About Polygiene

Mindful Living®
– it’s who we are

Why do we exist? When we talk about our technologies, we describe how we’re redefining freshness and reimagining product protection. Those things in themselves have an incredible effect on people’s lives – a world that smells better, that’s more hygienic, and that’s protected from counterfeiting and tampering.

But our mission goes above and beyond the immediate impact of our technologies: to embrace a journey toward more Mindful Living®. At Polygiene, we’re uniquely placed to help to drive meaningful change in our world, to ensure products last as long as they possibly can before they need to be replaced and ultimately to help businesses and consumers make the change from consumables to durables.

How we work

Mindful Living® – it’s inside everything we do

We’ve been doing this since our inception in 2006 – it’s ingrained in our DNA. We will always challenge ourselves to uphold our values and those of our partners. After all, we are all in it together.

With everything we do, we promise to enable, inspire, and connect people to live more mindful lives. We encourage the extended and shared use of products and spaces, as well as reduced and responsible consumption and product development to the benefit of our future generations.

Our global technical team is always on hand to support mills, processors, compounders and material partners both at the start-up and during the production stages. This is to ensure treatments are carried out in the correct manner and guarantee that the Polygiene values are met on behalf of our partners. The technical team forms an integral part of the global framework working with the Polygiene commercial and marketing teams and supporting our partners.

When Polygiene partners decide to work with us, we ensure the technologies work as they should – and not just in terms of functionality. We take care to use just the right amount of treatment, ensure that we fit our partner’s production method, and aim to apply the technology at the same time as other steps in the production process – all to keep water and energy usage to a minimum.

Generally a very low dosage of Polygiene’s technologies is needed, most often added during the production process.

Blouse is treated with Polygiene StayFresh™

Handbag is treated with Polygiene BioMaster™

Shoes are treated with Polygiene StayFresh™ and Polygiene OdorCrunch™

Why we do it

The simple answer is: because it’s the right thing to do but there are other factors influencing our mission. We are Swedish and driven by our Scandinavian ethos of adding value and meaning with responsible technologies and services that empower brands. By being in it together, we become a true partner to brands and their end-users to make a difference in people’s lives and the world.

We work with you to create measurable results for your sustainable development goals, for example:

Goal 3:
better health & wellbeing by reducing the need for harsh chemicals, antibiotics and medical intervention.

Goal 6:
more clean water & sanitation by reducing water usage, pollution as well as post-consumer, food and chemical waste.

Goal 12:
more responsible consumption & production by reducing the need for new products and resources.

Goal 13.3:
improve awareness, education and capacity on climate change mitigation

Meet the team inside Polygiene

We’re a small company but with a global reach. Our team is at the heart of our mission toward more Mindful Living® – find out more about the people that drive Polygiene.

Meet the team

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The history of Polygiene

2021

Polygiene® acquires Addmaster Holdings Limited

Polygiene® acquires Addmaster Holdings Limited, making it a comprehensive supplier of antimicrobial solutions for both hard and soft surfaces.

2020

Polygiene launches Polygiene ViralOff™

In response to the global pandemic, Polygiene® launches the antimicrobial technology Polygiene ViralOff for treatment of materials and products that reduces tested viruses by 99%.

2019

Polygiene OdorCrunch™ wins sustainability award

Polygiene OdorCrunch wins the coveted Sustainability Award presented by the Scandinavian Outdoor Group (SOG). Polygiene sees a high growth in fashion and home textiles and the subsidiary in China is established.
2018

Polygiene OdorCrunch™ technology is launched

With a revised Sales and Marketing strategy, the Polygiene® brand is not just seen as a consumer benefit but also as an added value that prolongs a product’s life and contributes to a more sustainable lifestyle. Polygiene OdorCrunch technology is launched.
2016

Polygiene is listed on Nasdaq First North Growth Market

Listed on Nasdaq First North Growth Market. Breakthrough in the Footwear segment with Converse in Japan and in the Home Design segment with Evezary and Fogini in South Korea.
2015

Expansion within the Lifestyle and Fashion segments globally

Further consumer research helps Polygiene® define initiatives to establish leadership within the Stays Fresh category for the Lifestyle and Fashion segment globally.

2013

Breakthrough in the global sportswear market

Breakthrough in the global sportswear market due to cooperation with Adidas.
2012

Breakthrough in the U.S. Sport & Outdoor segment

Breakthrough in the U.S. Sport & Outdoor segment due to cooperation with key outdoor brands.
2009

The next steps

Consumer research is conducted. The Company discovers how to go to market and which brands to focus on.
2007

Entering the Sports segment

Sports and outdoor brands approach Polygiene® to find a solution to the odor problem.
2006

Polygiene® is established

Polygiene® is established. Initially, the focus is on hard surfaces and materials for hospital environments.

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Headquarter

We’re in Malmö – and wherever you are

Our headquarters are in Malmö, Sweden. But we’re a company with a global reach and with partners all over the world, in virtually every sector. We’re only a visit, an email, a Zoom or a phone call away. Wherever you are, we’re here to help.

+46 (0) 40 26 22 22
Info@polygiene.com

Polygiene Group AB
Styrmansgatan 2
SE-211 18 Malmö
SWEDEN

Certifications

More than 18 certifications across our products

Safety and sustainability are our top priority. That’s why our technologies always get the hardest-to-achieve certifications.

Polygiene technology is thoroughly and independently tested to ISO standards. Polygiene BioMaster has been shown to inhibit the growth of bacteria including those linked to MRSA, VRE and Acinetobacter baumannii. Polygiene has REACH compliance, ensuring that our products have been approved under European legislation covering the manufacture and use of chemicals.

Our technologies have been independently tested to ISO standards. BioMaster™ has been shown to inhibit the growth of a range of bacteria including MRSA, VRE and Acinetobacter baumannii while ViralOff™ has been shown to deliver a 99% reduction of selected viruses (within two hours.) We can also arrange for independent testing for you and give you free technical and marketing support. Everything we do is environmentally conscious too. We’re accredited by bluesign, which promotes consumer safety, low impact manufacturing and responsible use of resources; Oeko-Tex Eco-Passport which supports responsible manufacturing and supply chains; and we have REACH compliance, the EU’s chemicals legislation.

We’re accredited by bluesign, which promotes consumer safety, low impact manufacturing and responsible use of resources; Oeko-Tex Eco-Passport which supports responsible manufacturing and supply chains; and we have REACH compliance, the EU’s chemicals legislation. Polygiene StayFresh™ was also a winner in the 2019 Scandinavian Outdoor Group Awards.