DawaPlus® 3.0

Long-lasting co-insecticide netting

TANA Netting DawaPlus 3.0 PBO optimized yarnBuilding on the success of the widely used DawaPlus® 2.0 LLINs, subsequent innovation has resulted in the new generation of DawaPlus® nets – DawaPlus® 3.0 and DawaPlus® 4.0 – using proprietary dual-insecticide release technology to improve nets efficacy.

Designed specifically for regions in which mosquitoes have developed metabolic resistance to pyrethroid insecticides, the PBO co-insecticide helps to suppress the resistance mechanism, allowing the insecticide to recover its efficacy.

Incorporation of Piperonyl butoxide (PBO) into the roof of DawaPlus® 3.0 netting

The new generation DawaPlus® 3.0 offers long-lasting co-insecticide netting. Piperonyl butoxide (PBO) is incorporated into the roof of the netting, with the sides of deltamethrin coated polyester.

The PBO is a co-insecticide, considerably enhancing the effectiveness of the primary insecticide, here deltamethrin, by suppressing the mosquito’s enzyme defenses. We optimize each yarn to release either PBO or deltamethrin. This way we can ensure a proper ratio of the co-insecticide and the primary insecticide during the lifetime of the net.

Trade Name DawaPlus ® 3.0
Common Name Long-lasting insecticidal combination net
Roof: Deltamethrin + Piperonyl butoxide long-lasting
(incorporated) insecticidal net
Sides: Deltamethrin long-lasting (coated) insecticidal net
WHO Prequalified VC Status WHO PQ listed as accepted for procurement by UN and other international agencies
and countries               
Specification Requirements Test standards
Active ingredient Deltamethrin CIPAC 333/LN/(M)/2.1 (HPLCDAD),
Handbook N, page 66
Deltamethrin Content Roof: 3 g /kg ± 25%; 120 mg/
m² ± 25%, Sides: 2.5 g/kg ± 25%;
100 mg/m² ± 25%
Handbook N, page 66
Synergist identity Piperonyl butoxide CIPAC 33/LN/(M)/2.1(GC-FID),
CIPAC Handbook N, pages
111 & 112
Piperonyl butoxide
Roof: 11 g/kg ± 25%;
440 mg/m²± 25%
CIPAC 33/LN/(M)/3 (GC-FID),
CIPAC Handbook N, pages
111 & 112
Wash resistance 20 washes WHOPES/GCDPP/2005.11
Wash retention index Deltamethrin

Sides: 0.90 – 1.00

Roof: 0.93 – 1.00

Wash retention index PBO 0.90 – 1.00 CIPAC MT 195
Storage stability 54 ± 2°C for 14 days, <5% loss of deltamethrin MT 46.3.4 (CIPAC/4956/m)
Material Roof: 100% polyethylene, monofilament,
Sides: 100% polyester,
ISO 1833
Fabrication Warp knitted ISO Standard 8388
Denier Roof: 130 ± 5%; Sides: 100 ± 5% Roof: 17 holes/cm² (not less than16), Sides: 24 holes/cm² (not less than16) ISO 2060 CITEVE 110
Dimensional stability Maximum 10% shrinkage. Maximum 5% expansion ISO 6330:2000/A1:2008
Bursting strength min. 400 kPa ISO 13938-2 (1999)
Weight 40 g/m² ±10% ISO 3801 / EN 12127
Fire safety Non-ignitable (NI) EN 1102