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The technology

Polygiene
ShedGuard™

Polygiene Shedguard is an in-development textile finishing compound being designed to reduce microfiber loss of textile fabrics during washing, as well as improve resistance to fabric wear. On certain knits, the technology has shown a microfiber shedding reduction of up to 70%.

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The science

Game-changing technology that will revolutionize the textile industry

Polygiene ShedGuard is based on a unique blend of polymers engineered to reduce microfiber loss of textile fabrics during washing.

The unique polymer technology forms a sheath around the fiber bundles to prevent micro-fibrils from separating during wear and the subsequent washing and drying cycles.

Polygiene ShedGuard is currently being tested to the AATCC TM 212 standard to ensure a globally recognised measure of success.

Recycled poly/polyester knits, poly-cottons, nylons, suede microfibers, plush fabrics, and more. Fabric shedding reduction on knits of up to 80% have been demonstrated in testing and figures between 15% to 30% have been noted on wovens.

Yes, Polygiene ShedGuard does not contain harmful chemicals, is formaldehyde free, APEO free and is compliant with FDA regulations 21 CFR.

Yes, it can. Polygiene ShedGuard is being developed with compatibility in mind. It is currently being tested along with the most common auxiliaries used in textile finishing. Also, when used as directed, will not typically cause shade changes nor affect color fastness. Polygiene ShedGuard does not have any significant impact on hydrophilicity and has minimal effect on the hand feel.

Benefits of Polygiene SHEDGUARD

Protects textiles from shedding

All fabric and fiber types shed during laundering, so any technology that reduces fiber fragment release is a net positive.

We’ve achieved great results across many fabrics, including recycled poly/polyester knits, poly-cottons, nylons, suede microfibers, plush fabrics, and more. This includes staple and filament fibers.

Microfiber shedding reduction on knits of up to 70% has been demonstrated in testing, and figures between 15% to 30% have been noted on wovens.

While staple fibers release more than filament fibers, we can reduce the shedding of both.

In short, Polygiene ShedGuard microfiber shedding reduction technology improves the lifespan of treated fabrics by reducing fabric abrasion and wear.

  • Protects textiles from shedding

    Some tests had shown microfiber shedding reduction of microfiber loss by as much as 80%.

  • Durable and long lasting

    Improves the lifespan of treated fabrics by reducing fabric abrasion and wear.

  • Works with various textile finishing auxiliaries

    It works well with a wide range of auxiliaries typically used in textile finishing, ranging from weakly cationic to anionic.

  • Enhances other Polygiene technologies

    Our Polygiene ShedGuard fabric shedding reduction solution is being developed to work in tandem with StayFresh, StayFresh BIO and OdorCrunch.

Microfiber shedding reduction technology

Based on a unique blend of polymers.

Easily applied via padding. Does not have any significant impact to hydrophilicity.

Has a minimal effect on hand feel that can be easily mitigated via use of commonly used softeners.

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“The development of this pioneering technology is an important cornerstone towards a more sustainable textile industry. Therefore, we are focusing on driving the project forward with our specialists within the team, pooling and consolidating expertise from different areas and cooperating closely with partner brands. In its unique position, Polygiene is both a driving force of innovation and a key link for the industry. We are aware of this position, responsibility and opportunity and are leading the project with confidence and strength.”
Ulrika Björk CEO of Polygiene
Henry Krause
Global Technical Director
+56 930 219 075 henry.krause@polygiene.com

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