Sweden-based The Polygiene Group launches plant-based antimicrobial technology for the textile market – StayFreshBIO. Polygiene signed a distributor agreement with the French biotech company Proneem for 3 years that gives Polyegiene access to new and innovative technology that will complement its existing portfolio of odor control solutions. Through a development partnership with the French biotech company, Polygiene gains access to this first-to-market product with global exclusivity in the sports & outdoor and lifestyle & fashion segments.
The technology is based on a 100 per cent bio-based active ingredient, extracted from plant-based substances. The product is an addition to Polygiene’s current silver-based solution and is in line with metal-free antimicrobial additives. The active ingredient in StayFreshBIO is based on a natural organic acid that is widely used in other industries such as food and cosmetics.
Ulrika Bjork, CEO of Polygiene Group expressed excitement about the partnership saying Proneem eased their search for a bio-based technology that meets all their tough quality requirements.
Nathalie Hagege, Founder and CEO of Proneem also say that with the help of Polygiene, they were able to craft a 100 per cent plant-based technology that they wanted to.
Polygiene is known for its long-standing partnerships with a wide array of fashion and sports brands as well, helping them meet their sustainability ambitions by turning their products from fast consumables to durables. Some of its notable clientele include Adidas, the North Face, Wuka, Ricardo Beverly Hills, Happy Plugs and more. Their new 100 per cent plant-based product, StayFreshBIO will be available on the market from January 2024, being launched at ISPO, November 2024.