Controlled Release Antimicrobial for Textiles
Agivera© is an advanced controlled release antimicrobial treatment for textiles. It keeps garments, footwear and home textiles cleaner, fresher and free of unpleasant odors.
Markets We Serve
Apparel & Footwear
Agivera© is smart and innovative protection for today’s apparel and footwear products.
These new and improved products offer the final consumer exceptional added value with odor-free performance during work and play.
Agivera© adds real value to home textiles like bath sets and bed linens by adding an invisible layer of defense against odor causing bacteria.
As a result, sheets and towels stay fresher and can be used with confidence for longer periods of time between laundry cycles.
Odor and bacteria are unwelcome guests in health care, nursing homes, bus seats and other public venues.
Agivera© is safe and effective and is the perfect treatment for institutional and other specialty applications.
The Business Case: Why Agivera Anti-Microbial Technology Now?
38% of global consumers would pay more for an antimicrobial treated product.
35% of global consumers are aware of or have purchased a product with antimicrobial properties.
76% of U.S. consumers stated that purchasing an athletic apparel product made from an environmentally-friendly brand or material is important to them.
Sources: Global Lifestyle Monitor and Cotton Incorporated’s Lifestyle Monitor
The Agivera© Advantage
Agivera© has been developed with extensive consideration given to product performance and environmental impacts.
Odors on textiles and footwear are often the result of bacteria. With Agivera©, the growth of odor causing bacteria is prohibited and garments stay fresher longer.
Because Agivera© can be easily applied to most textile materials during normal processing, brand owners can quickly and seamlessly have Agivera© integrated into a wide variety of products.
Fabrics are Uncompromised
After application, the presence of Agivera© cannot be detected by the consumer and has no impact on hand or shade. This means treated products can be odor free and retain their original feel.
Fabrics treated with Agivera© can be machine washed and dried without having to worry about performance loss.
|Product Type:||Powder or Dispersion|
|Product Name:||Agivera© F [Fast release] or Agivera© S [Slow release]|
|Particle Size:||30 nm to micron-size aggregates|
Performance of Agivera©
Test Results for Agivera F (FRAg: fast release) and Agivera S (SRAg: slow release)
7 to 8 log 10 reduction of bacteria counts (CFU/ml)
- Substrate : 30-40 nm transparent, dispersible NZ crystals (agglomerate size controlled from nanometers to microns)
- Conditions for antimicrobial testing: E.coli, FRAg, SRAg = 100 µg/ml, 37 °C, 75 min
- MIC (MBC) of FRAg 1.56 micrograms/ml; SRAg 3.125 micrograms/ml (positive control ampicillin 0.5 micrograms/ml) towards E.coli (2.5x104 CFU/ml)