Microban International Ltd. has received bluesign approval for its ZPTech technology. A wide-spectrum antimicrobial for textiles, ZPTech is not only effective against bacteria, but also the growth of fungi including mold, mildew and algae. The bluesign system guarantees that the product has been safely manufactured with sustainable ingredients and clean processes.
“We are focused on providing our brand partners with technologies and solutions that are sustainable and safe, and providing consumers with products they can trust for everyday life,” said Lisa Owen, senior business director, global textiles for Microban. “We worked hard to achieve this approval, reinforcing our commitment to meeting environmental, health and safety requirements throughout the textile supply chain.
The bluesign system is a unique solution for textile manufacturers looking to manage natural resources responsibly, reduce water and air emissions, improve waste water treatment and generally reduce its ecological footprint. It eliminates harmful substances from the beginning of the manufacturing process, setting and controlling standards for safe, environmentally-conscious production. Through its bluesign system partnership, Microban is working towards achieving the highest industry standards in conserving valuable resources, minimizing environmental impacts and furthering brand and mill customer sustainability.
A bluesign system partner since 2014, Microban is committed to obtaining bluesign approval for its textile portfolio including Aegis (an antimicrobial microbe shield), Excalibur (an antimicrobial and odor absorbing solution), Scentry (an odor capture product) and SilverShield (a silver based antimicrobial that provides protection against a wide range of microbes). The ZPTech technology is already used by more than 60 leading sports, athleisure, apparel and footwear brands.
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About Microban: Microban International, Ltd. is a global technology company dedicated to enhancing high quality consumer, textile products, with branded odor control solutions and prevention and protection from microbes. Mixed in during the manufacturing process, Microban additive formulas are engineered and tested based on a product’s environment, usage and useful lifetime. Its antimicrobial textile protection technologies enable brands to provide best in class odor solutions, improving durability and freshness in the most difficult conditions. Microban’s textile technologies are ideal for lifestyle and fashion brands. Microban International is headquartered in North Carolina with operations in Asia, Europe, Latin American and North America.