Antimicrobial Additives: Fabric Treatment

At Microban, we understand the complexities of incorporating antimicrobial fabric treatments into a textile product development process. In fact, our team of experts works closely with textile product developers to understand the antimicrobial efficacy required for a company’s products and helps to build a business case for their use.

We help demystify the perceived risks and outline several key benefits of antimicrobial fabric treatment:

Antimicrobial Fabric Treatments Show Proven ROI

Microban works with your team to outline the increased return on investment and improved margins that can be achieved with the use of antimicrobial fabric treatments. In some cases, our team has worked with companies to build specific business cases to show projected efficiency gains and savings from process improvements.

It is well accepted that higher functioning products can reap larger improvements in ROI. Take as one example of performance, a recent study conducted on two samples: one treated with Microban antimicrobial fabric treatments and one left unprotected. Both samples were inoculated with bacteria. The growth of bacteria was tracked over an incubation period of six hours.

The sample with Microban’s antimicrobial fabric treatment showed 250x less bacteria after the six-hour period than the sample left unprotected. Our team of researchers have backed our antimicrobial fabric treatments with case studies like these to support your business case for implementing antimicrobial additives into your textile production process.

Antimicrobial Fabric Treatments Require Few Product Development Adjustments

For the addition of antimicrobial fabric treatments, our team works with manufacturing and development teams to outline all factors and considerations influencing the antimicrobial additive process. Our team ensures the antimicrobial fabric treatments work within the constructs of your existing processes for minimal disruption and seamless integration from lab to mill to final fabric performance.

The versatility of application allows for antimicrobial fabric treatments to be applied during the finishing process and can be padded, exhausted or sprayed on, which makes the case for implementing antimicrobial additives. For this reason, incorporating Microban’s technology requires few adjustments to your existing product development process.

Antimicrobial Fabric Treatments Provide Lasting Odor Control

Microorganisms like bacteria and mold can double in quantity every 20 minutes in humid and damp environments. Fabrics exposed to moisture and sweat, such as home textiles and athletic apparel, are notoriously malodorous from these odor-causing microorganisms. This helps make the case for why textile products especially need to be developed with antimicrobial fabric treatments.

Microban works with your team during the product design phase to ensure our antimicrobial fabric treatments are designed to work with your fabrics to help you deliver a product with lasting odor control.

Contact Microban today to add antimicrobial fabric treatments to your textile product development process!