How it works

Sweat is a natural response to any physical activity. The cooling and heat dispersing actions of up to 2.6 million sweat glands in the average human body are essential to help us perform and keep us comfortable. Sweat is natural and odorless but mixed with textiles it creates a moist and warm environment which is ideal for odor causing bacteria to multiply and grow. It is the bad odor released by the bacteria which leads to the reduced self confidence in 90% of us and which causes 30% of us to discard clothes prematurely. 

Polygiene prevents the growth of odor-causing bacteria and fungi at the source, permanently!

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FROM STINKING TO ODOR-FREE

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Bacteria

Bacterial growth, not sweat, is responsible for the nasty smell and odor we associate with physical activity as it multiplies in textile and sweaty environments.

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Sweat

On its own sweat does not cause odor, but the bacteria growing in your garment can. With over 2 million sweat glands you won’t stop sweating but you can stop any odor developing.

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Silver Chloride

Silver salt (silver chloride) is mother natures way of stopping bacterial growth and can be found extensively in soil and water. The silver chloride used in Polygiene comes from recycled silver. 

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Skin

Polygiene treatment has undergone extensive skin sensitivity testing and does not interfere with any of the natural bacteria on your skin.

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Polygiene Odor Control Technology

Polygiene prevents the growth of odor-causing bacteria and fungi at the source, permanently. To do this Polygiene uses low concentrations of silver salt (silver chloride), which has antimicrobial properties and is naturally present in water and soil, to safely eliminate the ability for bacteria and fungi to grow. 

The permanent treatment is applied at the finishing stages of textile production and field and lab tests show a high level of odor control beyond the usual lifespan of a garment. This lifespan odor control is possible as the technology is bound and permanently integrated in the fabric and will not wash out.

Polygiene silver salt technology is only active on the textiles itself and with a heritage in the healthcare sector Polygiene has applied its expertise and testing to ensure that there is no affect on the natural bacterial flora of the skin. Polygiene is not nanosilver.

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Textiles

Polygiene silver salt technology is only active on the textiles itself and with a heritage in the healthcare sector Polygiene has applied its expertise and testing to ensure that there is no affect on the natural bacterial flora of the skin.

Gear Junkie

Polygiene T-Shirt Test

”I’ve been wearing La Sportiva’s Polygiene treated Peak T-Shirt and, judging by my month-long gym bag test, it works. I wore the T-Shirt for 20 hours over two weeks without washing. I tested it on 3-hour runs, spinning, mountain biking, weight lifting, and then I stuffed the shirt in a gym bag next to my funky shoes. The shirt never developed an odor. I was impressed!”

Apparel, footwear and gear that stay fresh –
textiles and materials for any application areas

Sport

Layer-1

Even after the most intense physical activity Polygiene treated baselayers will not smell. They will breath and keep you warm, day in and day out, but they won’t develop a bad odor.

Layer-2

The primary role of a base layer is to transport moisture away from the skin. With Polygiene you can be sure that any sweat moving through different layers will not lead to unpleasant odors.

Layer-3

Polygiene can help preserve the performance characteristics of shell products as the treatment stops odor causing bacteria and reduces the need to wash frequently.

Gloves

Hands can become very hot and sweaty but gloves are often delicate and need the appropriate washing and care. Polygiene treatment allows gloves to be cared for in the right way and will always be fresh and odor free.

Footwear

Shoes and socks are the breeding ground for bad smells and everybody can recognise the smell of a sweaty sock or shoe. Polygiene treatment will always keep your footwear and socks fresh and odor free.

Wetsuits

Wetsuits are submerged for long periods of time which allows fungi to grow and can lead to skin infections. By treating the lining of a wetsuit with Polygiene this can be avoided as well as stopping any odor development.

Helmets

Protective gear may become very hot and sweaty but they are essential for many physical activties. Using helmets with Polygiene treated liners will prolong the life of your helmet and keep it fresh and odor free.

Bags

Bags and backpacks are often subject to lots of humidity that can lead to odor, fungi and mildew. By treating the interior, and parts of the exterior with Polygiene, this can be stopped.
Polygiene, Treated Products, Hats and accessories

Accessories

Hats, beanies, buffs and all accessories you can think of will stay fresh and need less washing when treated with Polygiene.
Lifestyle

Suits

Polygiene treatment maintains your suits freshness so you don’t need to dry clean as often, saving time and money and increasing the lifespan of your suit.

Shirts

Shirts treated with Polygiene can be worn more and washed less so you can pack light and be climate smart.

Jeans

Jeans are unique and shape with each owner. Polygiene treatment reduces the need for washing which keeps your jeans unique for longer.

Underwear

Polygiene provides garments worn next to the skin with confidence inspiring odor control and freshness.

Footwear

It's no secret that shoes and socks can smell but they will stay fresh and last longer with Polygiene.

Luggage

Polygiene treated luggage will ensure that only freshness rubs off on your packed garments.

Accessories

A collection of essential items that will stay fresh and impeccable with Polygiene.
Home Design

Towels

Polygiene treatment ensures you will always dry yourself with a fresh and odor free towel.

Bedlinen

Night after night sleep soundly in your fresh and longer lasting sheets.

Tablewear

Wash less and save water, energy, time and money as Polygiene treated tableware stays fresh for longer.

Curtains

Curtains provide personality, warmth and function in a home, Polygiene provides easy care and constant freshness.

Upholstery

Preventing bacteria, fungi and house dust mites in your upholstery will make your home stay fresh.

Carpets

Carpets provide a soft and homely feeling, they can also house common allergy and asthma triggers, which can be avoided with Polygiene treatment.

Accessories

Your home is full of fabrics for everyday living, keep them all fresher for longer with Polygiene.

The Body’s Sweat Zones

Sweat is a natural response to any physical activity. The cooling and heat dispersing actions of up to 2.6 million sweat glands (20% is located on your feet) in the average human body are essential to help us perform and keep us comfortable.

Sweat itself is natural and odorless, but mixed with textiles it creates a moist and warm environment and serve as nutrition, which is ideal for odor causing bacteria to multiply and grow. The bad odor is released as bacteria break down proteins and fatty acids present in sweat.

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Polygiene Fast Facts

  • Polygiene prevents the growth of odor-causing bacteria and fungi at the source
  • Polygiene is only active on the textiles itself and does not interfere with the skins natural bacterial flora
  • Polygiene odor control will not wash out as the technology is bound and permanently integrated in the fabric
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