Using the power of nature against odor in cotton textiles

Sanitized® Mintactiv: Safe, natural and sustainable

Burgdorf/CH, 18 June 2019: Reliable odor-management for cotton textiles using natural mint with the new Sanitized® Mintactiv additive. Highly washproof, effective against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, metal-free, applied without binders and made from the sustainable, renewable natural resource peppermint: This new development from SANITIZED AG meets the requirements of conscientious textile manufacturers and their brands with sustainability goals.

The antimicrobial treatment of textiles is an aspect of comfort, which textile producers and brands that support sustainability also want to offer their customers. The hygiene management experts from SANITIZED AG are launching a new additive, which meets this requirement in full.

Natural biocidal effect of peppermint

The base substance is farmed in plantations: natural peppermint (Mentha piperita). It contains menthol, an essential oil with an antimicrobial effect. It is precisely this natural biocidal effect which is the basis for Sanitized® Mintactiv. The peppermint oil is then refined for use in the textile industry, leaving it metal-free and 100 % natural.

Applied without binders and washproof

Sanitized® Mintactiv is active against a variety of both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The new, metal-free product can be applied in combination with other textile effects in both exhaust and padding processes.

Cotton textiles such as underwear, t-shirts and outerwear, as well as bed linen and towels are suitable for treatment with Sanitized® Mintactiv. The odor-free wearing comfort, which is appreciated not only for functional textiles, can withstand up to 50 household washes.

Transparency for the end consumer

The Sanitized® Ingredient Brand can communicate the differentiating competitive advantage to the consumers.

“Ecologically concerned textile manufacturers and consumers have finally found a natural, safe and reliable odor-management system for cotton textiles in Sanitized® Mintactiv,” explains Urs Zihlmann, Product Manager at SANITIZED AG.

SANITIZED AG also supports Sanitized® Mintactiv users in the production process, as well as with microbiological examinations of the treated end products.

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Notes for editors

Swiss antimicrobial expertise since 1935.

SANITIZED AG is the leading worldwide producer of antimicrobial hygiene function and material protection for textiles and plastics. For over 80 years, the company has been undertaking pioneering work in this field and has become an established specialist in comprehensive hygiene concepts. In addition to effective products, the range of services also includes advice on marketing and technical issues, diverse testing services, as well as a well-founded brand and license concept. SANITIZED AG only uses scientifically researched antimicrobial active ingredients that have undergone strictest risk assessments for people and the environment in internationally recognized procedures. More information on:

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