SANITIZED TecCentre receives IAC certification – R&D support for textile odour-management according to international testing standards

To ensure responsible use of biocides and international comparability, test methods and test results for antimicrobial treated products must be transparent, useful and comparable. This is precisely why SANITIZED AG, the specialist for antimicrobial material protection and hygiene function in textiles and polymers, had its in-house Microbiology Laboratory in the SANITIZED TecCentre certified by IAC, the International Antimicrobial Council. This non-profit, U.S.-based institute aims to increase safety for antimicrobial treated products and for consumers.

Textile and polymer product manufacturers value the assistance that the in-house SANITIZED TecCentre provides them with developing and optimizing their products. It supervises technical application aspects, and conducts microbiological tests and analytics—all from a single source. SANITIZED provides specific assistance with the textile manufacturer’s R&D work, particularly for the demanding challenge of developing the best possible odour-management for textiles. Now the TecCentre has been certified by the IAC and is a designated “International Antimicrobial Council Certified Laboratory.”

Thanks to the IAC Certification, SANITIZED AG now offers innovation expertise according to international standards that are also recognized and valued in the U.S. and Asia.

“In addition to assistance with product development and product optimization from our TecCentre, SANITIZED customers receive certification of the antimicrobial treatment of their products from an independent organisation, the IAC,” explains Erich Rohrbach, Head of Microbiology at SANITIZED AG. “This is an important building block for production chain transparency in the textile industry, which is demanded by a growing number of manufacturers and brands that are driven by end customer requirements,” adds Erich Rohrbach. Many SANITIZED customers particularly value the TecCentre for their development work in odour-management for textiles.

SANITIZED offers an innovative product portfolio to meet this demand also including non-biocide additives.


International Antimicrobial Council (IAC) is a non-profit organization that is committed to responsible and safe use of antimicrobial active ingredients and technologies to prevent odour formation in textiles. It aims to prevent misuse of antimicrobial products and increase consumer protection. To that end, the IAC develops standardized test methods, certifies laboratories and shares knowledge with players in the textile production chain.

Swiss antimicrobial expertise since 1935

SANITIZED AG is the Swiss global leader in the field of antimicrobial hygiene function and material protection for textiles and polymers. The company has pioneered this field for over 80 years and established itself as a specialist for comprehensive hygiene concepts. Beyond its highly effective products, services include consulting for marketing and technical queries, diverse testing services and a solid brand and licensing concept. SANITIZED AG exclusively uses scientifically researched antimicrobial active ingredients which have undergone the most stringent risk assessments for humans and the environment in internationally recognised procedures.