Switzerland-based Sanitized AG — a producer of antimicrobial hygiene products and treatments for
textiles and plastics — has upgraded its Sanitized® TH 22-27 treatment designed for use with
man-made-fiber and wool fabrics that are in direct contact with the skin and that may require high
durability to washing.
The zinc pyrithione-based treatment works by destabilizing the cell walls of odor-causing
bacteria and deactivating them, thereby promoting a feeling of freshness, according to the company.
Sanitized notes that the active ingredient has been used for years in cosmetic products and
medication, and textiles treated with Sanitized TH 22-27 have been tested using the human patch
test and have demonstrated very good skin compatibility, with no potential for skin irritation or
In addition providing antimicrobial benefits to apparel such as underwear, outerwear,
workwear, activewear and shoes, the treatment can be adapted for use on home textiles such as
bedding, carpet, upholstery fabric and curtains; as well as for umbrellas, sleeping bags,
automotive textiles and other textiles.
Sanitized TH 22-27 may be applied during dyeing using exhaust, dispersion, acidic or
metal-complex dyes; and also may be applied during PAD thermosol processes — thereby eliminating a
processing step and reducing water usage. Another claim to sustainability relates to the reduced
need to launder fabrics and the reduced water temperatures required for laundering, as well as to
the fabrics’ enhanced durability because of those advantages.
The treatment also has received bluesign® and Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 (class I-IV)
certification, as well as Allergy UK registration.
March 27, 2012