Antimicrobial AlphaSan®, a silver-based ceramic additive manufactured by Milliken Chemical, a
division of Spartanburg-based Milliken & Company, is the first additive of its kind to receive
Oeko-Tex 100 Certification for product safety from the Oeko-Tex Association, Switzerland.
AlphaSan inhibits bacteria growth, enabling retailers to offer products that limit odor,
discoloration, bio-film formation and other aesthetic problems. It is used for such products as
active apparel, underwear, hosiery, uniforms, bedding and medical textiles.