Maintaining product cleanliness in high-traffic industries like hospitality and healthcare is crucial. Recent surveys revealed that textile cleanliness can impact business success. Even after COVID-19, maintaining a hygienic environment remains essential in these bustling environments with numerous high-touch points exposed to microbes.
Many customer-focused industries have moved towards disposable textiles, , including cleaning cloths, laundry bags, and mattress covers. However, increased non-woven fabric consumption has raised concerns over the environmental consequences of single-use products and resulting waste.
In an article for Technical Textile Value Chain, Kimberely Cherrington, Senior Global Brand Manager at Microban, delves into the sustainability pressures and challenges confronting non-woven fabric manufacturers. Kimberley also discusses how antimicrobial technologies have emerged as a promising solution to reducing textile waste.