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Antimicrobial Additives for Textiles & Fabrics

Antimicrobial Additives for Textiles & Fabrics are specific actives that can be introduced into a textile during the manufacturing process to make it resistant to microbes. An additive will encompass a specific antimicrobial active, such as silver, and can be formulated to suit the material type, the manufacturing process employed and the desired end-use of your product.

BioCote’s unique range of antimicrobial additives can be easily and cost effectively applied to textiles & fabrics at any stage of the production process, making the material resistant to bacteria, mould, fungi and viruses by up to 99.99%.

Without affecting the inherent characteristics of the fibre, our antimicrobial additives can be used in any fibre manufacturing process including:

  • Polypropylene (PE)
  • Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
  • Nylon (PA)

BioCote’s antimicrobial additive technology can also be applied to any textile as a topical or finishing treatment – making it more hygienic to use and reducing the presence of bacteria responsible for staining, bad odours and material degradation. Fabrics protected with BioCote® antimicrobial technology are proven to stay fresher for longer and will maintain their performance wash after wash.

High quality BioCote® actives at low addition rates means you will also benefit from superior antimicrobial performance against a wide variety of microbes and have a differentiated textile product that won’t break the bank.

Why Trust BioCote®?

Products containing BioCote® are used and trusted by millions of people around the world in some of the most testing environments. Globally renowned companies who benefit from a range of BioCote® protected products include Akzo Nobel, Deb, Waterlogic, Formica and many more.

BioCote’s commitment to quality control means our comprehensive range of antimicrobial additives are ideal for use in a range of textile products, such as sportswear, non-wovens, bedding, technical fabrics and workwear.

Request An Antimicrobial Additive Sample Today

If you are looking to trial an antimicrobial additive in your textile, BioCote® will happily provide a free-of-charge* antimicrobial additive sample for you to include in your manufacturing process. Once the additive has been added to the textile, we will then ask you to send it to BioCote® for analysis at an independent certified laboratory where a team of experienced microbiologists will measure the antimicrobial performance of your textile using the appropriate international ISO test method.

To request a sample, or to speak to a member of the BioCote® team about making your textiles & fabrics antimicrobial, submit a contact form or call us on +44 (0)2477 712 489.

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