DuraTech™ by Microban® is a new antimicrobial additive for cotton applications from Microban International, Huntersville, N.C. According to the company, the product “helps to prevent the growth of odor-causing bacteria up to 99.99 percent after 75 home launderings.” It also continues to reduce odors up to 99 percent once home launderings surpass 75.
The product is non-heavy metal, binder-free, non-ionic and fully water soluble. DuraTech may be applied using traditional padding processes. Microban reports the additive also does not impact the appearance or feel of the cotton fabric. The technology — available to customers in the United States and Asia — is suitable for sheets and towels used in home textiles and hospitality applications.