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HeiQ, Patagonia launch new odor control technology for textiles


Swiss IP innovator and established global brand in materials and textile innovation, HeiQ and Certified Benefit Corporation Patagonia, have jointly launched a new odor control technology for textiles. Known as HeiQ Fresh MNT, the technology is renewably sourced and derived from mint oil.

The latest addition to the HeiQ Fresh family of sustainable odor management technologies, HeiQ Fresh MNT complements the company’s mineral-based HeiQ Fresh HAX and the bio-based HeiQ Fresh FFL. The technology provides fabrics with a long-lasting odour control capability that keeps garments smelling fresh and wearers feeling clean and comfortable all day long. Based on test method ISO17299-3A using isovaleric acid, treated synthetic fibres more than double the odour control efficiency versus current industry standards.

Carlo Centoze, Co Founder and CEO, HeiQsays,HeiQ Fresh MNT is further confirmation of our dedication to enhance people’s lives with sustainable innovation. The technology allows you to wash less, saving water, detergent, energy, microfibre and prolong the life of garments. Laura Hoch, Material Innovation Engineer, Patagonia, adds, not only does HeiQ Fresh MNT keep garments fresh in a sustainable way, it performs even better than what we currently use.


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