Sanitized Puretec Technology Delivers Optimal Antimicrobial Performance

SANITIZED AG, the Swiss expert in antimicrobial solutions for long-lasting freshness in textiles presents Sanitized Puretec –  a metal-free and particle-free antimicrobial solution for textiles to prevent the buildup of odor-causing bacteria.

The technology provides long-lasting effects without release of the active ingredient, making it a safe and sustainable solution even after many washes.

Fueled by the search for more sustainable antimicrobial solutions, marketplace demands for effective metal-free and particle-free odor control technologies have increased. The developers at SANITIZED have managed to advance the durability and efficacy of Sanitized Puretec, a family of quaternary silane (quat-silane) based antimicrobial finishes meet these demands.

Due to the active’s non-leaching nature, the quat-silane technology remains affixed to the fabric’s surface. Puretec technology has shown excellent performance on all fiber types, especially synthetic fibers like polyesters. It enhances the functionality of textiles by using the high cationic charge density of a fully polymerized siloxane polymer network to reduce the microorganism on contact.

The trademarked Sanitized Puretec offers a solution for brands and retailers producing synthetic sportswear by allowing consumers to wear the products they love for longer periods of time before having to wash them again.

Preventing bacterial growth significantly reduces odor formation while protecting the textile from bacteria induced deterioration and discoloration, all of which can jeopardize the durability of the product.

As demonstrated in various microbiological tests, Sanitized Puretec guarantees optimal odor control performance – even with ongoing washing and wearing. The product portfolio delivers added value to textiles by easing product maintenance and enhancing usability and performance.

Sanitized Puretec technology can be integrated into existing application techniques such as pad and exhaust and is compatible with other functional performance finishes. It exhibits excellent wash fastness and temperature stability and is dermatologically tested to be non-sensitizing to the human skin, making it safe for an abundance of textile applications.

Properly treated quat-silane surfaces can deliver broad spectrum, durable antimicrobial properties to prevent bacterial attachment and biofilm formation on fabrics. Using appropriate test methods is critical to measure and verify the microbiological performance of quaternary silane technologies.

Sanitized Puretec odor control solutions have been tested through 40 washes using ASTM E3162-18, the industry standard wash durability method approved by the International Antimicrobial Council (IAC). As for the microbiologcal test method, the IAC recommends ASTM E2149-20 for the Puretec technology. Using IAC Certified laboratories with IAC verified test reports, brands and retailers can be assured that products have been tested by trained and proficient microbiology professionals.

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