Web Exclusive | February 2019
Odour-free polyester functional clothing
Polyester sport and functional textiles treated with Sanitized® odouractiv 10 are protected against “permastink”. Already a holder of the Swiss Technology Award, the Sanitized® odouractiv 10 odour-management technology can now carry the bluesign® sustainability label, the Skin Friendly certification from the Hohenstein Institute and the ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® label. SANITIZED AG has been a bluesign® system partner for over 10 years.
An unwelcome odour can quickly develop in polyester sport and functional clothing, even if freshly washed. This is “permastink”. It’s a challenge to the textile industry as it generally reduces the attractiveness and market opportunities of sport and functional clothing made from polyester.
The patented, non-biocidal Sanitized® odouractiv 10 technology provides specific solutions and sales arguments for the end products. It works in two ways: The odour-causing bacteria can’t stick to the textile surface and are washed out completely in a normal wash cycle. This is due to the anti-adhesive “coating” applied in the padding process. This effect has been proven in a test procedure developed in cooperation with EMPA (Swiss Federal Laboratories for Material Science and Technology). Secondly, the treatment has an adsorbing effect. The odours are “trapped” and repeatedly expelled during a normal wash cycle.
No binder, no nano
Another characteristic: The treatment with Sanitized® odouractiv 10 doesn’t apply an additional binder system. As with all of our products, SANITZED AG uses no nano technology. The safety and tolerability have been confirmed by the Skin Friendly certification from the Hohenstein Institute and ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® label. These have now been joined by the bluesign® accreditation.