HeiQ/Odlo: Triple-action sustainable odor con...

Triple-action sustainable odor control technology

The manufacturer of functional sportswear, Odlo Sports Group AG, Hünenberg/Switzerland, and the supplier of finishing technology, HeiQ Materials AG, Zurich/Switzerland, are co-launching HeiQ Pure SPQR, a triple-action sustainable odor control technology.

The technology is derived from renewable and recycled sources, and delivers a triple-action for odor control efficiency: Firstly, with only one-tenth of silver-ion content as compared to general silver-based odor control treatments, it is able to effectively impair the metabolism of bacteria (the process that turns odorless sweat into body odor). This is due to the second action – bio-based amino sugar polymer anchors silver-ions to amplify their performance and durability. Finally, at a microscopic level, the amino sugar polymer creates a durable barrier film around the fiber, preventing odor compounds from sticking on the textile. Thus garments can be washed easily at low temperature, which extends the usable life of the garment and is more sustainable.

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