Reliable odor-management for cotton textiles using natural mint is a new development from the supplier of antimicrobial hygiene function for textiles and polymers, Sanitized AG, Burgdorf/Switzerland. The new Sanitized Mintactiv additive is highly wash-proof, effective against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, metal-free, applied without binders and made from the sustainable, renewable natural resource peppermint.
The base substance is farmed in plantations: natural peppermint (Mentha piperita). It contains menthol, an essential oil with an antimicrobial effect. It is precisely this natural biocidal effect which is the basis for Sanitized Mintactiv. The peppermint oil is then refined for use in the textile industry, leaving it metal-free and 100 % natural.
Sanitized Mintactiv is active against a variety of both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The new, metal-free product can be applied in combination with other textile effects in both extraction and padding processes. A binder is not required.
Cotton textiles such as underwear, t-shirts and outerwear, as well as bed linen and towels are suitable for treatment with Sanitized Mintactiv. The odor-free wearing comfort can withstand up to 50 household washes.