Microban International's microbiology team were recently featured in Innovation in Textiles digital magazine, where they explored the future of athletic apparel innovations with odor-reduction technologies. Kate Hawley, Senior Microbiologist, and Dr. Glenner Richards, Director of Microbiology and Analytical Chemistry, discussed their novel strategy for evaluating the success of odor-control technologies.
One key difference in this evaluation method is the inclusion of a human odor panel that assesses odors and efficacy of treatments in clothes to objectively score the technology efficacy in real-world settings. As humans are the target audience for these fabric innovations, this component is key to ensuring effective solutions that make a difference to the consumer.
Beyond rigorous efficacy testing, Microban International offers a wide portfolio of custom antimicrobial chemistries for material and surface enhancements that redefine clean with lasting product protection. All Microban additives retain OEKO-TEX® and Bluesign® certifications.
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