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Vertextile leverages Sciessent’s Agion for odour control

Leveraging EPA-registered copper and silver technology, Agion automatically releases its antimicrobial components when conditions for bacteria growth are present

21st September 2020

Knitting Industry
 |  Beverly, MA

Knitted Outerwear

Sciessent has announced that textile producer Vertextile has incorporated Sciessent’s Agion antimicrobial technology into its line of polo shirts for powerful, long-lasting odour protection.

Offensive odours in apparel are caused by odour-causing bacteria that is found on skin, Sciessent explains. These bacteria have two potential platforms for generating odour, the company says: skin and the garment. Whether it’s using one or both platforms, odour can easily permeate through a garment unless it is treated with the proper odour control technology.

Leveraging EPA-registered copper and silver technology, Sciessent’s Agion 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, Sciessent adds.

“Consumer desire for odour 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 honoured 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 aim to 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.

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