Odour eaters

Posted: 2014-03-31

Odour eaters

Odor Control
Odor control is a hot topic in the apparel and hosiery arenas. Odor can be controlled by applying an antimicrobial finish, removing the odor molecules as they are formed or covering up the odor with a fragrance. Odors are formed as a result of bacterial growth. An antimicrobial finish can be applied to the fabric to prevent bacterial growth—ultimately eliminating the odor. Cyclodextrins can be incorporated into a fabric finish to remove odor. Cyclodextrins have a unique molecular structure, composed of a hydrophobic cavity, with a hydrophilic exterior. The odor molecules being hydrophobic become trapped in the cavities of the cyclodextrins and are removed during laundering.Micro encapsulation technology can be used to cover up odors with fragrances. Microcapsules containing fragrances can be applied to the fabric to provide a slow release over time.