HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 27, 2016) — Continuing its commitment to achieve the highest industry standards in conserving valuable resources, minimizing environmental impacts and furthering brand and mill customer sustainability, Microban® International Ltd., the global leader in textile odor control and prevention, today received bluesign® system blue product rating for its Scentry® BC100, an odor capture treatment for textiles.
Microban’s Scentry BC100 is a non-antimicrobial solution that absorbs body odors in clothing and footwear made from polyester, spandex, nylon and synthetic blends, caused by organic chemical compounds. Applied to the fabric during the manufacturing process, it forms a protective barrier on the fabric that traps body odors, regenerating itself by releasing the trapped odors during home launderings. The solution captures more than 90 percent of odors, even after more than 50 typical home launderings, extending the life of the product.
“Ensuring that Microban’s technologies are sustainable is very important to our customers and the end consumer,” said Lisa Owen, senior business director of global textiles for Microban. “Obtaining a bluesign blue product rating shows our partners we are dedicated to bringing them quality products upon which they can rely. It is vital to the continued growth of our business that we reinforce our commitment to help clean up the textiles supply chain to meet environmental, health and safety requirements.”
Microban received bluesign approval in May 2016 for its ZPTech®, a wide-spectrum antimicrobial for textiles, and is continually working to receive bluesign approvals for technologies in its portfolio, including AEGIS®, AEGIS Excalibur® and SilverShield®. Microban has been a bluesign partner since 2014.
The bluesign system is the solution for sustainable textile production, eliminating harmful substances from the beginning of the manufacturing process, setting standards for environmentally friendly and safe production. It unites partners in the textile industry worldwide through managing natural resources responsibly, reducing water and air emissions, improving waste water treatment and generally reducing its ecological footprint.
At Microban, we promise to redefine clean with proactive product protection that lives on. Our proactive systems keep products cleaner, and control odors better by preventing problems before they start. Microban drives innovation by combining science and creative solutions that enhance high quality consumer, textile, industrial and medical products around the world. Today the Microban brand and technologies are featured on thousands of products worldwide. The company is headquartered in North Carolina with operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information, please visit www.Microban.com.