Cotton Incorporated's TransDRY® Features Polygiene Antimicrobial Finish
Cary, N.C.-based Cotton Incorporated is now incorporating Sweden-based Polygiene AB’s Polygiene® antimicrobial fabric finish into its TransDRY® moisture-management technology for cotton, which provides moisture-transferring and quick-drying properties while maintaining a garment’s comfort and softness and keeping the wearer cool.
Polygiene technology is based on silver salt derived from recycled silver and offers permanent odor control, according to the company. The bluesign®-approved treatment can be applied at any stage of production to a variety of textiles and surfaces, and can reduce the need for frequent laundering, Polygiene reports.
“Polygiene is a natural complement to our TransDry moisture management technology for cotton fibers,” said David Earley, senior director, supply chain marketing, Cotton Incorporated. “Its performance in both field and lab tests is exceptional and only enhances the inherent benefits of cotton. We believe clothing designers and consumers alike will see the benefits for everything from sports apparel to travel wear to daily items like button down shirts or even denim.”
January 21, 2014