Somerset, N.J. – Manchester Mills is enhancing its portfolio of solutions products for the hospitality and health care industries.

The manufacturer – a Guest Worldwide company and wholly-owned subsidiary of Sysco Corporation – has unveiled a line of shower curtains with built-in antimicrobial product protection, expanding on the reception to its Protect360° range of innovative textile solutions.

Microban antimicrobial technology is built into the Protect360° shower curtain and its liner to inhibit odors and the growth of damaging bacteria, mold, mildew and fungus.

Bart Kennedy, senior director of business development – global textiles from Microban, explained: “The new Protect360° shower curtains are unmatched in their quality and integrate rigorous antimicrobial protection with aesthetically engineered textiles, putting customers’ cleanliness needs at the forefront.”

In a recent survey conducted by Microban, 85% of hotel guests said they consider the cleanliness of shower curtains and liners very important when staying at a hotel – yet shower curtains and liners are perceived as one of the dirtiest items in a hotel room. Microban antimicrobial technology works continuously to keep the shower curtain cleaner and fresher in between washes