Safe and Eco-Friendly
Long Life Span
Intelligent, long-lasting freshness
High-performance textiles need high-performance finishes. That’s why AKAS uses only SILVADUR™ antimicrobial finish to inhibit bacterial growth, control bad odors and create long lasting freshness without toxic chemicals. AKAS is certified by DOW as a licensed finisher of SILVADUR™. Because of our proprietary process, we achieve a longer life span for the finish, maintaining efficacy at 99.9% up to 100 washes. The industry standard is up to 50 washes.
Why SILVADUR™? The technology releases silver ions that neutralize odor-causing bacteria to ensure that fabrics have a stay-fresh feel without affecting the fit, feel, or finish of the treated garment. Compared to other antimicrobial finishes, SILVADUR™ requires less silver and has uniform distribution of silver ions throughout the fabric for comprehensive protection. Fabrics treated with SILVADUR™ will not fade or yellow over time, and there’s no leaching from the fabric onto the skin. The result: finished fabrics have intelligent freshness that won’t harm families or the environment.
A sustainable solution
The proprietary antimicrobial technology of SILVADUR™ releases silver ions only when they are needed. So it’s retained longer on fabric for a longer garment life. The superior freshness achieved with the SILVADUR™ technology also means fewer washings, which benefits the environment and consumers alike.
Unlike other antimicrobials which use particles, SILVADUR™ uses silver ions which bond to the textile surface. So there are no silver particles released into the environment.
SILVADUR™ antimicrobial has been assessed as harmless to human health. It is registered with the U.S. EPA and is on the list of active chemical products approved by the International Oeko-Tex® Association. Its active ingredient is supported under the EU Biocidal Products Registry (BPR). In addition, SILVADUR™ antimicrobial technology is registered to meet REACH requirements in the European Union.
Single point of contact, just-in-time delivery
When you want fabric finished with SILVADUR™ antimicrobial, just send it to AKAS. We’ll take care of the details and ship the fabric back directly to you. With no middle men and an extensive network of American mills, we can complete the treatment in as little as 2 to 4 weeks, from when your fabric arrives to AKAS to delivery back to your location.