Sciessent announced that textile producer Vertextile has incorporated Sciessent’s AgionÒ antimicrobial into its line of polo shirts for powerful, long-lasting odor protection.
Offensive odors in apparel are caused by odor-causing bacteria that are found on the skin. This bacteria has two potential platforms for generating odor: Skin and the garment. Whether it’s using one or both platforms, the odor can easily permeate through a garment unless it is treated with the proper odor control technology.
Leveraging EPA-registered copper and silver technology, Sciessent’s AgionÒ automatically releases its antimicrobial components only when conditions for bacteria growth are present. This results in textiles and garments that stay clean, dry, and smelling fresh longer than those containing any other antimicrobial solution.
“Consumer desire for odor protection coupled with an industry need for sustainable manufacturing practices continues to drive significant demand for our technologies among global textile manufacturers,” said Paul C. Ford, CEO of Sciessent. “We are honored to have been chosen by Vertextile as its antimicrobial solutions provider in the development of high quality, performance apparel.”
Sciessent is a leading provider of customized antimicrobial solutions that enhance the value of customers’ products. Agion antimicrobial solutions from Sciessent have been incorporated into a wide range of healthcare, industrial, and consumer applications, including medical devices such as central venous catheters and IV access ports, drinking water applications like water filters, and ice-making equipment, and textiles and apparel.