Stop Odor Before It Starts.

On unprotected surfaces, mold, bacteria and other micro-organisms can double every 20 minutes. Whether bacteria and microbes are growing on socks, a shirt, or a yoga mat, it won't take long before those surfaces start to give off an offensive odor.

Odor Control Solutions Extend the Life of Products & Clothing

Laundering alone does little to combat the persistent stench, so the more it smells, the more you wash it. It’s easy to see how clothing deteriorates quickly in this cycle as you try to fight the growth of microbes that are causing your odor. Antimicrobial fabrics and products, on the other hand, help prevent those odor-causing bacteria from ever taking root. They capture the offensive odors within a protective barrier, shielding the "stink" until washing.

Odor Control Solutions from Microban®

  • Prevent sweat and moisture from affecting the freshness of exercise equipment and sportswear.
  • Prevent odor and mildew in footwear, protective wear, shower curtains and towels.
  • Safeguard everything from medical textiles to window coverings.   
  • Trap odor and prevents apparel from giving off an offensive smell during wear and between washings.

Engineering odor control through antimicrobial and odor capture textile technologies is the easy part. Ensuring that the odor control’s effect lasts for the useful life of the product is a bit more complicated. Our engineers, however, meet that challenge head-on every single day. 

Odor Control Testing

We work with partners to define durability requirements as part of the product development process. We then evaluate durability with industry standards or with customized methods. For example, for textiles and clothing that is washed, standard published methods such as AATCC 61-2A or AATCC 135 are used. For articles exposed to light, ASTM methods using accelerated weather meters (e.g. Xenon-Arc) are used. In addition, we are able to conduct customized experiments to simulate the actual use environment of the article. These include shower simulations, hot vapor exposure, solvent exposure and repeated washing in a dishwasher. With our rigorous testing methods, you will be able to confidently present durable odor control products, like antimicrobial clothing, to your partners that they are sure to love for a long time.

You can read more about our testing methods for antimicrobial fabrics on our blog