that lead to the creation of Repela for Rodents was done by the USDA and released in whitepapers in 1999 and 2000. You can read these white papers on our News page, along with other articles about rodent damage.
Aversion Technologies took these great ideas and created manageable products for incorporation into polymers. The USDA worked with two powders that are extremely aversive – denatonium compounds and capsaicinoids. Both of these materials can be difficult to handle, but Aversion Technologies Repela minimizes those handling issues by putting the powders into EVA, which is widely compatible with customer requirements. We then added chemicals that repel rodents through a fear mechanism, making them unwilling to even approach the impregnated polymers. Laboratory tests conducted at Texas A&M University confirm the effectiveness of Repela for Rodents in deterring rats from chewing.
The combination of repellents and deterrents makes Repela for Rodents the most effective additive in the world for protecting plastics from rodent damage.
- EVA-based which makes Repela compatible with PVC, LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE, LSOH/HFFR, XLPE, EPDM, PP, ABS, and others.
- Repela mixes uniformly with base polymer at normal processing temperatures.
- Non-toxic, non-hazardous, non-dangerous and environmentally friendly
- In line with REACH and RoHS