Pipper Standard, Thailand's leading brand of natural household cleaning products, has been granted multiple patents by the European Patent Office for its proprietary fermented fruit technology.
Pipper Standard products are made from a unique pineapple fermentation process that yields powerful, natural enzymes and biosurfactants. The brand's range of natural, non-toxic, hypoallergenic, biodegradable certified products -- including laundry detergent, fabric softener, dishwashing liquid and floor cleaner, among others - has been extensively tested to clean comparable to chemical products.
The company's new patents were issued in May 2018, broadly covering compositions, manufacturing and processes. They followed multiple other patents previously awarded in the United States, Singapore and Taiwan. In aggregate, the company has patents issued or pending in countries comprising approximately 70% of the world's GDP, including major Asian markets.
With asthma and allergy rates skyrocketing globally, including in Asia, consumers are looking more carefully at the chemicals they use daily. According to the AAFA, one in five Americans now have allergies, and allergy rates in children have tripled since the 1960s. The World Allergy Organization estimates that more than 33% of the Chinese population (460 million people) now suffer from allergies. In Thailand, 49% of children in the greater Bangkok area now have allergies, a 33% increase since 1995. Such sharply increasing rates have been linked to chemicals, pollutants, and rapid urbanisation.