Do You Encounter These Problems In Your Life and Work?

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    Embarrassing Smell

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    It'S Hard To Be Lazy

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    Bacteria Thrive

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    Humidity Breeds Bacteria

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    Germ Hotbeds

The Necessity of Antibacterial and Mouldproof Fabric.

There are many microorganisms on the surface of human skin, some of which are beneficial bacteria for the human body, while others are pathogenic bacteria.

These microorganisms obtain nutrients from human secretions, sweat, and shedding skin, and undergo metabolism processes of growth, reproduction, and death. At the same time, because the fatty acids and lactic acid in sweat and secretions can kill a variety of microorganisms, and the mutual killing and inactivation of microorganisms form their balance and coordination in quantity, which generally does not cause harm to the human body.

However, once this balance is disrupted, causing bacterial imbalance, a small amount of pathogenic bacteria will multiply rapidly and cause harm to human health through the skin, respiratory tract, digestive tract, and mucous membranes of the reproductive tract.

Bacteria, fungi, and dust mites can cause serious damage and cause many different problems. They can produce odors in underwear and sportswear, breed extensively in medical environments, cause allergic reactions, and may cause stains on indoor furnishings and other household items.

Microbial growth can also erode outdoor textiles, such as awnings, tents, or lawn furniture, and cause discoloration and degradation.

Antibacterial and Mouldproof Fabric

Mold is a type of fungus that can be found in almost any environment, including the air.

There are many different types of mold, and "black mold" usually refers to a type called Stachybotrys chartarum. Other common types include Alternaria, Aureobasidium, and Chaetomium.

It is important to note that mold in its early stages produces a musty odor and can be easily removed from surfaces, but mold growth indicates that the fungus has matured and become more difficult to remove.

Fungi reproduce through spores and can proliferate on surfaces that are moist and rich in fibers, such as fiberboard, wood, gypsum board, and plasterboard, as well as in areas with small amounts of seepage or water leaks.


Harmful Effects of Mold

Harmful Effects of Mold


When black Aspergillus grows on fabrics, its spore masses appear black, causing the fibers to turn black, while Penicillium is yellow, and green mold is green. The branching spore fungus is brown, and so on.

During their metabolic processes, molds and bacteria produce ethylene glycol, citric acid, oxalic acid, lactic acid, acetic acid, and so on, resulting in unpleasant or peculiar odors, increased fabric temperature, reduced luster, the appearance of mold spots, and potential harm to human health through skin contact or the respiratory system.

Black mold can produce toxins. It releases so-called mycotoxins, which are highly harmful to building residents. Of course, some people are more sensitive to fungal spores than others and may develop respiratory syndrome after inhaling small amounts of spores.

However, a place with a large amount of mold toxins can even cause fungal poisoning in healthy individuals, depending on the concentration of mycotoxins, the length of exposure to the toxins, and other factors.

Exposure to fungi is more harmful for infants and young children. Research suggests that children exposed to mold may be more susceptible to developing asthma. In 2009, the World Health Organization released "WHO Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality: Dampness and Mold," which provided a comprehensive review of scientific research on health issues related to buildings and biological agents associated with dampness. The report's conclusion is that the most significant impact of mold is to make respiratory syndrome, allergies, and asthma more prevalent, as well as interfere with the immune system.

Therefore, to prevent mold growth during the storage, transportation, and pre-sale storage of dyed fabrics, it is necessary to add fungicides to the treatment process, and after anti-bacterial and anti-mold finishing, to prevent mold growth.


What Is Antibacterial and Mouldproof Fabric?

Antibacterial fabric refers to any fabric that can prevent the growth of bacteria, fungi, mold, and other pathogenic microorganisms.

This is achieved by treating the fabric with antibacterial finishing agents, which can inhibit the growth of harmful microorganisms, thus increasing the defense layer and extending the service life of the fabric.

Antibacterial fabrics are designed to combat the growth of bacteria, fungi, mold, and other microorganisms.

These antimicrobial properties come from chemical treatment or antibacterial finishing, which are locally applied to the fabric during finishing to give them the ability to inhibit microbial growth.


Advantages of Antibacterial and Mouldproof Fabric.

• Physical antibacterial

• Security category A

• Persistent antibacterial activity

• Breathable, light and long-lasting UV protection

• Absorb sweat, dry quickly, breathe long term remove odor

• Keep the body healthy by suppressing the growth of bacteria

Production of Antibacterial and Mouldproof Fabric.

There are three ways to implement antibacterial and deodorizing functions in synthetic fiber fabrics:

• Develop fibers that have inherent antibacterial properties, such as chitosan or chitin fibers;

• Manufacture antibacterial fibers by mixing antibacterial agents into the spinning mother granules, so that the fibers themselves contain antibacterial agents and have antibacterial and deodorizing functions, resulting in functional textiles;

• Use hygiene finishing agents to perform antibacterial finishing on the fabric after weaving, thereby imparting antibacterial and deodorizing functions to the textile.

The durability of the antibacterial effect of fabrics made from antibacterial fibers is better than that of fabrics treated after weaving, but its cost is relatively high.

To Treat Fabrics with Hygiene Finishing Agents, Certain Conditions Must Be Met:

1.The amount used must be minimal while still having an inhibitory effect on bacteria.

2.It must be non-toxic and non-allergenic to humans.

3.It must be colorless, odorless, and non-viscous.

4.It must not cause bacteria to develop resistance.

5.It must be compatible with other agents.

6.The application process should be simple and have a certain degree of wash fastness.

7.It must not accelerate fiber photolysis or degradation, and must not affect the mechanical properties of fibers and fabrics.

Methods for Antibacterial Finishing of Fabrics.

