Silver contains inherent antimicrobial properties. It has been a time-tested antimicrobial used since ancient times in healthcare, food preservation, and water treatment as well as other applications where effective, long-term bacterial protection is required. Silver is a leading antimicrobial due to its safety for human contact, long term efficacy and prevention of growth for a broad range of microorganisms.
SILVADUR™ antimicrobial technology inhibits bacteria growth and buildup of microbes on fabric surfaces. These microbes often destroy fabric integrity, shorten its useful life, and can cause discoloration, spoiling and staining.
SILVADUR™: ADVANCED, SUSTAINABLE ANTIMICROBIAL CONTROL
- Dow Scientists developed SILVADUR™ after extensive collaboration with global leaders in the fiber, textile and apparel industries. Antimicrobials have been available for years, but they lacked reliable efficacy and consistent durability. Dow scientists answered the challenge by developing a unique system of “intelligent” delivery.
- Using patented, controlled-release technology, SILVADUR™ delivers a low concentration of silver ions to fabric surfaces to control odor-generating bacterial.
- The revolutionary technology contained in SILVADUR™ is the wolrd’s first and only aqueous -based silver-polymer delivery system.
Patented Smart Release delivery system requires less silver to eliminate bacteria, substantially reducing waste.