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Sanitized opens new TecCenter to offer R&D support for individual customer articles

Customers are expected to benefit from active product development and optimization support.

15th March 2016

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Burgdorf


In a move to expand its innovative capacities, Sanitized AG, provider of the extensive portfolio of antimicrobial products for the plastics and textile industries, has opened the new Sanitized TecCenter at its Burgdorf/CH head office.

Customers are expected to benefit from active product development and optimization support for premium hygiene function and material protection, tailored to each individual production process. R&D Support for odour management in textiles is a further key priority, the company reports.

The new Sanitized TecCenter will be aimed at finding Sanitized technology that is best suited to the application technology employed in polymer or textile production and provides the best antimicrobial effect and material protection, for instance for mattresses, kitchen utensils, clothes, technical textiles or floor coverings. It will deliver support for application technology issues, microbiological tests and a range of analyses all from one source.

Tailor-made solutions

Sanitized aims to help customers develop new products with integrated hygiene function, material protection against defined aggressors, such as UV irradiation or mould, and odour management in textiles.

The enhanced innovation capabilities include testing facilities for polymer and textile coatings. The new Sanitized TecCenter has the equipment required to manufacture plastic films or coating support systems and textiles, benefitting manufacturers of industrial textiles and geotextiles, according to the manufacturer.

Repellent plastics and textiles can be subjected to extensive endurance tests, including thermo gravimetric analysis, thermo tests for PVC, heat and cold (jungle test), tension, exposure (QUV/spray, QUV/Se, Sun test XLS+), wash resistance and watering. Textiles can be finished using the pad transfer technique, extraction technique or dye bath method.

Product developments and optimization

“The equipment in our new Sanitized TecCenter, allows us to conduct application tests at laboratory level to advance product developments and optimization which, so far, had to be carried out in customers’ manufacturing processes at great expense in terms of machinery, time and energy,” said Urs Stalder, CEO of Sanitized AG. “In close cooperation with our customers, we can now effectively advance their R&D projects.”

The Sanitized TecCenter is also equipped to carry out all relevant microbiological laboratory tests. Depending on the envisaged type of protection and applied Sanitized technology, the centre can test for mould formation, odour development, material deterioration, dust mites or bacteria growth – either individually or in combination.

Technology transfer

A further objective of the new Sanitized TecCenter consists of testing proven Sanitized products for new types of application. Customers will derive various benefits, according to the company.

For example, the application of one single Sanitized product for several different articles is said to not only reduce logistic expenses and transport costs but also allow customers to avoid converting their machinery and vehicle fleets.

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