Deal makes entire Microban Textile Odour Control / Anti-Microbial product line available for first
time to U.K. Retailers, Brands and Manufacturers.

ROCHDALE, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (September 19, 2017) – Microban® International, Ltd., the global leader in textile odour control and prevention, has appointed leading textile chemical
manufacturer Texchem as a United Kingdom distributor. Texchem will distribute Microban’s entire
range of odor control and anti-microbial solutions, including the AEGIS® product line, to apparel,
furnishings, home textile, technical textile and healthcare retailers and brands in the U.K. and to their manufacturers.

This partnership will ensure the seamless integration of Microban’s full portfolio of innovative odour
control and anti-microbial technologies into the global supply chains of UK brands and retailers
through technical excellence, field support, global regulatory assistance, service and education.
As one of the most well-respected names in textile chemicals, Texchem excels in forming key
relationships with manufacturers and major apparel, furnishings, home textile, technical textile and
healthcare brands in their territory,” said Lisa Owen, vice president, global textiles division, Microban International. “By combining the strengths of these two industry leaders, we believe the
Microban/Texchem partnership will lead the way for odor control innovations in the critical UK

The appointment of Texchem is the latest step in Microban’s ongoing efforts to expand the company’s sales presence and develop close ties with more production facilities across the globe.

It will also allow Microban to provide enhanced customer service through more regional support
and faster turnaround times. “As a leader in our industry, it’s critical that we work with companies who share our commitment to high-tech innovation and excellent customer service,” said Wayne Aaron, managing director of Texchem UK Ltd. “We were attracted to Microban based not only on the breadth, range and efficacy of their textile odor control solutions, but also by their global reputation and brand strength and research and development capabilities. We believe this partnership offers an excellent synergy to successfully promote and sell high value odor control and anti-microbial solutions in the UK textile market and beyond.


With high-profile brand partners, such including Calvin Klein®, Fila®, Teva®, Reebok®, Puma®, Terramar® Sports®, New Balance®, Spanx®, Billerbeck® , Under Armour®/All Star Sports, Hook&Tackle®, Curad® and 5.11 Tactical®, Microban’s Portfolio of Textile Odor Control Technologies includes: AEGIS®, AEGIS EXCALIBUR®, Scentry®, SilverShield® and ZPTech®. The company has recently introduced a complete brand refresh, including a new b-to-b website, revamped marketing collateral, introduced new brandmarks, and an expanded global sales team. It has also updated its consumer-facing website TheCleanerHome.com and has just launched its “Live On” campaign.


About Microban®


At Microban, we promise to redefine clean with proactive product protection that lives on. Our
proactive systems keep products cleaner, and control odours better by preventing problems before they start. Microban drives innovation by combining science and creative solutions that enhance high quality consumer, textile, industrial and medical products around the world. Today the Microban brand and technologies are featured on thousands of products worldwide. The company is headquartered in North Carolina with operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information, please visit www.Microban.com

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