Microban Relaunches Textiles Division in Europe at 2016 Performance Days in Munich

Nov 15, 2016

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (Oct. 2016) – Microban® International Ltd., the global leader in textile odor control and prevention, today announced it will relaunch its textiles division in Europe at Performance Days, Nov. 16 – 17 in Munich. Leveraging its 30-year heritage of providing innovative protection solutions for extended freshness and odor control in textiles, Microban will introduce a complete brand refresh, including a new website, launching next month, and revamped marketing collateral for its brand partners. Additionally, Microban has expanded its product and sales team in Asia, Europe and the U.S. with seasoned textile industry executives.

Microban will host “The Science of Odor Control, Odor Control Technologies and Testing” workshop Nov. 17 during Performance Days to explore the science of odor by looking into why apparel, footwear and gear stink, and solutions available for controlling these odors along with industry standard test methods. The workshop will be presented by Brian Aylward, director of liquid formulations at Microban, and Zsolt Huszágh, head of Microban’s textile business development in Europe. For additional details, and to register for the event please click here.

The relaunch of its textile division builds upon Microban’s debut of its recent odor capture and odor control products including aegis excalibur® and Scentry®, now being used by top material brands and manufacturers worldwide. Coinciding with this momentum, is Microban’s recent bluesign® approval for its Scentry BC100, an odor capture treatment for textiles, and ZPTech® ZO6, a wide-spectrum antimicrobial technology for textiles.

“We are relaunching the textiles division because the global marketplace is changing dramatically,” said Pablo Perella-Berdun, president of Microban. “Consumers are demanding more from their textile products and how they perform during its useful life. We now have a much more robust toolbox for communicating the features and benefits of our proprietary technologies. We will not only be providing an increased ROI for our brand partners, but also, more advantages for the end consumer.” 

In order to work more closely with existing and new brand partners around the world, Microban will add technical and sales specialists to its global textile teams this year and will launch additional Scentry products in 2017.

“We want to introduce key influencers to the new Microban,” said Lisa Owen, senior director, global textiles business at Microban. “Not only do we have a wide range of solutions for odor and antimicrobial challenges, we now have an enhanced brand with a very strong global team. We are completely committed to the textile category and look forward to opening a dialogue with more iconic brands.”

In conjunction with this relaunch of the textiles division, Microban is expanding its consumer facing website, TheCleanerHome.com, providing comprehensive home cleaning tips and products using Microban. It will add “the closet” as its latest installment with brand partners 5.11 Tactical®, Ahnu®, Calvin Klein, Hook & Tackle®, Huntworth®, Mueller, Reebok®, Sanuk®, Spanx®, Terramar® Sports, Teva®, Travelon® and Under Armour®.

About Microban

At Microban, we promise to redefine clean with proactive product protection that lives on. Our proactive systems keep products cleaner, and control odors better by preventing problems before they start. Microban drives innovation by combining science and creative solutions that enhance high quality consumer, textile, industrial and medical products around the world. Today, the Microban brand and technologies are featured on thousands of products worldwide. The company is headquartered in North Carolina with operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information, please visit microban.com.