Antimicrobial technology helps enhance fitness equipment, while odor control and micro prevention applications are becoming increasingly popular among activewear consumers. No one wants to use equipment or wear apparel that is stained and gives off horrible odor. It is easy to see why people who enjoy keeping fit, as well as those who own gyms and health clubs, are interested in antimicrobial-protected fitness equipment and odor control applications for apparel. Here are five fitness essentials that can benefit from antimicrobial and odor control technologies:
1. Good Shoes
The right pair of shoes are crucial for comfort and function. Insoles and other shoe parts that come in direct contact with feet are notorious for generating extremely unpleasant odors caused by bacterial and athletic foot fungus contamination. Fortunately, Microban® has developed an answer to the all-too common problem that has been well received by consumers. In a recent study, 88% of consumers said they would be interested in having their athletic shoes liners and foam protected with Microban odor control technology.
Every time someone uses a piece of fitness equipment, they leave behind a trail of sweat and microbes. Lack of regular and proper cleaning combined with warm and humid environments (like a gym) will cause the microbes on dumbbells to multiply fast. Stain and odor-causing microbes can be controlled, thanks to SilverShield® antimicrobial technology. This advanced protection can be built into the equipment at the point of manufacture, where it will last the useful lifetime of the product.
3. Water Bottle
The University of Calgary conducted research on water bottles and found that nearly two-thirds had bacteria levels exceeding water guidelines after remaining at room temperature for an extended period of time. While normal washing is important, Microban antimicrobial technology can be built into the water bottle to keep it cleaner between cleanings. Best of all, Microban antimicrobial product protection solutions are engineered to remain durable after numerous dish washings, so you can be confident that the antimicrobial technology will live on for the life of the product.
4. The Right Apparel
Durability, product lifespan, and odor control are all important considerations for consumers when purchasing activewear. Microban Scentry® and ZPTech® technologies offer a bifunctional, effective, and durable odor control solution for polyester activewear. Learn more about this odor control technology in our whitepaper.
5. Yoga Mat
Working alongside a normal disinfection routine, Microban antimicrobial technology inhibits the growth of microbes on surfaces while preserving the cleanliness and freshness of the fitness equipment. Importantly, the antimicrobial technology does not wash off or wear away. When using products with built-in antimicrobial technology, you can feel more confident while in upward facing dog or child’s pose that your yoga mat is staying clean 24/7.
Contact us today to learn more about adding Microban antimicrobial and odor control technology into your products.