New Aegis Microbe Shield® technologies will help prevent 99.9% of athlete’s foot fungus growth on socks.

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Microban International, Ltd., a global leader in built-in antimicrobial technology and product protection is helping keep socks cleaner.

Socks absorb sweat, holding it against the skin and toenails. By doing this, socks contribute to Athlete’s Foot & toenail fungal infections, as well as their recurrence. The new Aegis Microbe Shield® formulations provide a residual self-sanitizing activity against athlete’s foot fungus on the treated sock, helping prevent 99.9% of its growth.

"Inhibiting the growth of athlete’s foot fungus on the treated socks is a compelling feature that the consumer feels is valuable,” says Richard Chapman, VP Marketing for Microban International. "We want to help create innovative products that give our sock partners a point of differentiation.”

Aegis Microbe Shield® technologies help prevent the growth of odor and stain causing bacteria, mold and mildew on the sock or shoe, extending its useful life. Odor on a sock is caused by a variety of factors. Fabrics used for performance wear and footwear come in contact with moisture, humidity, the skin bacterial flora and soils making an ideal breeding ground for odors caused by bacteria, mold and mildew. Microban® utilizes a wide range of antimicrobial technologies with environmentally friendly attributes. All Microban® technologies have a long history of safe use and are registered with the EPA and/or the appropriate local regulatory agencies.

About Microban®
Microban International, Ltd. is a global technology and marketing company dedicated to enhancing high quality consumer, industrial and medical products with branded built-in protection from microbes. The Microban® brand is an important consumer Trustmark for effective and long lasting antimicrobial product protection. Microban International licenses the Microban® global brand name, sells custom-engineered compounds, and provides a range of services, including regulatory and marketing support. Microban International is headquartered in North Carolina with operations in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information on Microban, please contact (704) 875-0806 or visit

Microban® is a registered trademark of Microban International, Ltd. Used with permission.

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