SANITIZED AG: Maintaining functionality
material protection for technical textiles
hygiene function SANITIZED AG offers added value for textile
materials and their coatings. At Techtextil 2017, the Swiss
company presented innovative material protection solutions,
which securely and permanently prevent mold and mildew, algae,
pink stain and bacteria.
Maintaining the functionality significantly increases not
only the service life, but also the aesthetics of textile
products. Items such as awnings, tarpaulins and architectural
textiles may be colonized and destroyed by microorganisms such
as mold and mildew. The manufacturer must ensure the
functionality and aesthetics of the products as long as possible
even when they are exposed to extreme weather conditions such as
UV radiation or moisture, and subject to manual stresses.
SANITIZED AG, pioneer and specialist in the antimicrobial
treatment of textiles and plastics, helps companies in
maintaining the maximum functionality and aesthetics of
This is possible through the prevention or significant slow
down of the destructive microorganisms by designing individual
solutions for the application in textiles and their coatings.
These microbes include bacteria, mold and mildew, pink stain as
well as algae and they, or their metabolic products, have a
significant impact on the functionality and aesthetics of
technical textiles. The material fatigue and the visual
deterioration caused by staining can be specifically reduced.
SANITIZED AG offers easy-to-use products in a variety of
delivery forms for different applications.
Innovative technologies with extensive benefits for material
protection were presented at the SANITIZED booth and some of the
application areas are highlighted as under:
- The plasticizer maintains the elasticity and flexibility
of the product.
- Water-resistant membranes remain waterproof.
- The material does not crack, break or become brittle as a
result of bacteria, fungi or algae infestation.
- No formation of biofilm - the cause of staining and odors.
- No discoloration (pink stain).
All in all, products treated with the Sanitized® hygiene
function have a longer service life, which in turn contributes
to the sustainable use of resources. The antimicrobial
Sanitized® treatment can be combined with other effects.