When Washing Alone Isn't Enough
Unprotected surfaces of apparel, footwear, technical textiles, and home products support the growth of bacteria and washing alone is rarely enough.
The only way to truly combat unwanted odors in some applications is by combating the bacteria. AEGIS® by Microban® does exactly that. Complete the form below to learn more about AEGIS odor control technology from Microban®.
Freshness Throughout Your Day
Perspiration is the body’s natural way to regulate its temperature and hydrate the skin. Normally, perspiration is odorless and evaporates quickly, but clothing captures perspiration and provides an ideal environment for microbial growth. Microorganisms thrive in warm and moist surroundings creating unpleasant odors. AEGIS® technology reduces the level of microorganisms on your products and will help your customers stay fresher throughout the day.
Consumer goods with AEGIS® technology control odor-causing microbial growth and have an added level of hygiene. Apparel, footwear and sporting products use AEGIS® technology to help control odors caused by bacteria and fungi that normally grow on athletic equipment. The hospitality industry uses it on fabrics like bedding, mattresses, napkins, tablecloths, and towels to reduce odors, staining and deterioration. The healthcare sector uses it to reduce the threat of bacterial contamination. Major hospitals have protected their entire indoor environments with AEGIS®.
Features & Benefits:
- Physically controls microorganisms on contact and remains permanently affixed to the surface providing durability to multiple washings
- Applicable to virtually all materials and surfaces
- Unsurpassed laboratory & sales support
- Accepted, registered, and readily available worldwide
- Controls or eliminates objectionable odors, unsightly stains, and product deterioration
- Does not rub off or migrate onto the skin or into the environment
- Quick and easy verification
- Durable even after multiple washings
How it Works
AEGIS technology is applied as a durable treatment to the fabric or foam that physically defends against microorganisms.When microorganisms come into contact with the AEGIS Microbe Shield treated surface the cell membrane is punctured and the microorganism can no longer grow or reproduce. This keeps textiles and foams cleaner and more hygienic.
As a bluesign approved technology AEGIS® 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 and antimicrobial products available in the market.
Our AEGIS® antimicrobial technologies have undergone the OEKO-TEX® certification process to give our customers peace of mind. These quat-silane based formulations are compatible with the stringiest Restricted Substance List's (RSL's) and sustainable textile manufacturing processes.
AEGIS® 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®
Breaks the Mold
AEGIS® 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. AEGIS Microbe Shield® helps prevent uncontrolled microbial growth.
By extending the useful life of fabrics and foams, our technologies provide a benefit that consumers value. AEGIS® is a long-lasting differentiator for your textile products, allowing you to stand out from your competitors.
Less Stink & Staining
AEGIS® is effective against bacteria that can cause staining, bad odor and premature degradation. Permanent odor buildup is a serious universal problem and one of the best ways to effectively fight it is with antimicrobial technologies such as these.
History of Safe Use
AEGIS® antimicrobial fabric and foam treatments have undergone extensive independent laboratory testing and have a long history of safe use. The biocidal active components of AEGIS® are notified with the EU Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) and registered with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).