Microban and Manchester Mills Partner to Create Antimicrobial Treated Textiles
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C.—December 8, 2021—Microban International, a leader in antimicrobial technologies, and Manchester Mills, a leading textile producer, have entered into an exclusive partnership to provide antimicrobial treated textiles to healthcare facilities. The new Protect360® product line inhibits both bacteria and viruses, as well as being fully waterproof and providing bed bug protection where appropriate. The products will be sold directly and exclusively to the healthcare industry via Manchester Mills and their distributor network.
“At Manchester Mills, we are dedicated to developing smart, thoughtful textile solutions that ensure peace of mind,” said Elizabeth McNulty, senior vice president and general manager at Manchester Mills. “The Protect360 products we are launching with Microban are truly innovative and provide added protection for specialized facilities. We look forward to adding Microban technology into more Manchester Mills products to service the healthcare industry.”
The exclusive partnership between Manchester Mills and Microban includes the development of a full line of antimicrobial treated textiles, including mattress and pillow encasements, mattress and pillow protectors, towels, sheets, utility bedding, bathmats, comforters, pillow shells, blankets, spreads, mattress pads, and pillows. Protect360 products are treated with Microban antimicrobial product protection, which inhibits the growth of bacteria, and the fabric has passed third-party testing for Viral Penetration Protection, providing a barrier against viruses.
Additionally, products like the mattress encasements and pillow protectors are waterproof and feature patent-pending bed bug protection. The full line of products will be available to healthcare facilities in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and European Union.
“The healthcare industry is now and always will be a focus for antimicrobials where cleanliness is key,” said Brian Aylward, senior director of global textiles for Microban. “We are extremely proud to have our technologies incorporated into Manchester Mills textiles for the healthcare industry.”
Microban’s portfolio of technologies strives to revolutionize product performance with protection that lives on. Its portfolio of solutions includes AEGIS®, SilverShield®, and ZPTech® for antimicrobial product protection, and Scentry® and Scentry Revive® for odor control. As part of its commitment to sustainable manufacturing processes, Microban products are bluesign® and Oeko-Tex® approved.