Antimicrobial found effective against SARS-CoV-2

March 1st, 2021

Sciessent has announced the results of recent tests with its Agion® antimicrobial treatment. According to the company, the treatment achieves 99.99 percent inactivation of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in lab testing of medical textiles. The testing was conducted under ISO 18184 protocols and demonstrated that its effectiveness was maintained even after 20 launderings. […]

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Sciessent expands sales team

February 25th, 2021

Sciessent has expanded its global textile market sales team with the addition of David Rubin as vice president of global textile sales and Gary Nicholson as director of textile business development, Asia. Demand for the company’s antimicrobial, odor control and water repellent solutions has been steadily growing among textile and apparel manufacturers worldwide, requiring additional […]

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Sciessent renews commitment to sustainability

September 21st, 2020

According to a press release, Sciessent has extended its partnership with bluesign®, an independent verifier of sustainable processing and manufacturing aimed at reducing the negative impacts of the textile manufacturing industry on people and the environment.  Bluesign represents a continuously increasing number of partner companies that form the largest sustainable textile network. Together, they are jointly reducing […]

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Sciessent earns industry honors for sustainability

August 6th, 2020

Sciessent announced new industry recognition for its commitment to safe, sustainable, environmentally responsible solutions, earning bluesign® approval for all of its technologies (AgionÒ, ActiveXL, LavaÒ, Lava XLÒ and CurbÒ) and achieving Level 3 compliance from the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Foundation.  Sciessent has met the following standards for bluesign approval: Highest degree of safety for the consumerManufacturing with lowest possible […]

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Sciessent expands distribution

July 23rd, 2020

Sciessent has chosen Harris & Menuk, a company that specializes in the sales, marketing and research and development of textile auxiliaries, specialty chemicals, colorants and enzymes, to facilitate distribution of its AgionÒ antimicrobial among textile and apparel manufacturers in Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan apparel manufacturers and suppliers have gained a strong reputation worldwide for ethical […]

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Preventing permastink goes beyond antimicrobial solutions

September 1st, 2017

It’s everywhere and it’s not attractive. Permastink—the unpleasant smell that won’t wash out of textile products—has become a topic of conversation for consumers and brands alike. Polyester and other synthetic fibers are the materials of choice for the active performance and athleisure styles consumers now wear throughout the day. Unfortunately, these synthetic fibers are perceived […]

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Sciessent’s Lava XL™ awarded ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX®

July 15th, 2016

Sciessent LLC, a Wakefield, Mass.-based provider of antimicrobial solutions, announced that Lava XL™, its odor control technology, has been awarded the ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® certification. ECO PASSPORT helps brands achieve or maintain a high standard for health and safety by assisting in the sourcing and use of OEKO-TEX compliant materials. Textiles and textile ingredients that are OEKO-TEX […]

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Sciessent expands bluesign® partnership

May 13th, 2016

Sciessent, provider of environmentally-friendly antimicrobial and anti-odor solutions, has partnered with bluesign® systems for their fluorocarbon-free durable water repellent (DWR), CURB. CURB joins Sciessent’s odor absorbing Lava technology on a list of bluesign-approved products. Engineered to keep harmful fluorocarbons out of the environment, CURB delivers the same water repellent performance as existing technologies. Textile manufacturers […]

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