Microban has announced a new odor-control product for applications ranging from workout clothes and footwear to athletic gear and bedding. The company says that its “Scentry Revive” apparel odor protection lasts four to five consecutive wears and maintains its freshness through up to 50 home launderings. Its footwear odor control protects up to one year.
Suitable for use in polyesters, the new product traps and neutralizes odor by permeating the fabric to form a protective barrier that eliminates odor. The goal of the product is controlling the permastink that can build up in polyester fabrics over time, especially items that cannot be washed often.
The company sees the benefits to consumers in projected water and energy savings, through reduced need for laundering. Preventing odor build-up may also mean consumers won’t discard apparel, footwear and gear prematurely, extending the usable life of products and keeping them out of landfills.
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