Dow's Silvadur Antimicrobial recognized for excellence
Home & Textiles Today Staff -- Home Textiles Today, August 22, 2013
Buffalo Grove, Ill. - Silvadur Antimicrobial, which was introduced by Dow Microbial Control last September, has been named by R&D Magazine as one of the 100 most technologically significant products introduced during the past year.
The annual R&D 100 Awards spotlight technological innovation in a variety of industries, including telecommunications, optics, high-energy physics, materials science, chemistry and biotechnology.
Silvadur Antimicrobial provides odor control and long-lasting freshness in apparel and textiles. The company said patented "smart" system is the only silver-based antimicrobial technology that employs an organic polymer system to deliver low concentrations of silver ions to fabric surfaces in order to control the growth of microorganisms
The liquid and organic form of silver enables it to be safely and effectively applied in markets where antimicrobials could not previously be used, according to the company. It is also compatible with both natural and synthetic fibers.
"Our goal was to apply Dow Microbial Control's technology leadership in developing a credible, effective and easy-to-use microbial control product that would enable apparel brand owners and textile suppliers to offer consumers long-lasting freshness in their products," said Karel Williams, global strategic marketing manager for Dow Microbial Control. "This recognition from a prestigious publication like R&D Magazine validates to the marketplace and our team at Dow that we have met our goal."
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