Odor Control Applications & Odor Resistant Clothing

Products that incorporate Microban odor control applications resist stains and odors.


Unwanted and familiar odors in shoes and clothing are the result of micro-organisms that feed on moisture, heat and humidity. However, with odor control applications like odor capture and antimicrobial protection, clothing and other materials stay fresher for longer.

With Microban® odor control applications and odor resistant clothing, fabrics, socks and other materials stay fresher for longer.

From odor resistant clothing and footwear to mold and mildew inhibited shower curtains, built-in Microban antimicrobial odor control applications such as odor capture and antimicrobial protection increase product value and ease the cleaning process. Our odor control applications are applied to the products below.


Microban offers comprehensive odor-control technologies that meet your requirements for antimicrobial efficacy, wash durability, processing conditions and cost effectiveness. Odor resistant clothing is your new solution to fresh.


Soles and other shoe parts that come in direct contact with feet are notorious for generating extremely unpleasant odors caused by bacterial and athletic foot fungus contamination. Fortunately, Microban has developed odor resistant clothing as an answer to the all-too-common problem.


Socks do more than make a fashion statement; they reduce stress on your feet and can help wick away moisture. As everyone knows, socks can really stink. The sweat and heat generated by your feet provide an ideal environment for bacteria. With odor control socks, your feet warmers will smell better for longer.

Accessories and Gear

Tents, backpacks, hats and similar gear are almost never washed, so it becomes even more important to incorporate odor control applications and technologies into these products to inhibit the growth of stain- and odor-causing bacteria.

Home Textiles

Shower curtains, bedding and other home textiles are frequently treated with water-repellent and stain-resistant agents. Unfortunately, odor control applications performance is often compromised when co-applied with those finishing agents. Fortunately, though, Microban has designed antimicrobial and odor capture fabric formulations and processes that successfully treat home textiles without causing a negative interference with other finishing agents.


Frequent use combined with infrequent cleaning can cause lab coats to harbor stain- and odor-causing bacteria. Microban offers antimicrobial treatments for fabrics and other medical textiles that prevent those bacteria from ever taking root. With our antimicrobial solutions, hospitals, doctor offices and urgent care centers enjoy maximized microbial protection.