The Netherlands — January 2, 2013 — Thai Acrylic Fibre Co. Ltd (TAF) and SANITIZED AG announce the
signing of a co-branding agreement and licensing program for Amicor™ fibers. Presented under the
slogan “Breathe easily and relax”, Amicor will unveil its new Biocidals Product Directive (BPD)
compliant fibers and yarns at Heimtextil 2013 in Frankfurt, January 9-12, 2013.
The new alliance covers the co-branding of future product developments using Amicor fibers
and yarns and the Sanitized® hygiene function.
The Amicor anti-bacterial and anti-fungal intelligent fiber – integrated technology was
developed by Courtaulds/Acordis (UK) in 1998. The technology is specifically designed to
incorporate the functional antimicrobial additive into the core of the fiber. The additive is added
to the fiber polymer before it is spun, containing it within the unique fiber structure rather than
acting as a surface coating. When Amicor fiber is used at the recommended blend level it ensures
durable and effective protection of the entire fabric.
Under the new agreement, the world leading Sanitized antimicrobial hygiene function is
built-in to all Amicor fibers. This enables users of Amicor fibers and yarns to achieve the
protection, comfort and freshness associated with the Sanitized Quality Seal for a wide range of
fabrics and garments. Applications include mattresses and bedding, carpets and soft furnishings,
hospital and healthcare uniforms, innerwear and sportswear, socks, towels and wipes.
As a non-topical application, there is minimal loss of the hygiene function additive to the
environment during manufacture, during yarn and fabric processing, dyeing and finishing and in
final consumer use and laundering. In addition to BPD compliance, Amicor fibers feature OEKO-TEX
Class 1 certification.
“Innovation has always been the trademark of the Amicor brand, as has our strong emphasis on
human and environmental safety”, comments Ambrish Maheshwari, CEO of the Acrylic Fibres Business of
Aditya Birla Group. “This shared philosophy with Sanitized, a brand at the forefront of
antimicrobial protection, made the creation of an alliance a logical progression for both
companies. We are looking forward to working together on new product developments in the future.”
“Both SANITIZED AG and Thai Acrylic Fibre believe this alliance will strengthen our
respective product offering in addition to opening up new markets,” adds Urs Stalder, CEO of
SANITIZED AG. “From a geographical perspective, each company offers market opportunities through
their strong and complimentary market presence.”
For more information on Amicor visit Hall 8 Booth G35 or access the profile on
Posted on January 16, 2013
Source: Sanitized AG