An antimicrobial additive explicitly for cotton applications with superior wash durability has been developed by Microban. This innovative non-heavy metal technology DuraTech helps to prevent the growth of odor-causing bacteria up to 99.99 % after 75 home launderings which exceeds industry standards.
This innovation from the producer of antimicrobial and odor control solutions Microban International Ltd., Huntersville, NC/USA, is part of Microban's continued commitment to being a sustainability-solutions focused company. The antimicrobial cotton technology DuraTech is addressing the needs of brands and manufacturers for a more durable and sustainable solution through the elimination of heavy metals from the formulation. As well as being a non-heavy metal antimicrobial, DuraTech is also binder-free, non-ionic, and fully water soluble. These features allow DuraTech to easily integrate into cotton fabrics during normal padding manufacturing processes, with no impact on the appearance or feel of the final cotton product. It works continuously to protect cotton products from the growth of harmful bacteria, which can lead to unpleasant odors, stains, and early product deterioration.
DuraTech will be available to cotton fabric manufacturers and brands in the USA and Asia and will include Microban's invaluable turnkey support services for branded partners. This novel technology is for creating antimicrobial cotton products, such as sheets and towels for home textiles, hospitality, apparel, and more.