Product/Service

BioFresh

Source: Sterling Fibers, Inc.

Antimicrobial acrylic fiber for apparel, socks, home textiles, industrial, medical and technical applications.
Antimicrobial acrylic fiber for apparel, socks, home textiles, industrial, medical and technical applications.

Apparel End Uses: Shirts/Tops, Shorts, Pants, Sweaters, Outerwear, Socks, Underwear, Thermal Underwear, Gloves, Hats, Scarves, and Sleeping Bags.

Industrial End Uses: Nonwoven Wipes, Filters, Pet Beds, Pillows.

Combine antimicrobial action with the performance advantages of acrylic fiber.

Biofresh™ is the only antimicrobial acrylic fiber manufactured in the United States. The active ingredient in Biofresh is triclosan antimicrobial agent which inhibits the growth of a broad spectrum of bacteria, fungi and yeast.

Triclosan, a chlorinated phenoxy antimicrobial compound, is EPA-registered and approved for use in fibers. Because it is incorporated during the fiber manufacture, it is an integral component of the acrylic fiber. The antimicrobial agent is built into the fiber and maintains it's effectiveness. The acrylic fiber is produced so that it reservoirs the antimicrobial agent particles. As some of the agent is removed from the surface as the result of abrasion, washing, or cleaning, additional active agent particles are released from reservoirs within the fiber and migrate to the fiber surface. Through this process, the antimicrobial agent maintains its effectiveness even after multiple washings. Antimicrobial properties in the fiber and acrylic's traditional advantages are a powerful combination.

Sterling Fibers, Inc., 5005 Sterling Way Pace, Charlotte, NC 32571. Tel: 704-424-9909; Fax: 704-424-9901.