A brand for bio-based odor control textile technology that provides effective and lasting freshness for clothing and home textiles has been launched by HeiQ. The new technology is jointly developed with Patagonia to keep textiles fresh for longer and reduce the need for washing.
The new proprietary odor control technology HeiQ Mint, based on a blend of essential mint oils, will be launched at the ISPO Munich which takes place from November 28-30, 2022, in Munich/Germany. The plant-based technology is designed to make textiles smell fresh even after repeated usage, avoiding the need for frequent washes, thus enabling consumers to save water and energy.
HeiQ Fresh MNT-01, under the HeiQ Mint product family, was jointly developed with Patagonia, Ventura, CA/USA. The technology has been tested in laboratory and validated by wearer trials. HeiQ Mint addresses body odors on textiles and this function regenerates at every wash, with superior efficiency and durability that meets most end-use performance requirements. All other fabric properties such as breathability, hand feel, and wicking will remain unchanged. This textile technology is Oeko-Tex suited, bluesign approved, and ZDHC compliant, with a USDA bio-preferred certification in progress.
Another advantage of HeiQ Mint is the possibility for the chemistry and treated articles to be marketed worldwide, without the need for biocidal declaration on product labels, since it is based on a blend of essential mint oils and naturally derived deodorizing ingredients.
The technology from HeiQ Materials AG, Zurich/Switzerland, is ideal not only for next-to-skin products such as sports apparel, underwear, linings, and casual and business wear but also for home textiles such as bed linen, pillow fabrics, and mattress textiles, both on cellulosic and synthetic fibers.
Oeko-Tex = registered trademark