The next generation of medical scrubs and lab coats will feature SILVADUR™ Antimicrobial, a Dow product that helps reduce, inhibit, and minimize the buildup of bacteria on apparel, which can cause odors and affect garment life and fit. To bring this product to market, Dow Microbial Control and Strategic Partners, Inc., a designer, manufacturer and distributor of medical apparel and lab wear in the USA, are collaborating.
The performance of scrubs and lab coats treated with SILVADUR has been extensively tested. Third-party evaluations of more than 300 fabric samples validated SILVADUR’s ability to meet or exceed high standards for efficacy against a broad spectrum of bacteria; durability; effects on the feel, finish and appearance of fabrics; impact on the environment and other criteria, according to the companies.
- Dow Microbial Contro, (a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI, USA
- Strategic Partners, Inc., Chatsworth, CA, USA