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Innovative odor-management for functional polyester textiles. Sanitized Odoractiv 10 with patented, dual-action technology.


Sanitized AG presents a new unique dimension to odor-management for functional polyester textiles © Sanitized AG


Anti-Adhesion Test: San Bio 41/17 Definition of the anti-adhesion effect by colouring with a living dye. There is a clear difference between the sample treated with Sanitized Odoractiv and the untreated sample. White: with Sanitized Odoractiv pinkish: no treatment © Sanitized AG

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The newly developed wash-resistant Sanitized Odoractiv 10 has a dual-action effect: on the one hand it prevents the bacteria from docking on the textile, and on the other, it adsorbs odors whilst the garment is being worn. The underlying technology that has been further developed was awarded the Swiss Technology Award.

Manufacturers of functional polyester textiles from all over the world face the same challenge: freshly washed garments develop an unpleasant odor even after a short wearing period. The cause of this undesirable effect is not the human perspiration itself, but the bacteria that break down the perspiration. This process of decomposition generates the characteristic sweet, pungent smell. Once the bacteria, or the odor molecules, have penetrated into the surface of the polyester textile, they remain there permanently. Machine wash cycles and special detergents will never completely eliminate them. The bacterial colonization produces a biofilm on the polyester, which not only causes unpleasant odors, but also has a negative impact on the properties of the material.

Surface modulation with anti-adhesive properties

This is exactly where the new, dual-action technology from Sanitzed AG comes into play: the surface of the textile is "coated" with Sanitized Odoractiv 10 in the padding process. This creates a protective film on the surface of the textile. The bacteria use this anti-adhesive protective film as the basis for latching onto the garment. The bacteria can therefore be completely washed out in a normal wash cycle, consequently preventing any biofilm from forming. An anti-adhesion test method was developed in cooperation with EMPA to prove this Wash Effect. The second advantage: Sanitized Odoractiv 10 has a high adsorbing effect. Odors are "trapped" and removed during a normal wash cycle. Sanitized Odoractiv 10 can be combined with other Sanitized products, in particular with products based on zinc pyrithione. The treatment does not influence the feel of the final treated textile.

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