Microban Expands Protect360° Antimicrobial Hospitality Line with Manchester Mills

Mar 04, 2022

Microban is thrilled to announce the expansion of their partnership with Manchester Mills into antimicrobial shower curtains and liners for hospitality and healthcare environments.

SOMERSET, NJ – March 1, 2022 /MANCHESTER MILLS/ Manchester Mills is enhancing its portfolio of solutions products for the hospitality and health care industries.

The manufacturer – a Guest Worldwide company and wholly-owned subsidiary of Sysco Corporation – has unveiled a line of shower curtains with built-in antimicrobial product protection, expanding on the reception to its Protect360° range of innovative textile solutions.

Microban antimicrobial technology is built into the Protect360° shower curtain and its liner to inhibit odors and the growth of damaging bacteria, mold, mildew and fungus.

Bart Kennedy, senior director of business development – global textiles from Microban, explained: “The new Protect360° shower curtains are unmatched in their quality and integrate rigorous antimicrobial protection with aesthetically engineered textiles, putting customers’ cleanliness needs at the forefront.”

In a recent survey conducted by Microban, 85% of hotel guests said they consider the cleanliness of shower curtains and liners very important when staying at a hotel – yet shower curtains and liners are perceived as one of the dirtiest items in a hotel room. Microban antimicrobial technology works continuously to keep the shower curtain cleaner and fresher in between washes.

Elizabeth McNulty, senior vice president and general manager at Manchester Mills, commented: “At Manchester Mills, our goal is to develop innovative textile solutions that provide a cleaner experience and increase consumer confidence. Building on our successful Protect360° lineup to include shower curtains and liners with Microban antimicrobial protection is the perfect textile solution to meet the needs of the hospitality and healthcare industries.”

Protect360° shower curtains are also water repellent, allowing for quick drying time. Ultrasonic hems with magnets keep the shower curtain in place, while hook-free rings promote easy installation. The products are available in neutral colors, with design options that range from solid, textured fabrics with decorative accents to classic patterns.

manchester mills Shower Curtain collage

About Manchester Mills®

Manchester Mills is one of the world’s top textile manufacturers, with a powerful blend of manufacturing flexibility and expertise focused on uncompromising quality and a relentless passion for innovation. As a next-generation textile partner, we focus on engineering smarter textile solutions through a global team of creators, innovators and partners that put client needs at the forefront – from sourcing top-quality raw materials to leading-edge R&D and vigorous quality control. As part of Guest Worldwide, a Sysco company, Manchester Mills has been a leading provider of textile products for more than 40 years with operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Microban International, Ltd. – Media Relations
Maria Diefenbach
Tel: 704 766 1060
E-mail: maria.diefenbach@microban.com

Manchester Mills – Media Relations
Shannon Mutschler
E-mail: shannon.mutschler@sysco.com