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Microban to Host Free “ODOR IN TEXTILES” Webinar with Fabriclink Network

Attendees to receive expert insight on why brands should care about odor, where odor comes from and how it affects textiles.

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HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (May 31, 2018) – Microban® International, Ltd., the global leader in textile odor control and prevention, will be featured on The Fabriclink Network’s webinar series discussing the topic: “You Don’t Stink at This—Why You Should Care About Odor in Textiles.” The free webinar will be presented on June 27, 2018 at 2 p.m. EST.

Among many things, Gina Sloan, director of innovations, and Maria Diefenbach, global textiles marketing manager with Microban International, will cover how body odor affects textiles, why this is a major issue for fabric and foam manufacturers, latest innovations in odor control technology and how to prevent permastink.

“Consumers all over the world consider odor a major pain point and want solutions that can solve this common concern. Odor resistance is a top performance feature shoppers are seeking out— it’s essential for brands, retailers and manufacturers to educate themselves.” said Lisa Owen, vice president of global textiles, Microban International.

The free “You Don’t Stink at This” webinar is perfect for product managers and developers and marketers that work in footwear, apparel and home textiles. Attendees can expect to learn how microorganisms like bacteria and mold grow in fabrics exposed to moisture and sweat, and how this affects fabrics as well as the success of using antimicrobial fabric treatments.

You can register today for this free event at

Sloan has extensive expertise in biological sciences with an emphasis on microbiology and genetics and is responsible for leading the research and development of new products within new markets for the company. Diefenback has spent a decade in the odor control and antimicrobial industry and has helped countless leading brands share the benefits of fresher products with the world.

In addition, Microban will host a second free webinar with Fabriclink on August 2, 2018 at 2 p.m. EST. The second webinar will identify odor control myths, solutions and testing—what odor control solutions are currently available in the marketplace, how testing methods are modified and more.

With high-profile brand partners, such including: Calvin Klein®, Fila®, Teva®, Reebok®, Puma®, Terramar Sports®, New Balance®, Spanx®, Under Armour®/All Star Sports, Hook&Tackle®, Curad® and 5.11 Tactical® Microban’s portfolio of textile odor control technologies includes: AEGIS®, Scentry®, Scentry Revive® SilverShield® and ZPTech®.

About Microban®

At Microban, we promise to redefine clean with proactive product protection that lives on. Our proactive systems keep products cleaner, and control odors better by preventing problems before they start. Microban drives innovation by combining science and creative solutions that enhance high quality consumer, textile, industrial and medical products around the world. Today the Microban brand and technologies are featured on thousands of products worldwide. The company is headquartered in North Carolina with operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information, please visit

About FabricLink and are online textile resources, which make up the FabricLink Network. (trade-to-consumer) and (trade-to-trade) provide information on new products and marketing opportunities for specialty textiles, textile-based products and services. The sites have14 Searchable Indexes that make it easy to find educational content and technical information, and to network for products, suppliers and innovations.

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