Thomson Research Associates receives Oko-Tex approval for Ultra-Fresh NM-100
Dr. Laval Yau, President of Thomson Research Associates, Toronto, Canada, announces that the company has received approval from the Oko-Tex organization of Switzerland for its Ultra-Fresh
NM-100 antimicrobial treatment. This widely-used product will now be included in the list of Accepted Active Chemical Products under Oko-Tex Standard 100.
Ultra-Fresh NM-100 is used in the manufacture of synthetic fibres, including acrylics and polyolefins. After a full scientific review, Oko-Tex has concluded that Ultra-Fresh NM-100 is a safe and effective antimicrobial treatment for textiles, including clothing for adults and children.
TRA is actively pursuing Oko-Tex approvals for other Ultra-Fresh products used in the treatment of finished fabrics and garments as part of a continuing commitment to demonstrate their safety and efficacy. Further approvals are expected shortly.
Ultra-Fresh NM-100 provides protection against bacterial growth that can cause unpleasant odours and staining in items such as hosiery and sportswear. Marketing studies show that consumers appreciate the value of antimicrobial treatments, and see them as a major factor in making purchasing decisions.
The Oko-Tex organization is based in Switzerland, and is concerned with the safety of the chemicals used in textile processing. Many retailers, especially in Europe, request that the chemicals used to treat the products they sell have the Oko-Tex seal of approval.
Thomson Research Associates is a Canadian company specializing in the development and marketing of antimicrobial treatments for textiles and polymers, under the Ultra-Fresh name. The Ultra-Fresh identification on treated goods promises the consumer excellence in antimicrobial protection. Ultra-Fresh is available in over 40 countries around the world.
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