As consumers around the world begin paying more attention to health and hygiene, a strategic partnership has been formed to help mills and brands deliver active wear, outerwear, home textiles and other products with long-lasting protection against microbial growth and odor.
The manufacturer of textile chemicals and dyes, Huntsman Textile Effects, Singapore, and the provider of customized antimicrobial, odor control and water repellent solutions Sciessent, Beverly, MA/USA, cooperate to bring state-of-the-art antimicrobial and odor-control solutions to the market. Huntsman Textile Effects will also become the exclusive distribution partner of Sciessent’s Agion Antimicrobial, Lava XL anti-odor solution, and dual-action Active XL.
Agion Antimicrobial is designed with smart-release technology. It delivers long-lasting protection by releasing its active antimicrobial agents only when needed. It can be built-in or applied via padding, exhaust or package yarn to any textile alongside other functional finishes and is durable up to 100 home washes.
Lava XL is a next-generation non-bioactive odor-control solution, ideal for sportwear and athleisure wear. The triple action technology utilizes zeolite minerals with a large surface area to capture, absorb and degrade odors as they pass through the fabric.
Agion Active XL combines the advanced dual technologies of Agion Antimicrobial and Lava XL to deliver very good odor protection. The antimicrobial fights odor-causing bacteria on the garment, while the odor-control solution captures odor generated by sweat on the skin.
The Sciessent solutions are easily integrated into the finishing process and can be combined with a range of other finishes, including Huntsman Textile Effects’ durable water repellents and comfort systems to cost-effectively produce high-performance textile products that are safe and sustainable.