Ultra-Fresh
Antimicrobial Foam

Wherever bacteria, mould, mildew and fungi compromise product performance, Ultra-Fresh will take control. Ultra-Fresh antimicrobial treatments inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi responsible for creating unpleasant smells and staining in textile and plastic products. By controlling unwanted microbes, Ultra-Fresh antimicrobials help to keep products fresh, clean and odor-free.

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Benefits of Ultra-Fresh Foams

Antimicrobial Benefits

Polyurethane and polyolefin foams are used in a range of consumer and industrial applications that include mattresses, furniture, carpet underlay, kitchen and bathroom sponges, automotive applications, and insulation. These foams can support the growth of bacteria and fungi that may cause odors, stains, or degradation. Dust mites can also be commonly found in used mattresses and furniture foams.

International Reputation

Ultra-Fresh treatments are recognized worldwide as the standard for antimicrobial protection in foams. Treated foams exhibit excellent antibacterial and antifungal properties and ensure protection from the growth of unwanted microbes. Studies have shown Ultra-Fresh treatments are also effective in preventing dust mite* colonies from becoming established in treated articles.

Anti-Microbial Treated Foam
Treated Sample
Non-treated foam
Non-Treated Sample

What is Antimicrobial Polyurethane Foam?

Polyurethane foam can provide all the requirements for bacteria, mold, yeast, and algae to grow and flourish. Some polyurethane foams use “greener” ingredients that become a fantastic food source for microbes. Other types of foam, thought to be naturally resistant to microbial growth, collect organic debris from the surrounding environment.

Benefits of Antimicrobial Polyurethane Foam

Antimicrobial additives prevent the growth of bacteria, mold, and mildew in and on polyurethane foam. By stopping the proliferation of microbes, polyurethane foam remains free of undesirable odours, maintains esthetic appeal, and avoids degradation. Ultimately, this leads to extended product life, economic savings, and less material going to landfills since treated products do not need to be replaced as often.

"Ultra-Fresh has had to pass the most stringent testing procedures for safety and efficacy to meet international regulatory guidelines. Ultra-Fresh is US EPA registered, BPR compliant and Oeko-Tex listed and complies with all regulatory requirements of each country where it is sold. In addition to providing premium quality, we are committed to producing environmentally sustainable antimicrobial treatments. Acknowledging our social responsibility, we have partnered with bluesign® in our joint initiative for the removal of harmful substances and practices from the manufacturing process".

Efficacy of Antimicrobial
PU Foam

The photos above exemplify the benefits of adding antimicrobial additives to polyurethane foam. Under the right conditions, mold and mildew can breakdown the polymer structure of the foam and use it as a food source. Antimicrobial polyurethane foam resists fungal attack. Both foam samples were photographed after the ASTM G21 (28 days) test method.

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