Freshness benefits and odor control
Extensive consumer research shows freshness to be a high priority benefit for apparel segments, among men and women worldwide. XTRA-FRESH nylon fibers prevent bacterial growth, a major cause of body odor by using an Antimicrobial Masterbatch based on silver ions. Using the natural properties of silver, it is designed to provide permanent freshness and it is safe for humans and for the environment.
HOW DOES XTRA-FRESH WORK?
It prevents bacteria from colonizing the fabric without harming natural bacteria on the skin. Its activity is limited to the surface of the textile, keeping it free from bacteria and thus free from odors.
The additives are introduced during melt spinning process, which provides a strong resistance during all processes and allows a homogeneous incorporation of the silver additive into the polymer matrix and so, along the yarn.
GENERAL PROCESSING CONDITIONS
- To obtain the best of XTRA-FRESH fibers please dowload our general processing conditions document.
- Knitters should follow the specific recommendations for scouring, bleaching, heat setting and finishing.
- Fabrics constructed from antimicrobial yarns perform best when the fabric is 100% treated yarn.
- Blending with other yarns is possible, as a general guide, blends containing >15% non-animicrobial yarns should be avoided.
- NUREL carries out tests to analyze antimicrobial activity performance of the fabrics.
- Available in polyamide 6 and 66.
- Cross sections: special sections available to promote isolation and comfort.
- From 22 up to 156 decitex.
XTRA-FRESH yarns do not contain nanomaterials (2011/696/EU).
It provides fabrics with durable protection against microbes; however it does not protect the user of the textile against microbes.
Industry standard protocol: ISO 20743: “DIN EN ISO 20743:2007, Textiles – Determination of antibacterial activity of antibacterial finished products”, Internationa Organization for Standardization (2007). Equivalent to JIS L 1902:2008.
Complies with REACH, Oekotex and European Biocide legislation (European Regulation 28/2012).