Updated on August 1, 2019


Created on August 1, 2019


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DuraNet is a ready-to-use LLIN (long lasting insecticide incorporated net) made of polyethylene.

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Product Description

DuraNet is a long-lasting insecticidal net (LLIN) composed of polythylene (PE) yarn with alpha-cypermethrin insecticide incorporated into its fiber. It comes ready-to-use and does not require re-treatment. It has a long-lasting knock-down and mortality effect on disease transmitting vectors such as mosquitoes. It is available in different shapes, sizes and colors.

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Manufacturing/Building Method

Intellectural Property Type


User Provision Model

NGO's and donors can buy the product which is then distributed to the end user.

Distributions to Date Status

A manufacturing facility in Shanju, China is capable of producing 2 million nets a month, and 25 production facilities in Karur, India produce 1.5 million nets a month.

Bursting Strength (kPa)


Expected lifespan (months, washes)

Insecticide content (g/kg)

Insecticide(s) used

Mesh (holes/cm^2)

Protection from insect entry (yes/no)


Retreatment required? (frequency)

Design Specifications

The DuraNet is available in three sizes: medium (fits one child and one adult), large (one to two children and one adult), and extra large (two adults and one to three children). It also has varied shapes available upon request; rectangular, circular, pyramidal, dome and hammock. It can be produced in any color at no extra cost. The different colors do not affect the performance, though field research showed darker colors are washed less often and therefore last longer. The standard available colors are dark blue, light blue, dark green, light green and white, and can be made with strips in two colors. The nets can be customized to have printed logo in two colors.

Technical Support


Replacement Components

Tears and holes can be mended.


Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Performance targets include lasting up to 5 years, avoiding health problems (such as skin or eye irritation) for users, better air flow, and repelling or killing mosquitos.

Vetted Performance Status


The manufacturer claims that the MSDS is available on request.

Complementary Technical Systems


Compliance with regulations

The design meets the following standards:

  • 454/LN/2: 2009
  • ISO1833: 1977
  • ISO 8388: 1998
  • 454/TC: 2006
  • ISO 7211/2: 1984
  • ISO 3801: 1977
  • ISO 1393: 1999
  • 16 CFR 1610
  • ISO 9001:2008(QMS)

Other Information

DuraNet is recommended by the World Health Organization and USAID/OFDA as a suitable vector control.

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