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Sanitized AG Unveils Sanitized® T20-19

Sanitized AG, Switzerland — a producer of antimicrobial hygiene products and material protection for textiles and plastics — has introduced Sanitized® T20-19 antimicrobial fabric finish to the North American market. The finish is designed for cotton and cotton-blend apparel, home-textile and technical-textile items requiring high wash durability.

The active ingredient in Sanitized T20-19 is quaternary ammonia salt, which prevents bacteria growth and reproduction, and acts as a chemical anchor through an organic silicium function, which forms a stable and highly wash-resistant bond with cellulosic fibers. According to Sanitized, application of the finish requires less solvent to be used than for other antimicrobial finishes, offering benefits including reduced cost, decreased flammability, improved work with textile effects such as thermomigration and colorfastness, and reduced product remaining in the wastewater. The finish also is bluesign® approved and meets Oeko-Tex® Standard 100, Class I-IV, requirements.

"We developed Sanitized T20-19 not only as a more economical but also a more ecological choice," said Darrell Burnette, North American business development manager, Sanitized AG. "Because it is easy to apply during either the pad or exhaust processes, textile manufacturers will find it a less expensive way of providing their customers with more high-wash durability. Meanwhile, the customers feel the freshness and comfort in wearing cotton or cotton blend clothing treated with the Sanitized T20-19 antimicrobial finish while benefiting from its ability to reduce bacterial odors and to withstand frequent washings."

January/February 2011