With DSIR (Department of Scientific and Industrial Research) recognized research labs, Resil Chemicals is an established name in textiles and among the first to introduce silver technology that is not only skin safe but also environment-friendly. The silver antibacterial, which is being marketed globally under the brand N9 Pure Silver™, is seeing a continuous surge in demand due to which it is now being catered to the specialty textile segments.
As consumers increasingly look for clothes that not only provide comfort but are also environmentally sustainable, concepts that can synergize both are gaining popularity. The silver technology that was launched in 2012 is now targeting specialty textiles such as bed sheets and linen, which require utmost care and proper hygiene. Owing to its potent and sustainable antibacterial properties and long lasting freshness and hygiene quotient, N9 Pure SilverTM is progressively finding favour amongst retailers dealing in this segment. “The growing awareness on hygiene among today’s consumers has resulted in a demand for healthy, hygienic antibacterial solutions. Chemistries based on Micro Silver such as, N9 Pure Silver™ is an effective antibacterial that curbs the growth of bacteria and counters the ill effects of bacterial development,” asserts Manish Khambe, Segment Head.
This breakthrough technology is compatible with multiple substrates and processes and delivers outstanding, long-lasting protection from germs combined with impeccable environmental credentials. Apart from specialty textiles, the silver technology is already being used in product categories such as innerwear, casualwear, kidswear, socks and uniforms where the antibacterial property is of great assistance for freshness and hygiene of the garments, besides the comfort value that it generates. N9 Pure SilverTM controls the growth of bacteria, which causes malodour and discomfort. According to industry experts, hospital acquired or healthcare-associated infections can occur due to poor hygiene and an unprotected environment. The particulate silver technology of N9 Pure SilverTM is highly effective against a wide spectrum of bacteria and builds hygiene into textiles used in healthcare applications. “After years of intensive research and partnerships with eminent research institutes, we have invented a novel, non-leaching, low loading, skin safe, durable, environmentally safe and easy to use product for industrial and health care applications,” says Manish.
What makes Resil a preferred partner?
Because it has:
• Three agile and technologically-efficient manufacturing units.
• R&D labs recognized by DSIR (Department of Scientific and Industrial Research), Government of India.
• GOTS certification: The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognized as the world’s leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres. Specific products from Resil comply with the GOTS requirements.
The growing applicability and acceptance of the technology is also because it is easy to apply by both padding and exhaustion processes and it does not affect the whiteness of fabric. N9 Pure SilverTM has a high efficacy, thereby ensuring long lasting freshness even after 50 washes. As a result, a garment treated with N9 Pure SilverTM can be used again without washing, unless visibly soiled, prolonging the life of the garment thereby benefiting users. It also helps in saving wash water and process energy leading to conservation of the environment.
The edge that the technology enjoys is that it is gentle on the environment with its minimal silver loading and very low Ag+ emission. The technology, listed by OEKO-TEX Standard 100 is safe on the skin and environment. Its non leaching properties ensure that it remains intact on the treated textile and works to protect it from bacteria. This means that there is minimal loss of silver into the environment or onto the skin.
This revolutionary technology is being produced in an ultra-modern automated plant in Bangalore with a flexible manufacturing setup that is capable of catering to small and large orders alike. “With a dedicated support team, extensive global reach and service back up, N9 Pure SilverTM is aiming to capture a major share in the hygienic textile market space,” concludes Manish. Currently, the company serves key markets across Asia and the rest of the globe in woven fabrics, garments, knits and yarn for various natural and synthetic fibres.