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HeiQ Mint for botanical odour control

Technology is plant-based and designed to make textiles smell fresh even if used repeatedly.

24th November 2022

Knitting Industry
 |  Zürich, Switzerland


HeiQ is launching a biobased, proprietary textile technology, HeiQ Mint, which provides effective and lasting freshness for clothing and home textiles. The new technology meets the need for washing clothes less frequently, keeping them fresh for longer.

HeiQ is taking advantage of its presence at ISPO Munich 2022, from 28th-30th of November, to launch the new odour control technology, which is plant-based and designed to make textiles smell fresh even if used repeatedly, avoiding the need for frequent washes, thus enabling water and energy savings.

HeiQ Fresh MNT-01, under the HeiQ Mint product family, jointly developed with Patagonia, addresses body odours on textiles and regenerates at every wash, with superior efficiency and durability that meets most end-use performance requirements, while keeping all the fabric properties such as breathability, hand feel, or wicking. The technology is OEKO-TEX suited, bluesign approved, and ZDHC compliant, with a USDA bio-preferred certification in progress. HeiQ says.

Product development tests are said to have been highly demanding, with HeiQ Mint standing out in comparison to the other two tested solutions. According to Laura Hoch, Patagonia’s Materials Innovation Engineer: “Out of all the anti-odour technologies we tested, HeiQ Mint provided the highest odour control performance, with the added benefit of being plant-based. This innovation enables Patagonia to deliver our customers high-performing products made with the best available chemistry.”

Another advantage of HeiQ Mint is the ability to be applied and marketed worldwide, without the need for biocidal declaration on product labels, since it is based on a blend of essential mint oils and naturally derived deodorizing ingredients.

It is also said to be ideal for next-to-skin products like sports apparel, underwear, linings, casual and business wear but also home textiles such as bed linen, pillow fabrics, or mattress textiles, both on cellulosic and synthetic fibres.

The textile innovation will be displayed by HeiQ in Hall C2 – Booth 502, at ISPO Munich 2022, in Germany, from 28th to the 30th of November.

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