MOTIVATION FROM THE JURY
The Sustainable Award winner can be a game changer, not only for the outdoor business but for the entire apparel industry. This solution eliminates the use of silver and other biocides in the quest for odor-free garments made of synthetic fibers, while supporting a much needed change in user behavior: Garments do not need to be washed as often which reduces water and energy consumption, as well as it limits the release of micro plastics and washing detergents.
Polygiene Odor Crunch© is a patented Swedish technology that consists mainly of sand (silica) and water to efficiently eliminate odors. Odor Crunch absorbs offensive odors, breaks them down and releases them as oxygen and h2o. Making them undistinguishable for your nose.
PRIMARY INNOVATION FEATURES
A stay fresh solution for apparel and gear.
INTENDED SPECIFIC END USE
A stay fresh solution for apparel that allows a garment to be worn more frequently without washing. It prevents the garment from catching up smells such as body odor, smoke, cigarette smoke, or cooking fumes.
Polygiene is the leading odor control technology, driving consumer awareness of “Wear More. Wash Less” to conserve water and help save our planet. The silica used in Odor Crunch is sourced from the south eastern region of Sweden and does not produce any waste during production. Polygiene has signed the SOG Sustainability Charter. The company is also approved as bluesign® partner as well as Oeko-Tex® partner.
PRODUCT MATERIAL: Polygiene Stays Fresh Technology®. Main ingredients: silica and water.
PRODUCT WEIGHT: Depends on the article that is treated. Can be any textile or fabric.
AVAILABLE IN STORES: Currently available and in production for B2B applications.
RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE: Please contact Polygiene for price information.