5 Benefits of Antimicrobial Fabric

Today’s consumers demand high performance from textiles, regardless of whether the fabric is for apparel, footwear, sporting gear or home textiles. Performance enhancements to textiles can include modifications that lend to consumer comfort and ease of care. These types of enhancements are especially attractive to consumers with busy lifestyles and ultimately influence the purchase decision. We have outlined some of the benefits of antimicrobial fabrics below.

Antimicrobial Fabrics Stay Cleaner and Fresher Longer

Antimicrobial technology adds a durable defense barrier on fabric, which helps fight odor-causing bacteria, mold and mildew. This makes a product with antimicrobial fabric stay fresher longer so you can wear it with confidence. This lasting, continual protection against potentially harmful microbes lasts wash after wash.

Antimicrobial Fabrics Require Fewer Washes

Antimicrobial fabric stays cleaner for longer and in between washings. If a towel stinks less, you will wash it less because it maintains that “just laundered” feeling. New energy efficient washing practices do not get fabrics as clean. Adding antimicrobial product protection reduces the growth of odor causing microbes that remain on your clothes even after washing.

Antimicrobial Fabrics Keep Textiles Smelling Better

Sweat is a universal problem. When you sweat, the bacteria on your skin consumes the nutrients in your sweat and breaks it down, producing odor. Antimicrobial fabric inhibits the growth of unpleasant odors before they start on the garments by controlling bacterial growth. 

Antimicrobial Fabrics Produce No Permastink

Given the propensity of odor buildup in performance wear, as they are often made from synthetic fabrics, many consumers have experienced the need to rewash clothing that did not wash clean and began to smell once the garment was on and warm. This “permastink” or permanent odor build up in synthetic fabrics is a well-known concern within the apparel industry and the consumers. With antimicrobial fabric, your consumers won’t have to deal with this issue.

Antimicrobial Fabrics Generate Longer Product Life

Bacteria and fungi can degrade textiles in many ways. Repeated washing also negatively affects the lifecycle and speeds up degradation. When laundering a product less because it is made with antimicrobial fabric, you extend the life of the product.

Micro-organisms and odors can have a destructive effect on clothing and other products. Microban® antimicrobial technologies work hard so you don’t have to worry. Contact us today to learn how Microban technology can provided added value to your products and consumers.