Swiss firm Sanitized launches Puretec for antimicrobial performance

Sanitised, the Swiss expert in antimicrobial solutions for long lasting freshness in textiles, has announced the launch of its highly-efficient, new product portfolio— Sanitised Puretec. This technology is a non-leaching, metal-free and particle-free antimicrobial solution for all fibre types to prevent the build up of odour-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. Fuelled by the search for more sustainable antimicrobial solutions, marketplace demands for effective metal-free and particle-free odour control technologies have increased, Sanitised said in a press release.

The developers at Sanitised have managed to advance the durability and efficacy of Sanitised Puretec, a family of quaternary silane (quat-silane) based antimicrobial finishes which 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 fibre types, especially synthetic fibres like polyesters. It enhances the functionality of textiles by utilising the high cationic charge density of a fully polymerised siloxane polymer network to reduce the microorganism on contact.

“Sanitised Puretec offers a unique 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. This provides brands and active wear users with peace of mind by delivering long-lasting freshness on textiles. From hitting the gym to running errands, the technology allows consumers to remain confident and comfortable even throughout their busiest days,” the press release added.

Preventing bacterial growth does not only significantly reduce odour formation but simultaneously protects the textile from bacteria induced deterioration and discolouration, all of which can jeopardise the durability of the product. As demonstrated in various microbiological tests, Sanitised Puretec guarantees optimal odour 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.

Sanitised Puretec technology can be easily 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-sensitising 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. Utilising appropriate test methods is critical to accurately measure and verify the microbiological performance of quaternary silane technologies. Sanitised Puretec odour 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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