Are odors and microbes lurking in your bedroom?

written by Maria Diefenbach, Global Textiles Marketing Manager

Pillars of health are changing. According to the ever-popular Huffington Post, sleep is now considered one of the four pillars of health. Integrating an odor capture or antimicrobial technology can add an extra level of comfort and freshness to the different components that make up your bed.  Antimicrobial technologies help reduce the growth of damaging microbes, mold and mildew on those bedroom products you are in daily contact with. Odor capture solutions trap and neutralize unpleasant odors and are ideal for those hard to wash items or products that simply cannot be washed.

Odor Control Technology Functional Benefits

 Your bed is a dirty place. Let’s face it, we spend a good 6 to 8 hours of our day there. Sweat and body heat make it an ideal breeding ground for microbes and unpleasant odors. The top problem areas in your bedroom are:

  • Sheets
  • Mattresses
  • Comforters
  • Pillows
  • Mattress pads/toppers
  • Mattress/pillow protectors
  • Decorative coverlets/shams
  • Blankets/throws

At Microban, we have developed new textile technologies that capture these unwanted odors. Testing shows that a treated bedroom textile can capture up to 90% of odors for up to 50 home launderings.

Applied directly to the fabric or foam during the manufacturing process, Microban solutions provide a seamless integration into an existing manufacturing process that ensures an overall higher quality product. Our antimicrobial + odor capture synergy provides your textile products with a more complete protection by preventing the growth of microbes and capturing odors on contact.

Here are just a few of the added benefits of treating your fabric or foam bedroom products with an odor capture technology and/or antimicrobial:

1.      Extended Freshness

2.      Longer Lasting Odor Control

3.      Visible and Invisible Cleanliness

4.      Fights the growth of Mold and Mildew

5.      Increased Product Use & Life Cycle

Odor Control Technology Environmental Benefits

Rewashing home textiles comes with a cost. It requires time and money while quickening fabric degradation and negatively impacting the environment through increased water and utilities use. Tiny fibers from synthetic fabrics are also making their way from your washing machine into aquatic animals!

When a textile product has added antimicrobial or odor capture technology, not only does it capture body odor and prevent future bacterial and fungal growth, but also the reduction on fabric launderings is significant.

The sustainability benefits of using a product with odor control technology are several:

  • Lower Energy Consumption
  • Reduced Environmental Impact
  • Lower Frequency of Wash
  • Safe for Employees during Textile Manufacturing
  • Easily Integrated into Textile Product Development

Contact us today to learn more about how Microban partners with leading home textile brands and manufacturers around the globe to reduce the growth of odors and microbes on their products.