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Bluesign Adds Microban ZPTech to its List of Approved Technologies

North Carolina-based Microban International, a provider of antimicrobial solutions for textiles, on Monday announced that one of its technologies had received the Bluesign stamp of approval.

ZPTech, described as a wide-spectrum antimicrobial that’s effective against bacteria, mold and mildew and used by more than 60 sports, athleisure, apparel and footwear brands, is now on the Swiss company’s approval list.

“We are focused on providing our brand partners with technologies and solutions that are sustainable and safe, and providing consumers with products they can trust for everyday life,” Lisa Owen, senior business director of global textiles for Microban, said in a statement. “We worked hard to achieve this approval, reinforcing our commitment to meeting environmental, health and safety requirements throughout the textile supply chain.”

A Bluesign system partner since 2014, Microban said it’s working toward achieving the highest industry standards in conserving valuable resources, shrinking its environmental footprint and furthering brand and mill customer sustainability. It also said it’s committed to obtaining Bluesign approval for the remainder of its textile portfolio, including Aegis, Excalibur, Scentry and SilverShield.

Gap, New Balance, Reebok International, Saucony and Teva are all Microban clients.