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Sciessent announces NOBO anti-odour technology

Harnessing the power of highly porous minerals that bond with odour compounds.

19th January 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Beverly, MA. USA


NOBO anti-odour technology is the latest addition to the product portfolio of Sciessent, a global leader in antimicrobial, anti-odour, anti-pilling and water repellent technologies headquartered in Beverly, Massachusetts.

Specifically formulated for natural and synthetic fabrics, NOBO adsorbs compounds responsible for body odour without the use of an antimicrobial.

The technology harnesses the power of benign, non-biocidal, highly porous minerals and its complex structure creates a highly active surface area that bonds with odour compounds, readily adsorbing them into the porous surface. Once adsorbed, the odours are washed away in the laundry and the receptor sites regenerate – ready to adsorb new odours.

“NOBO is a major addition to our product portfolio,” said Sciessent CEO Paul C. Ford. “This technology perfectly encapsulates our continued commitment to innovation and sustainability by providing brands with an inexpensive way to enhance and add value to their products, while reducing the laundering frequency for consumers. In addition, NOBO does not require any biocidal registrations, so it will be the perfect odour control solution for wherever brands sell their products.”

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Applied via pad or spray application, NOBO can be incorporated into virtually any fabric and is ideal for daily-use garments. It is effective on recycled polyester, as well as on synthetic cellulosic fibres.

Sciessent’s Agion, Lava X2, Agion Active X2, Pilltec, and now NOBO products are all bluesign approved and listed on the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Foundation ZDHC Gateway, complying with ZDHC Level 3 requirements.

Agion antimicrobial solutions from Sciessent have been incorporated into a wide range of healthcare, industrial and consumer applications, including medical devices, drinking water applications, and textiles/apparel.

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