Plant-based antimicrobial for textiles launched 

December 11th, 2023

Polygiene Group, a global antimicrobial technologies and odor control solutions provider, has launched a new antimicrobial technology for the textile market. StayFreshBIO™ is based on a 100 percent bio-based active ingredient extracted from plant-based substances.  The product is an addition to Polygiene’s current silver-based solution and is in line with the movement in certain regions to look for metal-free antimicrobial additives. The […]

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New plant-based fabric technology passes EPA hurdle

April 10th, 2023

Noble Biomaterials, a producer of antimicrobial solutions for soft surface applications, announces that its latest antimicrobial technology has received official Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration. Ionic+® Botanical uses a bio-based registered citric acid formula to inhibit the growth of microbes and reduce odor on fabric and other soft surfaces.  The company began development of the proprietary […]

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Anti-viral textiles wage war on COVID-19

September 13th, 2021

A mask that disinfects itself at the touch of a button has been developed by scientists at Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) and Swiss research and development company Osmotex AG. Photo: Osmotex. New treatments for textiles support the effort to contain the pandemic.  by Debra Cobb While prosperous countries such as the U.S. and […]

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Antimicrobial found effective against SARS-CoV-2

December 7th, 2020

Sciessent has announced the results of recent tests with its AgionÒ antimicrobial treatment. According to the company, the treatment achieves 99.99 percent inactivation of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in lab testing of medical textiles. The testing was conducted under ISO 18184 protocols and demonstrated that its effectiveness was maintained even after 20 launderings.   The […]

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Textile collaborators create jacket with HeiQ Viroblock

September 3rd, 2020

A new jacket has been designed to provide a solution for resuming normal life by protecting the wearer, as well as those encountered from contaminants. The JUST5 jacket sets up a highly effective barrier to shield the wearer from spoiling contaminants in the surrounding area.  The creation of the jacket is the result of an […]

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New IM ViroBac fabric addresses microbial threats

August 10th, 2020

Inner Mettle (IM) is launching its latest product, IM ViroBac fabric, developed to reduce the risk of viral and bacterial transmission via surface contact applicable to a multitude of situations in a commercial environment, such as public transport, medical facilities and hospitality.  Photo: Inner Mettle. “High touch surfaces, such as seats, bedding and curtains, could […]

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Antimicrobial use in today’s textile industry

July 24th, 2017

Where we’ve been, where we are, and where we’re going. Increased use of woven and nonwoven textiles, as well as growing awareness of microbes and their associated healthcare concerns, has been driving demand for antimicrobial use in textile applications. The inclusion of antimicrobials has especially been emphasized in performance and medical textiles where biological burdens […]

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Sustainable solutions in antimicrobials

July 24th, 2017

With environmental concerns about traditional treatments, the industry works to offer more eco-friendly options. Antimicrobial properties are fast becoming an expected treatment in textiles for applications that range from hospital drapes and linen, to contract and domestic textiles, as well as clothing. While offering protection from germs is a positive, there has been some disquiet […]

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Rethinking odor control

July 10th, 2017

New antimicrobial technologies focus on treatments for 'permastink.' It’s everywhere, and it’s not attractive. Permastink—the unpleasant smell that won’t wash out of textile products—has become a topic of conversation for consumers and brands alike. Polyester and other synthetic fibers are the materials of choice for the active performance and athleisure styles consumers now wear throughout […]

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Green medical textiles: the next phase

August 21st, 2015

Certain segments of the population today have a greater awareness of the composition of the individual constituents in products and are particular about a product’s environmental footprint. More importantly, among consumers who buy textiles and related products, environmental issues are of concern. Green products and technologies are desired particularly in metropolitan areas in developed economies. […]

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