Burgdorf/CH, 22 April 2021: The antimicrobial protection of Sanitized® T 99-19 is valued by textile manufacturers worldwide. Now the product’s nearly 100 % efficacy against the SARS-CoV-2 virus has been confirmed by independent labs in France (basis: ISO 18184:2019).

Textile and polymer products with Sanitized® antimicrobial treatment have been used in hygiene-sensitive areas for many years. For textiles, Sanitized® T 99-19 is a patented technology based on a silane-ammonia compound, a globally proven product. Its hygiene function is used in workwear and protective clothing for nursing staff, bed linen or mattresses in hotels, nursing care facilities and hospitals. Polyester goods for precisely these areas of application can now not only be antimicrobial, but also reliably protective against SARS CoV-2. The antiviral efficacy (99.84 %) of the Sanitized® T 99-19 product has been officially confirmed by tests conducted by external labs. “This excellent antiviral test result of our particle and metal-free Silane Quat technology, achieved on the basis of a standardized and reproducible test method, meets the expectation of our customers and the market. Thanks to its wide range of applications, Sanitized® T 99-19 can be used in a variety of ways in daily hygiene and can make a positive contribution to our efforts to control the pandemic,” explains Stefan Müller, Head of Business Unit Textile Additives at SANITIZED AG.

Customers are looking for safety

Tests on end products, which were additionally carried out by textile manufacturers, also prove the effectiveness of Sanitized® T 99-19 against SARS CoV-2. License partners praise this confidence-building benefit of the end products. SANITIZED license partners receive concrete support in terms of marketing and legal aspects (health claims).

Avoid legal pitfalls when claiming antiviral protection

SANITIZED has always been more than just a manufacturer of innovative antimicrobial products. Advice and support for customers in achieving optimal hygiene protection for their products are an integral part of the company’s offering. A claim guide has therefore been developed especially for products that protect against COVID-19.  

SANITIZED AG works closely with institutes, universities and global labs on testing methods. “We value this exchange of know-how and experience and our customers benefit from it in the form of innovative and safe products,” explains Stefan Müller.

Swiss antimicrobial expertise since 1935. 

SANITIZED AG is the world’s leading Swiss company for hygiene function, material protection, and odor-management for textiles, polymers, coatings, and paints. For 85 years, the company has performed pioneering work in developing innovative additives while handling antimicrobial active ingredients responsibly. The company actively practices resource conservation as part of its company philosophy. SANITIZED’s product range is complemented by application, technology, regulatory, and marketing services. Sanitized®, an ingredient brand that is trusted, valued and used around the world.


The SANITIZED team is available to producers to answer their specific questions.

Customer Service Desk: csd@sanitized.com.