About DuPont SILVADUR™ Antimicrobial Technology
What Is SILVADUR™?
SILVADUR™ antimicrobial technology offers unmatched, intelligent freshness - effectively controlling bacteria that can cause unpleasant odors, decay, and discoloration in textile fabrics. Microbes and bacteria can shorten the useful life of textile products, leading to premature and sometimes costly replacement purchases.
The Trusted Power of Silver
Silver contains inherent antimicrobial properties. It has been a time-tested antimicrobial used since ancient times in healthcare, food preservation, and water treatment as well as other applications where effective, long-term bacterial protection is required. Silver is a leading antimicrobial due to its safety for human contact, long term efficacy and prevention of growth for a broad range of microorganisms.
How does SILVADUR™ Work?
SILVADUR™ antimicrobial technology is a polymer-containing silver-technology that delivers silver ions when organisms land or form on a treated fabric. These ions continually release to safely minimize microbes that cause odor and material degradation.
Advanced, Sustainable Control
Dow Scientists developed SILVADUR™ after extensive collaboration with global leaders in the fiber, textile and apparel industries. Antimicrobials have been available for years, but they lacked reliable efficacy and consistent durability. Dow scientists answered the challenge by developing a unique system of "intelligent" delivery.