Polygiene, known for stay fresh and odour control technologies for clothing, sports equipment, lifestyle, textiles and other materials, is investing in China, South Asia and Brazil, according to chief executive officer Ulrika Björk, who believes these markets will increase rapidly. US, Europe and Japan are the major markets for the Sweden-based company now.

The company’s anti-microbial treatment is simple that can be applied to existing production processes, preferably at the finishing stage, Björk told Fibre2Fashion in an interview.

“We cover all types of textiles, all from garments and home textiles to bags and shoes. We can also treat foam and other hard surfaces if that’s part of the product”, she added.