A non-leaching, metal-free and particle-free antimicrobial solution for textiles to prevent the buildup of odor-causing bacteria is being launched by Sanitized. In the new product portfolio, Sanitized Puretec, the technology provides long-lasting effects without release of the active ingredient, making it a safe and sustainable solution even after many washes.
Sanitized Puretec is a family of quaternary silane (quat-silane) based antimicrobial finishes. Due to the active’s non-leaching nature, the quat-silane technology remains affixed to the fabric’s surface. Puretec technology has shown very good performance on all fiber types, especially synthetic fibers like polyesters. It enhances the functionality of textiles by utilizing the high cationic charge density of a fully polymerized siloxane polymer network to reduce the micro-organism on contact.
The new technology from Sanitized AG, Burgdorf/Switzerland, offers a unique solution for brands and retailers producing synthetic sportswear. Preventing bacterial growth not only significantly reduces odor formation but simultaneously protects the textile from bacteria induced deterioration and discoloration.
Puretec technology can be easily integrated into existing application techniques such as pad and exhaust and is compatible with other functional performance finishes. It exhibits very good wash fastness and temperature stability and is dermatologically tested to be non-sensitizing to the human skin, making it safe for an abundance of textile applications.