Antimicrobial Textile & Fabric Additives

Treatable Materials

Antimicrobial Protection for Textiles & Fabrics

BioCote® antimicrobial protection is a globally recognised treatment suitable for a range of natural and synthetic textiles and fabrics.

Antimicrobial Additives for Textiles & Fabrics

BioCote’s antimicrobial protection range includes antimicrobial additives for textiles. These additives 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 textile product.

BioCote® antimicrobial treatments can be easily and cost effectively applied to textiles & fabrics at any stage of the production process, without affecting the inherent characteristics of the fibre. In addition to being added into the material itself, our antimicrobial additives can also be applied to any textile as a topical or finishing treatment.

BioCote® antimicrobial additives are suitable for addition to both synthetic and natural fibres including:

  • Polypropylene (PE)
  • Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
  • Nylon (PA)
  • Wool
  • Cotton
  • Silk

What are the Benefits of Antimicrobial Textiles?

Wash after wash, BioCote® antimicrobial textiles are proven to resist harmful bacteria by up to 99.9%. This inbuilt protection means fabrics benefiting from our antimicrobial treatments are less susceptible to staining, bad odours and degradation. Research has also shown that BioCote® antimicrobial textiles maintain high levels of antibacterial performance for their expected lifetime, making them ideal for manufacturers of sportswear, hospital scrubs, non-wovens, bedding, technical fabrics, workwear and a range of other textile products.

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 BioCote® antimicrobial treatments include Akzo Nobel, Deb, Waterlogic, Formica and many more.

Request an Antimicrobial Textile Additive Sample

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 an antimicrobial textile additive 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.

Which Antimicrobial Textile Additive Would BioCote® Recommend for my Product?

Short of time? Use our intuitive widget to see which antimicrobial additive we would recommend for your textiles & fabrics.

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