15/07/2022 – Textile finishing — auf Deutsch lesen

Biocide-free product for durable, odor-free textiles

Sanitized expanded its portfolio for odorneutralizing technologies. The new OX20 product is usable on cotton, viscose, or synthetic fibers.


Sanitized OX20 does not contain any biocides, it is wash-resistant, and it can be combined well with other effects. © Sanitized


Sanitized Odorex is the product of several years of experience with environmentally friendly textile treatments. The basis for the newly introduced biocide-free OX20 product is a metal-free polymer that neutralizes odors. It meets market requirements regarding wash-resistance with excellent results after up to 50 household washes. “We are convinced that biocide-free solutions that fight sweat odor are on their way to becoming the new market standard. And this fact mainly applies to outdoor, sports, and workwear,” remarks Urs Zihlmann, Product Manager of Textile Additives at Sanitized AG.

The new product can be applied in extraction, pad, and spray. It can be used on all common substrates and is compatible with other textile effects. These properties increase the flexibility and efficiency during product design, and they reduce production costs. As the first such technology worldwide, OX20 can be applied to synthetics in the dye bath.

Binders and particle systems negatively affect the textile’s feel and moisture management. OX20 is a particle-free product with a long-lasting effect that does not change how the textile feels, nor does it affect the textile’s moisture management.

“Since it is a biocide-free system, OX20 is not subject to any regulatory restrictions. The textile industry greatly appreciates this property,” explains Zihlmann.