The Sanitized Odoractive 10 odour management technology has been granted the Bluesign sustainability label, the skin-friendly certification from the Hohenstein Institute, and the Eco Passport by Oeko-Tex label. Sanitized, headquartered in Switzerland, is the leading producer of antimicrobial hygiene function and material protection for textiles and plastics.
Polyester sport and functional textiles treated with Sanitized Odoractiv 10 are protected against permastink - an unwelcome odour which can quickly develop in polyester sport and functional clothing, even if freshly washed. Permastink is a challenge to the textile industry as it reduces the attractiveness and market opportunities of sport and functional clothing made from polyester.
The patented, non-biocidal Sanitized Odoractiv 10 technology provides specific solutions and sales arguments for the end products. It works in two ways: The odour-causing bacteria can't stick to the textile surface and are washed out completely in a normal wash cycle. This is due to the anti-adhesive coating applied in the padding process. This effect has been proven in a test procedure developed in cooperation with EMPA (Swiss Federal Laboratories for Material Science and Technology). Secondly, the treatment has an adsorbing effect. The odours are trapped and repeatedly expelled during a normal wash cycle, the company said in a press release.
The treatment with Sanitized Odoractiv 10 doesn't apply an additional binder system. As with all of its products, Sanitized uses no nano technology. The safety and tolerability have been confirmed by the skin friendly certification from the Hohenstein Institute and Eco Passport by Oeko-Tex label. These have now been joined by the Bluesign accreditation. (GK)