Microban Receives bluesign Approval for ZPTech Technology, Wide-Spectrum Antimicrobial for Textiles

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HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (May 16, 2016)Microban® International Ltd., the global leader in textile odor control and prevention, today received bluesign® approval for its ZPTech™ technology, a wide-spectrum antimicrobial for textiles.

Microban’s ZPTech technology is not only effective against bacteria, but also, the growth of fungi including mold, mildew and algae. It is used by more than 60 leading sports, athleisure, apparel and footwear brands.

“We are focused on providing our brand partners with technologies and solutions that are sustainable and safe, and providing consumers with products they can trust for everyday life,” said Lisa Owen, senior business director, global textiles for Microban. “We worked hard to achieve this approval, reinforcing our commitment to meeting environmental, health and safety requirements throughout the textile supply chain.”

Through its bluesign system partnership, Microban is working towards achieving the highest industry standards in conserving valuable resources, minimizing environmental impacts and furthering brand and mill customer sustainability.

Microban is committed to obtaining bluesign approval for its textile portfolio including Aegis®, Excalibur, Scentry™ and SilverShield™. The company has been a bluesign system partner since 2014.

bluesign system 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.

About Microban®Microban® International, Ltd. is a global technology company dedicated to enhancing high quality consumer, textile products, with branded odor control solutions and prevention and protection from microbes. Mixed in during the manufacturing process, Microban® additive formulas are engineered and tested based on a product’s environment, usage and useful lifetime. Its antimicrobial textile protection technologies enable brands to provide best in class odor solutions, improving durability and freshness in the most difficult conditions. Microban’s textile technologies are ideal for lifestyle and fashion brands. Its technologies include Aegis®, an antimicrobial microbe shield, Excalibur, an antimicrobial and odor absorbing solution, Scentry™, an odor capture product, SilverShield™, a silver based antimicrobial that provides protection against a wide range of microbes and ZPTech™, a wide-spectrum antimicrobial. Microban® International is headquartered in North Carolina with operations in Asia, Europe, Latin American and North America. For more information on Microban®, please visit http://www.microban.com/.

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