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Antimicrobial treatment, free from heavy metals

NordShield CiTex® is an antimicrobial plant-based textile treatment that combines high efficacy with utmost concern for the environment. By omitting leaching heavy metals in favor of citric acid technology, we have taken antimicrobials to the next level. 

Durable antimicrobal technology

  • Complies with EU BPR (No 528/2012) 

  • Complies with EU REACH Regulation (1907/2006) 

  • Does not contain Substances of Very High Concern 

  • Complies with California Proposition 65 

  • Readily biodegradable and not bioaccumulating 

  • Applied in wet finishing processes from water-based solution

  • Unlike traditional treatments, NordShield CiTex® is completely non-metallic, and without any harmful binders 

  • Dermatologically tested

  • NordShield CiTex® is a USDA Certified Biobased Product

  • The antimicrobial protection layer delivers over 99% microbe reduction efficiency


Finnish research – driven by nature

By constantly taking nature’s problem-solving capabilities and turning them into scalable products, we aim to lead the transition to more advanced ways to deal bacteria and virus. NordShield CiTex® is derived from citric acid, hindering microbes by the creation of a surface that is inhospitable to bacteria. Citric acid is a common food additive and poses no environmental concerns. 

What’s the point?
Apart from the obvious benefits of reducing bacteria in our immediate surroundings, NordShield CiTex® contributes to longer product life by enabling fewer washes and less wear and tear on garments and gear. Longevity is sustainability! 


Why should textiles be heavy metal-free?

Sure, heavy metals are effective against bacteria. They work by leaching into the bacteria, killing them. The problem is that leaching goes on and on.


By constant emissions, heavy metal textile treatments make silver and other heavy metals end up in nature and aquatic systems, where they shouldn’t be.


Are you interested in using our technology to give your products enhanced protection? Contact our business development team.

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