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Next generation zinc oxide masterbatches

Odour control, anti-microbial/mould and mildew-resistance and UV blocking properties with Tenray.

21st September 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  St Louis, MI, USA


The Sweet Living Group (SLG), based in St Louis, Missouri, has teamed up with EverCare, a manufacturer of high quality zinc oxides, to launch next generation zinc oxide (ZnO) masterbatch technology.

SLG’s extensive intellectual property enhances textiles by controlling odour, providing anti-microbial/mould and mildew-resistance, incorporating ultraviolet protection, increasing resistance to degradation and enhancing flame resistance. Currently, it has 16 issued US patents, five pending patent applications, and three trademarks covering ZnO and ultrafine ZnO for textiles.

EverCare and Sweet Living Group developed a range of new masterbatches which provide an unprecedented level of dispersion of zinc oxides, based on the EcoZinc and Tenray technologies. They provide guaranteed batch-to-batch performance and can be used to produce compounds and yarns (PETG, PP, PE, PA), ensuring excellent odour control, anti-microbial/mould and mildew-resistance, and UV blocking properties.

“We are very excited with the cooperation which has lead to the development of this new EcoZinc and Tenray technology,” said managing director of EverCare, Jeroen Van Den Bosch, “This technology provides excellent quality control along with fantastic results in the overall textile production.”

EverCare, based in Raleigh, North Carolina, is focused on the development of ultrafine zinc oxides for personal care and industrial applications, such as coatings, textiles, plastics, branded as Tenray and Zano.

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