Ventile Fabrics: Wood-based barrier technolog...
Ventile Fabrics

Wood-based barrier technology

(Source: Ventile)
(Source: Ventile)

NordShield’s nature-based antimicrobial treatment to a natural material such as Ventile is a good example of product performance development that works just like nature, improving gradually and adapting to circumstances and conditions. As part of its ongoing sustainability initiative Ventile Fabrics, Stotz & Co. AG, Zurich/Switzerland, is cooperating with nature-based performance fiber technology supplier NordShield, Espoo/Finland.
The NordShield technology creates an ultra-thin, molecular-sized barrier on the surface of fibers, which physically inhibits microorganisms. The first-of-its-kind technology forms a durable physical layer and acts as a shield, denying these microbes a suitable place to grow or survive and ultimately enhancing the longevity of an item. The barrier, which is applied after dyeing, part-way through the fabric’s production, does not affect the texture or color of the finished garment.
With NordShield, Ventile can be made into even more long-lasting garments, that both protect the wearer from germs as well as keep fresh for a longer time, thereby reducing the need for washing.
From March 2023, Ventile customers will have the opportunity to order fabrics that have been treated with the innovative wood-based technology from NordShield, which is biodegradable, sustainably produced, and free of heavy metals, borax, parabens, and quaternary ammonium compounds (QUATs).
In 2021, Ventile announced its move to a PFC-free company in response to the growing demand for sustainable practices in the textile trade. The Ventile range consists of fabrics that offer increased sustainable credentials such as recycled cotton, organic cotton, and a choice of blended fabrics such as hemp, lyocell, and linen.  Ventile fabric is designed to be waterproof, water-repellent, windproof and breathable.

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