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June 3, 2021

Delta Galil to pilot antimicrobial protection finishes

Delta Galil Industries has inked a strategic partnership with Sonovia to offer new sustainable fabric-finishing technology to global activewear and apparel brands.

By Beth Wright

Israel-based apparel manufacturer Delta Galil Industries is to install an ultrasonic fabric-finishing applicator at its innovation centre in Karmiel to pilot the application of new, eco-responsible fabric finishes offering antimicrobial protection.

The move comes in partnership with Israeli start-up Sonovia, which is striving to commercialise its sustainable fabric-finishing technology.

Sonovia’s fabric-finishing technology allows brands to sustainably incorporate long-lasting, built-in properties such as antimicrobial and anti-odour protection and water repellency to textiles, while maintaining superior fabric performance.

The company’s solution embeds particles, compounds, and molecules of desired properties directly into textiles, creating a durable, added-value fabric that retains its properties through multiple washes.

Sonovia and its machinery manufacturing partner, Brückner Textile Machinery, will install the applicator at Delta Galil’s Karmiel site.

“Sonovia’s ultrasonic technology is the future of high-performance and sustainable fabric finishing,” says Gil Shimon, president of global upper markets division for Delta Galil. “This partnership enables us to take another step toward fully sustainable and environmentally friendly manufacturing and we’re extremely pleased to be able to offer our activewear and apparel clients this innovative option for imparting beneficial properties into their garments.”

Shuki Herchcovici, chairman and CEO of Sonovia, adds: “This strategic agreement with Delta Galil constitutes a vote of confidence in Sonovia’s eco-friendly, performance fabric-finishing technology from one of the world’s leading manufacturers of activewear and apparel. I have no doubt that this relationship will yield outstanding results for both companies and I look forward to a long and successful partnership that will support more responsible, sustainable production for many brands.”

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