Antimicrobial Household Products

Home isn’t where the bacteria is.


Antimicrobial household products like shower curtains, bedding and other home textiles protect consumers’ homes against bacteria and mold.

Household textiles are often treated with water-repellent and stain-resistant agents. Unfortunately, odor-control technology performance is often compromised when co-applied with those finishing agents. However, Microban® has designed antimicrobial and odor-capture fabric formulations and processes that successfully treat home textiles without causing negative interferences with other finishing agents. This means you can offer your consumers antimicrobial household products, like antimicrobial shower or bath mats, that still deliver the performance they’re used to and additionally now fight the growth of bacteria and microbes that cause odor and mold and stay cleaner between washes.

Microban is about more than technology, though. We’re committed to providing partners with support throughout the entire product development process. After collaborating during the planning stage, our engineering team begins designing the ideal antimicrobial product technology for the partner’s specific product. By experimenting with various chemical compounds in our lab, our chemists then decipher which additives best resist microbial reproduction. At that point, we create masterbatches, as well as assist partners with regulatory approvals and patent counseling.