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!

FROM STINKING TO ODOR-FREE

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.

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.

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. 

Skin

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

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!”

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.

Sweat production will vary according to your level of activity, climate, gender and where you were born. However, not wanting to smell is a common view and by choosing Polygiene you won’t have to!

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