SILVADUR™ from DOW

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SILVADUR™ Intelligent Freshness

SILVADUR™ polymer-containing silver technology releases silver ions to neutralize odor-causing bacteria upon contact with your jeans. SILVADUR™ ensures fabrics stay fresh without affecting the fit, feel, or finish of the treated garment.

Delivery of Silver Ions

SILVADUR™ long lasting antimicrobial technology unites the elemental powers of silver ions with a patented delivery system to create an extremely effective, highly durable antimicrobial.

Through state of the art engineering, SILVADUR™ utilizes a proprietary, safe polymer that complexes silver ions into a durable antimicrobial that prevents microorganism reproduction.



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This silver ion treatment is a major innovation in antimicrobial technology.

  • It results in intelligent control; no premature release of silver means no discoloration of the textile.
  • It provides a homogenous finish of silver throughout the garment or textile product.
  • It remains on fabric longer and is invisibly active for the life of the garment.
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When applied to fabric surfaces, SILVADUR™ antimicrobial technology forms an extensive polymeric network on fiber surfaces... it becomes the holding pen for the needed silver ions. Through scientific engineering, SILVADUR™ technology regulates the release rate of silver ions and allows for activation only in the presence of unwanted bacteria thus minimizing the buildup of undesirable bacteria.

With less buildup of bacteria on fabric surfaces, textile products experience the long lasting antimicrobial benefits of reduced deterioration and the elimination of undesirable odors. Effectively controlling odors can reduce the need for frequent laundering cycles and extend the strength and life of textile products. Fewer Bacteria. Fewer Odors. Less Deterioration. Less Laundering. Less Water. Less Detergent. Less Product Loss. End Result? Reliable, intelligent, long lasting, and environmentally friendly antimicrobial technology.