Odor Control Antimicrobials

Microban antimicrobial protection helps to prevent odors and fungal buildup in textile and foam products.

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Antimicrobial Product Protection for Textiles, Foam, Fiberfil & More

Microban® antimicrobial product protection helps to prevent odors, bacterial and fungal buildup on textiles, foam, fiberfill and more.

Antimicrobial protection is incorporated into products during the manufacturing process. Because of this, it becomes a durable or permanent part of the product. When bacteria, mold, mildew and other microbes encounter the antimicrobial product our technologies prevent unwanted microbes from growing or reproducing adding an extra level of hygiene or freshness to the product. Our engineers formulate the antimicrobial treatment to continuously resist stains, odors and product degradation throughout the product’s lifetime. In other words, incorporating our antimicrobial protection technology causes products to remain fresher for longer.

Understanding the Fundamentals of Antimicrobial Protection within Odor Control

Micro-organisms and odors can have a destructive effect on clothing, footwear, home textiles and other products. Understanding how they function is critical to designing technologies that control the odors, stains and degradation they ultimately cause.

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Bacteria are present in soil, air, water, on plants and even on animals and humans. Many strains of bacteria are beneficial to animals and the environment, including the bacteria that help human food digestion. However, other bacteria can adversely affect everyday products we use in our lives, causing stains, odors and product deterioration. Our product development team formulates antimicrobial solutions to help partnered companies extends the useful life of their products and also adds an additional level of hygiene and freshness.

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bluesign® Approved

As a bluesign® system partner, Microban® is committed to sustainability and ensuring all our antimicrobial technologies for fabrics can easily be integrated into sustainable manufacturing processes. Third party certifications give our brands and consumers validation that they are using the best possible odor management products available in the market.

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OEKO-TEX® Certified

Our textile antimicrobial technologies have undergone the OEKO-TEX® certification process to give our customers peace of mind. Our innovative technologies are compatible with even the most stringiest RSLs and sustainable textile manufacturing processes.

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Environmentally Friendly

Microban® has been proven to increase the number of uses before a textile product needs to be laundered. This presents numerous environmental benefits such as less water and electricity usage, and less discharge of detergent and microfibers deemed harmful to marine life. Wash Less, Live More®

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Breaks the Mold

Microban® protects fabrics commonly exposed to humid and moist environments from the growth of unsightly mold and mildew. Our technologies also control the development of dust mites by destroying certain fungi which are necessary in the dust mite food chain.

Fungi are commonly referred to as mold and begin life as microscopic airborne spores that germinate with the moist surfaces of nonliving organic matter. Mold then penetrates the organic material, secretes enzymes, and absorbs water and the digested sugars from the nutrient source.

Many products found in and around homes provide rich nutrient sources for mold spores. The best defense is prevention: control moisture levels in your home and look for products that resist mold growth. Microban antimicrobial protection helps prevent uncontrolled microbial growth.

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By extending the useful life of fabrics and foams, our technologies provide a benefit that consumers value. Microban® is a long-lasting differentiator for your textile products, allowing you to stand out from your competitors.

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History of Safe Use

Microban® antimicrobial fabric treatments have undergone extensive independent laboratory testing and have a long history of safe use. The biocidal active components of Microban® antimicrobial fabric additives are notified with the EU Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) and registered with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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Less Stink & Staining

Microban® antimicrobial fabric technologies are effective against bacteria that can cause staining, bad odor and premature degradation. Permanent odor buildup is a serious universal problem and the only way to effectively fight it is with antimicrobial technologies such as these.

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Trusted by Leading Manufacturers

Microban® antimicrobial technologies are used and trusted by some of the world's leading textile product manufacturers. Brand partners include Fila, Teva, Spanx, Petmate, and Marlux Medical.

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Effective Against Harmful Bacteria

Microban® antimicrobial-treated fabrics are resistant to the growth of illness-causing bacteria, making them ideal for use in hygiene-critical products such as hospital scrubs and privacy curtains.