Antibacterial and anti-virus processing technology

Creating a Safe, Secure, and Comfortable Space with Antibacterialand Anti-virus Processing Technology

We have developed antibacterial and anti-virus processing technology through the application of our functional processing technology cultivated over many years. By applying this technology to various products, we provide people with safety and a comfortable life.

The Suminoe Textile Group has worked on antibacterial processing technology in the interior fittings, automotive textiles, and traffic facilities businesses for about 20 years. We have marketed antibacterial and anti-virus carpets and curtains in the interior fittings business for about 10 years, mainly targeting medical, welfare, and educational facilities. We are thus engaged in a business that protects people’s safety and comfort, making full use of our processing technology suitable for each product.

Antibacterial and anti-virus processing technology

Cleanse®
  • Antibacterial
  • Anti-virus

Cleanse® is a Kurabo Industries' antibacterial and anti-virus textile finishing technology using Etak® which is developed by Professor Hiroki Nikawa at Hiroshima University Graduate School.
The immobilized antibacterial solution "Etak®" is strongly fixed onto the fiber surface.
Our Group has been working with Kurabo Industries to manufacture and sell products made using Cleanse.

  • * Cleanse is a registered trademark of Kurabo Industries Ltd.
  • * Etak is a registered trademark of CampusMedico Inc.
TRIPLE FRESH® Deo 
  • Deodorant
  • Antibacterial
  • Anti-virus
  • Antiallergic

This is our unique deodorant processing technology capable of chemically and physically decomposing odors produced during nursing care, medical care and daily life, with the use of several types of metal compounds with deodorant effects. This technology is characterized by not only a deodorant function but also the multiple functions of antibacterial, anti-virus and antiallergen activities. It also ensures the continuity of these functions.

  • * There may be restrictions depending on the intended use of the product and the required performance. Please contact the sales office for details.
Quintech®
  • Deodorant
  • Antibacterial
  • Anti-virus
  • Antiallergic
  • Anti-mite

“Quintech®” is a multi-functional processing technology that has five functions—deodorant, antibacterial, anti-virus, and anti-allergen functions, developed using our TRIPLE FRESH® deodorant treatment technology, as well as an anti-mite function. Products processed with Quintech® technology are used in automotive textiles.

Product examples and future policies in each business

  • Interior Fittings
    Product examples
    ・Contract curtains for medical, welfare, and educational institutions“Face vol. 20”E-6043, etc.
    • Cleanse®
    ・Curtains for general household“DESIGN LIFE® EDITION.12”V-1340, etc.
    • Cleanse®
    ・Rugs and mats for general household“HOME® RUG MAT”130-10199, etc.
    • Cleanse®
    ・ECOS® Recycled Carpet Tiles Produced Using Horizontal Recycling Technology“ECOS®iD-4000, etc.
    • Cleanse®
    Future policies

    Although our conventional product range was limited to products for medical and welfare facilities, we will expand the product lineup of curtains and carpets in the future so that they will be used in a wide range of indoor environments, including hotels, schools, and general households.

  • Automotive Textiles
    Product examples
    ・Seat cloth for Nissan NV200 (antibacterial specification for New York taxis)

    An antibacterial agent (nitrogen-sulfur compound) is applied.
    * Antibacterial level: Meeting the JIS-L-1902 standard

    Future policies

    It is expected that the expansion of car sharing will demand a specifications as a public vehicle. To ensure the safety and security of automobiles, we will meet the demands of automobile manufacturers by establishing a system that allows us to apply our antibacterial and anti-virus processing technology to all our automotive textiles.

  • Traffic Facilities (Interior Materials for Trains / Buses / Ships / Aircraft)
    Product examples
    ・JR KYUSHU BUS COMPANY Seat coverings (moquette)
    • Cleanse®
    ・Nihon Kotsu Co., Ltd. Curtains for express bus
    • Cleanse®
    Future policies

    For interior materials for trains and buses, the main priority has been placed on a deodorant function. However, there is increasing demand for antibacterial and anti-virus functions. We will meet the demands of each public transportation system with interior textiles processed with our Cleanse® processing technology.

  • Functional Materials
    Product examples
    ・SUMINOE FRESH Filter
    • TRIPLE FRESH® Deo
    Future policies

    In August 2020, the SUMINOE FRESH Filter obtained the SEK mark for its anti-virus, antibacterial deodorant, and bacteriostatic functions developed using our unique TRIPLE FRESH® deodorant treatment technology. We market SUMINOE FRESH filters as multi-functional filters that have anti-allergen performance as well.
    We will promote the further functional development of mats, carpets, and other products processed with TRIPLE FRESH® deodorant treatment technology and offer them in a wide range of fields, including medicine and family care.