The global demand: Long lasting and reliable protection from unpleasant odor in textiles. Cyclofresh® and Cyclofresh® Plus are based on natural source ingredients and made from renewable raw materials – therefore they are a “green” solution.
The process behind Cyclofresh® is quite simple: cyclodextrin molecules absorb substances which are responsible for the development of unpleasant odor in textiles and simply lock them away. In the next wash these substances are washed out and the molecules are ready to store more.
Cyclofresh® Plus further adds the power of micro silver crystals to the textiles which prevent the growth of odor causing microbes. Textiles remain fresh for longer. Sugar meets Silver. Technology enspired by nature.
Even while you sleep, bad odors are lurking. While you are recovering from a hard day’s work Cyclofresh®/Cyclofresh® Plus actively fights bad smells in the sheets.
Sweat and other substances that can get into the fabric during the night are absorbed and stored away by the Cyclofresh®/Cyclofresh® Plus molecules. No matter what your night sleep brings along it helps you awaken feeling fresh.
Cyclofresh® Plus further extends and protects this feeling of freshness by reducing the development of microbes in the fabric.
When you sweat from playing sports or even just during your everyday life, Cyclofresh®/Cyclofresh® Plus will stop bad smells within the textile putting you in uncomfortable situations.
It works by slowing down the development of unpleasant odors in textiles in an intelligent way. The organic parts of sweat which are the food source for microbes are absorbed and locked into the Cyclofresh®/Cyclofresh® Plus molecules. In the next wash the particles are quickly washed out and clothes are ready for more action.
An active life is full of moments to remember. It does not matter whether it’s a dinner party, amusing yourself with your pets or just partying with some friends, Cyclofresh®/Cyclofresh® Plus prevents the fabrics in your home from storing the smells which might be left behind. Unpleasant odors are masked by fragrances and the odor causing particles are locked away in the Cyclofresh®/Cyclofresh® Plus molecules until washed out with the next wash.
The Cyclofresh® Plus micro silver crystals additionally battle odor causing microbes within the fabrics and make the freshness last longer.
It doesn’t matter how exciting your day will get. With Cyclofresh®/Cyclofresh® Plus your clothes remain constantly fresh. Cyclofresh®/Cyclofresh® Plus is a technology inspired by nature for garments worn next to the skin.
Fragrance particles brought into the cyclodextrin molecules during the washing cycle are released while wearing the textile.
Unpleasant body odors in textiles will effectively be masked.
Cyclofresh® and Cyclofresh® Plus battles unpleasant smells even before they develop in the textile. This is achieved by an absorbing performance of organic particles which are responsible for malodor development in textiles.
The process is based on cyclodextrins, circular sugar molecules, derived from starch, that are built like little buckets and can absorb what are known as ”guest” molecules. Making optimal use of this storage property, Cyclofresh®/Cyclofresh® Plus uses cyclodextrins for a dual purpose: to store fragrances to be released and to capture the organic molecules of sweat that cause unpleasant smells.
With apparel, for example, this mechanism is triggered by the moisture that develops when a person sweats. So if you wear a garment treated with CYCLOFRESH®/CYCLOFRESH® PLUS and you sweat, the cyclodextrins become active as soon as they come into contact with the moisture. The resulting reaction causes the trapped fragrances to be released and, at the same time, ensures the molecules in sweat responsible for unseemly odors are locked away.
For home textiles it works the same way. The malodor causing particles are transported to the fabric either through the air or by direct contact and get absorbed by the cyclodextrins.
The secret lies in the properties of the sugar molecules. From the outside they are surrounded by a hydrophilic edge, but the cavity on the inside is hydrophobic and does not bind to water.
Better performance – just what today’s market demands. In fact, skin compatibility and mildness is a key issue that CYCLOFRESH®/CYCLOFRESH® PLUS tackles head on. Both are effective, based on natural source ingredients and are skin compatible.
The most important ingredient in Cyclofresh®/Cyclofresh ® Plus is cyclodextrin, a harmless sugar molecule but with a powerful action. Cyclodextrins are derived from starch by adding enzymes – mainly from maize – and it has already been used for a number of years in the pharmaceutical industry.
It is also valued in the cosmetics industry because of its skin compatibility. In fact, in Germany it is now approved for use as an additive in food stuffs and can be integrated with fragrances into children’s toys. CYCLOFRESH®/CYCLOFRESH® PLUS is based on this entirely renewable, natural raw material that is readily bio-degradable. The criteria for certification according to the Ecotex 100 standard are of course fulfilled.
CYCLOFRESH®/CYCLOFRESH® PLUS locks in the organic particles which are then washed out in the next machine wash while the cyclodextrins themselves remain within the textile. The result is that the cyclodextrins are once again ready to absorb the particles responsible for developing bad smells.
Cyclodextrins – which have a natural attraction for fragrance molecules – very easily absorb and store fragrances from washing detergents, softeners, tumble dryer sheets and spray on perfumes. When garments are used or worn, these fragrances are gradually released and so the consumers have the opportunity to personalize the scent of their clothing.
Agiene™ treated textiles remain fresh for longer. Garments treated with Agiene™ contain millions of micro silver crystals that are engineered to fight odor causing microbes. Silver has been known for ages as one of the best natural performers. Silver ions are safe and effective and have been used by humans for more than 4000 years.
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