Odour management in textiles will be a key focus for the centre

Odour management in textiles will be a key focus for the centre

Swiss company Sanitized AG, which specialises in antimicrobial treatments for textiles and synthetic materials, has opened a new research, development and testing facility which will focus on odour management in textiles. 

The 'TecCenter' at its Burgdorf/CH head office will offer enhanced innovative capabilities, with R&D support for premium hygiene function and material protection, tailored to each individual production process. 

It will include testing facilities for polymer and textile coatings. Repellent plastics and textiles will be subjected to extensive endurance tests, including thermo gravimetric analysis, thermo tests for PVC, heat and cold (jungle test), tension, exposure (QUV/spray, QUV/Se, Sun test XLS+), wash resistance and watering, Sanitized explains. Textiles can be finished using the pad transfer technique, extraction technique or dye bath method. 

The facility will also be able to test for mould formation, odour development, material deterioration, dust mites or bacteria growth – either individually or in combination. 

"The equipment in our new Sanitized TecCenter, allows us to conduct application tests at laboratory level to advance product developments and optimization which, so far, had to be carried out in customers' manufacturing processes at great expense in terms of machinery, time and energy," says Urs Stalder, CEO of Sanitized AG. "In close cooperation with our customers, we can now effectively advance their R&D projects." 

In addition, the TecCenter will test Sanitized products for use in new applications.