Fabrics & Textiles

Antimicrobial* additives for fabrics & textiles

Premium protection protection for textiles & fabrics

BioCote® offers targeted antimicrobial solutions for fabrics to help tackle the growth of mold and mildew as well as microbes that are causing irremovable staining and bad odor – keeping your fabrics fresh and clean.

Anchored permanently in man-made fibers during the extrusion process or into a coating onto the final fabric, specialist antimicrobial additives supplied by BioCote® contain an active ingredient that helps protect from microbial growth.

Easily and cost-effectively applied during the manufacturing process, the antimicrobial additives improve the performance of fibers without affecting their inherent characteristics or appearance.

The type of fabric used, the manufacturing process employed, and the desired end-use of your product can all influence the antimicrobial needed to achieve the required effect.

Applications for antimicrobial textile & fabric additives

Man-made fabrics such as synthetics, polyester, nylons, or elastane blend fabrics are naturally susceptible to odors and stains caused by microbes. Washing alone is often not enough to remove the odor build-up and is not always effective at fully eliminating those microbes.

Textiles with built-in BioCote® antimicrobial product protection therefore offer a real solution for fabric product manufacturers and has been a popular choice for consumers in recent years.

Proven quality and performance of antimicrobial additives by BioCote®

BioCote® partners and clients have come to rely on the quality and efficacy of the antimicrobial additives we supply. To ensure the additives meet those high expectations at all times, we apply stringent quality control parameters and test protocols prior to shipping.

Once integrated into materials, we also carry out validation testing before our partners’ products go to market to ensure they deliver the required levels of antimicrobial performance associated with the BioCote® trademark. Find out more about our antimicrobial performance testing.

Premium protection protection for textiles & fabrics


Proven Antimicrobial additives from BioCote® act in minutes to reduce the number of microbes on protected textiles & fabrics continuously around the clock.


BioCote® technology is scientifically proven to protect against a broad range of microbes including mold and fungi, thus minimizing the risk of staining, bad odors and premature material degradation.


Once integrated into your textiles and fabrics, the antimicrobial additives supplied by BioCote® will protect the material without causing discoloration or affecting the final finish.

Approved for use

The active substances of our antimicrobial additives for textiles and fabrics are notified with the EU Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) and registered with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


BioCote® antimicrobial technology is trusted by leading brands, manufacturers and product innovators of plastics and polymer products around the globe. View some of our valued partners here