The Benefits Of Antimicrobial Clothing
Posted on October 19 2017
Antimicrobial Technology Makes A Difference
Finding clothes that can stand the test of time is not always the easiest thing to do. When you are out and about, whether that means you’re enjoying the beach with some friends or making your way through the woods stalking your prey of choice, finding clothing that can keep up takes some effort. Even when you find clothing that can keep up with your active lifestyle, making sure that you stay fresh while performing your desired activities can be a challenge in and of itself. Luckily, we here at Shredneck have developed some of our shirts to make use of antimicrobial technology. In today’s post, we are going to go over the technology behind Microban and some of the benefits that this material lends to clothing. Continue reading below to learn more.
Smart Clothing for the Modern Shopper
Like many innovations, antimicrobial products developed from a simple idea. In the late 1960s, W.L. Morrison was contacted by a physician who was looking for a way to design a system to keep disposable medical products cleaner for a longer period of time. This simple need expressed by a physician led to the development of Microban materials, the first truly antimicrobial products that could be used for both medical and consumer applications. The Microban Products Company was officially incorporated in 1984 and became a commercially viable company with help from Clinitex Corporation. Since their founding, Microban Products Company has brought antimicrobial technology into the mainstream fold, making it an affordable product that has been used in multiple applications.
Innovation Leads to Consumer Applications
With Microban paving the way, it wasn’t long before antimicrobial technology was looked at as a way to tackle the issue of dirty clothing. Up until the introduction of antimicrobial technology, clothing absorbed odor and, for the most part, would retain that odor until the item of clothing was washed. This wasn’t such a bad thing for general clothing items because people didn’t really sweat that much in them. However, in terms of clothing designed to be worn outside, in the gym, or during intense physical activity, the odor issue could become a major problem. Luckily, by eliminating the amount of bacteria that could be transferred into an item of clothing, antimicrobial technology made it possible to have active gear that stayed fresh longer. Below, we have listed a few more benefits that antimicrobial properties impart to clothing.
If you would like to learn more about our performance line of outdoor clothing, please visit our website today. At Shredneck, we make every effort to provide our customers with the best products possible and we believe that once you have seen the quality of our clothing for yourself, you will quickly see why people chose to wear our brand.