Protecting People, Pets and Plants ™
Aversion Technologies offers naturally occurring compounds and synthetic chemicals to companies around the world. These specialty chemicals are added to products making them unpalatable to humans and animals. This is a very effective way of protecting children and pets from consuming dangerous goods (antifreeze and household cleaners). Typically, exposure to aversives results in future avoidance. This behavior modification leads to long-term protection of people, pets and plants.
Chief among our products are the naturally occurring bitterants colocynth and andrographolide, the synthetic bitterants denatonium benzoate and denatonium saccharide; the naturally hot and spicy capsaicin derived from hot peppers and nonivamide, its synthetic analogue. Kosher capsaicin is available on request.
Repela™ is a unique solution for deterring animals from chewing plastic materials, such as electric and fiber optic cables, or plastic pipes. Repela is currently available in four carriers: microcrystalline wax, polyethylene, propylene glycol, and polyvinyl chloride. We will soon be releasing an LDPE version and other masterbatch carriers will follow. Typical concentrations of active ingredients range from 25% to 50%, and are custom blended to meet our customer's specific needs.
Any of our herbs and chemicals can be used as an additive, rendering a product inedible, and thereby, safe. Denatonium benzoate is commonly used as an additive in antifreeze and household cleaners to prevent consumption, and synthetic capsaicin (nonivamide) is used in pepper sprays.