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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Agion Antimicrobial Textile Solutions

Bacterial growth on textile products can cause unpleasant odors and decrease product life.  The proverbial “smelly sneaker” is actually caused by bacteria growing happily in their favorite environment which is a warm, dark, moist place.  Consumers value smart textiles and expect specialized technology that will provide added benefits and protection for everything from the clothes on their back to the shoes on their feet.

Sciessent is a leader in functional solutions. The Agion antimicrobial product line is used in critical applications in the drinking water, food contact, medical device and architectural surfaces markets.  In addition the Company is an innovator in odor management and water repellency solutions for apparel markets with its Agion Active, Sciessent Lava and Sciessent Curb textile finishes.  They continue to build on the guiding principles of protection and cleanliness with their branded technologies, and are dedicated to new ideas and continuous innovation to develop the next generation of sustainable solutions.

The Agion textile advantages include: Proven effectiveness by ISO testing.  The confidence of unpleasant odor elimination.  Oeko-Tex Standard 100 safety certification.  Reduced washing of garments.  Cost effective value proposition.

They work in close partnership with companies, helping them to deliver differentiated, customized solutions for a wide range of products in the textile & apparel market.

Sciessent's customized Agion antimicrobial solutions incorporate silver, copper and other elemental ions into a zeolite carrier. The ions exchange with other positive ions (often sodium) from the moisture in the environment, effecting a release of the antimicrobial elements “on demand”.  The patented multi-faceted zeolite crystal carrier provides a three dimensional release mechanism that provides efficient release of ions independent of particle orientation in the substrate.  Learn more about Agion Antimicrobial textiles.

Sciessent Lava is an essential element to incorporate into products that may harbor or be exposed to odors. Harnessing the power of zeolites - a mineral based substance born from volcanic ash - Sciessent Lava can literally be infused into a wide variety of materials, capturing odor on everything from sweat soaked apparel to pet products, home textiles and beyond.  Learn more about Sciessent Lava.

Agion Active represents the next generation of odor control for textiles and apparel. Agion Active is applied to textiles as a fabric finish creating gear and apparel that never smells! Designed to fit into the most demanding applications and environments – from performance and athletic apparel to sporting goods, home and commercial textiles and pet products, Agion Active stops odor and handles the toughest microbes to deliver unparalleled, long lasting freshness.  Find out more about Agion Active.

Learn more about antimicrobial fabrics in the fashion terminology section.

Thank you for taking the time to read our textile industry blog post. We hope that you have found this news to be informative. 

You may also have interest in learning about how silver is used to improve antimicrobial fabric.  Read the Silver Antimicrobial Fabric term here on Apparel Search.

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