Scentry® and Scentry Revive®, odor capture platforms from Microban, earned the ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX certification—an independent testing and certification system for chemicals, colourants and auxiliaries used to manufacture textiles.
To receive this accreditation, both technologies had to complete a three-stage verification analyses that is based on whether chemical products and each individual ingredient meet specific requirements with regard to sustainability, safety and compliance with statutory regulations.
The combined process ensures there is no harmful effect on the human and environmental health of the textiles treated and confirms both Scentry and Scentry Revive meet environmentally responsible textile production standards.
Scentry is Microban’s first odor capture product for apparel and footwear. It is a non-antimicrobial solution that absorbs body odors caused by organic chemical compounds in clothing and footwear made from polyester, spandex, nylon and synthetic blends.
Applied to the fabric during the manufacturing process, it forms a protective barrier on the fabric that traps body odors and regenerates itself by releasing the trapped odors during home launderings. Scentry has been proven to capture more than 90% of odors, even after more than 50 typical home launderings, extending the life of the product. Scentry Revive’s key sustainability benefits include water and energy savings through the reduced need for laundering. Most significantly, because it prevents the odor build-up that causes consumers to discard apparel, footwear and gear prematurely, Scentry Revive effectively extends the usable life of any product treated with it, keeping items out of landfills. It is also ideal for hard to wash items or items that don’t get washed, like decorative bedding and mattresses.
Compared to the average untreated apparel, the same shirt treated with Scentry Revive would only need to be washed 10 times, compared to the average 50 washings, saving over 35 gallons of water per year. Aside from the obvious benefits of smelling fresher for longer by neutralizing odors, Scentry Revive technology saves water, time and money.
To learn more about Scentry Revive, Microban’s newest odor control platform that was introduced this year at Performance Days, click here.