  • Surface Coating Method

    Add the antibacterial agent to the coating agent and apply it to the fabric using conventional coating methods to make the antibacterial agent adhere to the surface of the fabric. This method is suitable for any fiber fabric and can be used for certain inorganic or non-water-soluble antibacterial agents.

  • Immersion

    Prepare the antibacterial agent in a certain concentration of finishing solution, add other auxiliaries as needed, and immerse the fabric in the finishing solution. After centrifugal dehydration to a certain moisture content, dry it, and then bake it as needed. This method is mainly used for knitted fabrics and towel products.

  • Immersion Roller

    This method is to apply the finishing solution to the fabric by an immersion roller and is mainly suitable for continuous processing of flat fabrics, which is a commonly used finishing process for woven fabrics.


Classification of Antibacterial Finishing Agents.

Common antibacterial finishing agents can be divided into three categories: inorganic, organic, and natural products. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. In terms of environmental protection and human health, inorganic antibacterial agents have the advantages of non-pollution and safety and are mainly used in the production of antibacterial functional fibers. In recent years, there have been studies on applying them to fabric finishing. Organic and natural product antibacterial agents can be used to manufacture functional fibers as well as for fabric finishing.


Antibacterial Mechanism of Antibacterial Agents.

Inorganic Antibacterial Agents
Inorganic antibacterial agents are broad-spectrum antibacterial agents and belong to the contact-type antibacterial agents of ion dissolution. Their antibacterial action is passive.


Organic Antibacterial Agents
Organic antibacterial agents gradually enter the microbial cell by binding with anions on the surface of the microbial cell membrane or reacting with functional groups on the cell surface, disrupting the synthesis system of proteins and cell membranes, and inhibiting the reproduction of microorganisms.

Factors to Consider When Choosing Antibacterial Agents.
  • 1.Persistence

    The durability of antibacterial properties in antibacterial textiles is an integral part of textile antibacterial properties. Whether used in clothing or decorative textiles, their antibacterial properties require good wash resistance.

  • 2.Processing Adaptability

    Generally, antibacterial agents need to be combined with materials to prepare corresponding products. Therefore, the selected antibacterial agents should have good compatibility with the corresponding substrates and be able to adapt to the processing requirements of the substrates. In addition, after the antibacterial agent is added to the fiber or finished onto the textile, it should not affect the mechanical properties of the fiber and fabric, including strength, elongation, elasticity, etc. and should not affect the appearance, color, and hand feeling of the fabric.

  • 3.Climate Resistance

    Antibacterial materials and products are often used in indoor, outdoor, or open-air occasions and are greatly affected by climate. Therefore, antibacterial agents need a certain degree of climate resistance, including UV resistance, visible light resistance, heat resistance, air resistance, etc.

  • 4.Safety

    The safety of antibacterial agents includes two aspects: the safety of antibacterial agents during use and the biological safety required according to the use environment. The safety of the use process requires that the antibacterial agent should be safe for humans and the environment during use.

BEGOODTEX's Antibacterial and Mouldproof Fabric Provide Safe and Healthy Solutions.

BEGOODTEX's antibacterial and mouldproof fabric provides a safe and healthy solution that inhibits bacteria and fungi, with a suppression rate of more than 90% after 50 washes. Its antiviral activity against the influenza A virus is over 90%.

As a professional manufacturer of fabrics and textiles, we keep up with the latest technologies and innovations in antibacterial fabrics to ensure high-performance materials for our customers.

Our antibacterial polyester mesh is designed to meet the growing demands of industries such as healthcare and entertainment and is suitable for a range of products from patient slings and medical curtains to camping materials and pool/spa center decorations.

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    Reduce Microbes by Up to 99.99%.

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    Improve Product Hygiene

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    Minimise Cross Contamination

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    Minimise Staining & Bad Odours

Applications of IFR + Inherent Antibacterial and Mouldproof Fabric.

1. Household items: towels, bedding, upholstery, rugs, curtains, pillows

2. Commercial: curtains, military fabrics, uniforms, tents, carpets.

3. Clothing: hats, jackets, overalls, tracksuits, cardigans, underwear

4. Building products: building fabrics, awnings, canopies

5. Healthcare: scrubs, masks, drapes, drapes, bedding, filters, lab coats

6. Military and Defense: Used in chemical and biological warfare suits and other equipment.

7. Sportswear: Sportswear and footwear, as it helps prevent odors.

8. Construction: architectural fabrics, canopies and awnings.

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Testing Methods and Standards for the Antibacterial Performance of Textiles.


Testing the antibacterial performance of fabrics can be divided into quantitative and qualitative methods, with the former being the most important.

1.Quantitative testing methods
Currently, the quantitative testing methods and standards for the antibacterial performance of textiles include AATCC 100-2012 and the Quinn test method in the United States, among others. The quantitative testing method involves disinfecting the fabric, inoculating test bacteria, culturing bacteria, and counting the residual bacterial colonies. It is suitable for non-leaching antibacterial finishing fabrics, but not for leaching antibacterial finishing fabrics. The advantages of this method are quantitative, accurate, and objective, but the disadvantages are long testing time and high cost.

2.Qualitative testing methods
The qualitative testing methods mainly include AATCC 90-2011 (agar diffusion method, also called the Petri dish method), AATCC 147-2011 (parallel streak method), and JIS Z2911-2010 (mold resistance method), among others. The qualitative testing method involves inoculating test bacteria on the fabric and observing the growth of microorganisms on the fabric with the naked eye. It is based on the antibacterial activity of the antibacterial agent that leaves the fiber and enters the culture dish, and is generally suitable for leaching antibacterial finishing, but not for wash-resistant antibacterial finishing. The advantage of this method is its low cost and fast testing speed, but the disadvantage is that it cannot quantitatively measure the antibacterial activity, and the results are not accurate.

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