Introducing DuraTech™ by Microban®: heavy metal-free antimicrobial cotton technology with superior wash durability

From News Direct

Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 9:00 AM MYT

ST NEOTS, UK – News Direct – 24 August 2022 – Microban International is delighted to unveil its new game-changing technology – DuraTech by Microban® – an antimicrobial additive with superior wash durability designed specifically for cotton applications. This innovative heavy metal-free technology helps prevent the growth of odor-causing bacteria by up to 99.99 percent after 75 household washes, far exceeding industry standards. DuraTech also works to keep cotton fabrics fresher for longer, reducing odors by up to 99 percent even after 75 home washes.
This innovation from the global leader in antimicrobial and odor control solutions is part of Microban’s ongoing commitment to being a company focused on sustainability solutions. DuraTech will push the boundaries of antimicrobial cotton technology, meeting the needs of brands and manufacturers for a more durable and sustainable solution by eliminating heavy metals from the formula. In addition to being a heavy metal-free antimicrobial, DuraTech is also binder-free, non-ionic and completely water-soluble. These characteristics allow DuraTech to be easily integrated into cotton fabrics during normal lining manufacturing processes without affecting the look or feel of the final cotton product. DuraTech works continuously to protect cotton products from the growth of harmful bacteria that can lead to unpleasant odors, stains and early deterioration of the product.
DuraTech will be available to cotton manufacturers and brands in the US and Asia and will include Microban’s invaluable turnkey support services for brand partners. This new technology is ideal for creating antimicrobial cotton products such as sheets and towels for home textiles, hospitality, apparel and more.
Michael Ruby, President of Microban International, commented: “As a global leader in antimicrobial, odor control and surface modification solutions, Microban strives to provide the most innovative solutions to our partners around the world. We are pleased to announce the launch of DuraTech by Microban for textile manufacturers and leading brands in the United States, India and Asia. This technological breakthrough is specifically targeted at cotton substrates, providing unmatched antimicrobial product protection and wash durability without relying of the use of heavy metals. This technology will help leading brands deliver a better end-user experience in the home, hospitality and apparel sectors with a sustainability-focused solution from Microban.”
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About Microban International

Part of Barr Brands International (BBI), Microban International is home to the most trusted and well-known global brands in the antimicrobial, odor control and sanitation/disinfection markets – Microban® and Ultra-Fresh®. Our organization has experienced over 100 years of collective growth and revolutionized the industry. As a world leader, our proactive systems keep products cleaner and control odors better, preventing problems before they start. Microban International drives innovation by combining science and creative solutions that improve high-quality consumer, textile, industrial and medical products worldwide. Today, the Microban and Ultra-Fresh brands and our technologies are incorporated into thousands of products worldwide. The company is headquartered in North Carolina with operations in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information, please visit

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