freshfibres by SteriTouch is a range of high performance, long lasting antimicrobial textile treatments and yarns.
While a wash-in additive will very often provide more than satisfactory performance and resistance, some applications inevitably demand a little more. For such products, freshfibres polyester yarn is the perfect solution.
A silver-based additive is extruded into the filaments, ensuring even dispersal; the resultant antimicrobial properties remain unaffected by laundering or wear and tear.
Not only do freshfibres yarns provide excellent, long term protection against bacteria and mould, they will also significantly reduce unpleasant odours, meaning clothing and fabrics remain fresher for longer.
As with all SteriTouch products, users of freshfibres yarns will enjoy a comprehensive support package, including marketing, technical and legislative assistance.
FRESHFIBRES WASH-IN ADDITIVE
Typically applied by padding or exhausting, this versatile additive can even be applied to complete garments using a simple ‘wash-in’ process. Even though application is very straightforward, the additive provides good wash resilience. The use of a secondary binder system can further enhance the longevity of the antimicrobial effect.
FRESHER FOR LONGER
Samples of fabrics containing freshfibres yarn were subjected to repeated wash cycles, conducted by Intertek, alongside fabrics from two competing antimicrobial textile brands. Samples were removed at 25, 50, 75 and 100 wash intervals and the antimicrobial performance was independently assessed.
After 100 washes, even the market leader was only able to achieve a 22% reduction in E. coli, while fabric containing freshfibres yarn retained almost 90% of its efficacy.
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