Antimicrobial for Textiles

This 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

Our antimicrobial serves as a 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.

Home Textiles

The antimicrobial 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.

Specialty Textiles

Odor and bacteria are unwelcome guests in health care, nursing homes, bus seats and other public venues. The antimicrobial is safe and effective and is the perfect treatment for institutional and other specialty applications.

The Business Case: Why 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 Advantage

Agivera© has been developed with extensive consideration given to product performance and environmental impacts.

Controls Odors

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.

Easily Integrated

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.

Long-Lasting Effectiveness

Fabrics treated with Agivera© can be machine washed and dried without having to worry about performance loss.

Product Information

Product Type: Powder or Dispersion
Product Name: FRAg [Fast release] or SRAg [Slow release]
Particle Size: 30 nm to micron-size aggregates

Performance

Test Results for FRAg (fast release) and SRAg (slow release)
Controls
7 to 8 log 10 reduction of bacteria counts (CFU/ml)
Testing Notes:
  • 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 (2.5×104 CFU/ml)