Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Antimicrobial fabrics from synthetic fibers with high washing resistance
Antimicrobial fabrics from synthetic fibers with high washing resistance
27
Aug '08
After years of development work SANITIZED AG now presents two entirely new products with pending patents, which enable a high wash-resistant antimicrobial treatment on textiles made of synthetic fibers.

The new products offer the greatest hygiene protection benefits in textiles with constant direct skin contact (apparel, home textiles and bedding) – up to 100 wash cycles and completely without silver.

Until now a high washing resistance for antimicrobial treated synthetic fibers was only possible through the use of silver-based products. SANITIZED, with over 50 years of pioneer work in the area of antimicrobial treatments, now presents two new products, which make washresistant application on synthetic fibers possible and offer complete protection without the use of silver.

The foundation of the new wash-resistant treatment for synthetic fibers is the EPA registered, Oeko-Tex, UK Allergy and bluesign approved product, Sanitized T 99-19. This silicon quaternary ammonium compound has already protected celluloid containing textiles for a long time against micro-organisms like bacteria, dust mites and even MRSA. The two new additives enable a durable fixation of the established product Sanitized T 99-19 on synthetic fibers.

Sanitized X-Linker PAD 26-19 works as bonding partner in padding applications. The Sanitized Primer EX 27-29 was developed for exhaust applications.

Padding application
In an application bath of Sanitized T 99-19 and the new Sanitized X-Linker PAD 26-19, a retentive solution polyvalent salts, micro-molecules are formed. These cover the fibers and enable a bond on the polyester. After only 30 minutes the bath is ready for the finish and can be applied together with further effects on the clean and neutral material.

Exhaust application
In this process the reactive partner Sanitized Primer EX 27-29 is applied on the fiber. Extensive testing has proven that the natural amino-acid L-Phenylalanin is the best choice.

Sanitized Primer EX 27-29 reacts in combination with Sanitized T99-19 which can both be given into the same bath. The bath is drained and carefully rinsed. After the drying process the durable antimicrobial protection is established.

Both products have successfully passed thorough practical testing on dyed and undyed material, on mix-fibers with spandex as well as on micro-fibers. With correct pre-treatments and application procedures a washing resistance of 50 cycles and more could be attained (ISO EN 6330:200 6A/2A at 40°C resp. 60°C).

Some textiles still showed a good antimicrobial effect even after 100 wash cycles at 60°C. Further test results document that thermo-migration is improved with Sanitized Primer EX 27-29 and not effected by Sanitized X-Linker PAD 26-19. Additionally, a good compatibility with other textile effects is given.

The new Sanitized additives are recommended for use in textiles with close skin contact for example in hospital textiles, working clothes, home and sport textiles and mattresses. Especially in these areas long-lasting, dependable antimicrobial protection is important and can be ensured with Sanitized products even after intensive washing.

SANITIZED AG

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 1st May 2017

FESPA to showcase digital, screen, textile industries

Stage is set for FESPA 2017 at the Hamburg Messe, Germany during May...

Textiles | On 30th Apr 2017

Government revamping tech mission on cotton

Indian Government is working to revamp the technology mission on...

Apparel/Garments | On 30th Apr 2017

Columbia Sportswear records Q1 net sales of $543.8 mn

Columbia Sportswear Company has announced record net sales of $543.8...

Interviews View All

Mohammad Mamun Ar Rashid
UL VS Bangladesh Ltd

Productivity, creativity and innovation play a vital role in the growth of ...

Deepak Jain
Baggout

We are using Facebook and Instagram to promote ourselves

Amrit Sethia
SOIE

‘The intimatewear category in India is slowly becoming trend-sensitive.’

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
April 2017

April 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search



X