But as everyone knows, socks can really stink.
The sweat and heat generated by your feet provide an ideal environment for bacteria. On top of that, processing limitations make odor-control application difficult, and those that are applied on socks are typically not durable enough to withstand home washes. Fortunately, Microban is not typical.
Microban has developed additives that are easy to apply and can withstand multiple home launderings. We begin our process by collaborating with partners during the planning stages of antimicrobial and odor-capture sock product development. After objectives and goals are discussed, our engineering team creates numerous formulations, experimenting to identify the exact chemical properties for optimal microbial reproduction resistance.
And as the product development process comes to a close, Microban provides its partners with regulatory approval assistance, patent counseling and marketing support.
The Results Speak for Themselves.
We recently conducted a study to determine the effect that Microban antimicrobial protection has on odor-causing bacteria. Two samples were tested: one with Microban antimicrobial protection and one that was left unprotected. The samples were inoculated with bacteria and the level of odor from bacteria was measured over a six-hour incubation period.
The sample with Microban generated over 250 times less malodor after the six-hour period than the sample left unprotected, and the protected sample stayed significantly fresher throughout the entire test period.