Join our Email List - Participate in RRM Surveys Email:  
The world's leading information source for road race organizers and the industry that serves them
Road Race Management 


Road Race Management News




Attendees to receive expert insight on odor control myths, solutions and more

Attendees to receive expert insight on odor control myths, solutions and more

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (July 18, 2018) - Microban® International, Ltd., the global leader in textile odor control and prevention, will be featured on Fabriclink's webinar series discussing the topic: "Identifying Odor Control Myths-Solutions, Standards and Testing Pitfalls." The free webinar will be presented on August 2, 2018 at 2 p.m. EDT.

Senior Microbiologist, Katherine Harrell Hawley, and Microbiologist III & Lab Coordinator, Jesse Turmenne, of Microban Products Company will speak to odor control technologies to use, what factors to take into consideration when selecting a solution as well as dismissing pervasive industry misconceptions on the effectiveness and durability of various odor control treatments used on outdoor apparel, footwear and gear. The presentation will also educate buyers on testing standards and protocols and why testing standards are sometimes altered.

"Oftentimes businesses are overwhelmed by how many odor control technologies are available in the marketplace and we hope to alliveate decision making by educating our listeners on some common misconceptions and assumptions," said Lisa Owen, vice president of global textiles, Microban International. "After leaving this webinar the hope is attendees will have expert insight that makes them feel confident in finding the right soultions for their products."

The free "Identifying Odor Control Myths - Solutions, Standards and Testing Pitfalls" webinar is developed for product managers, developers and marketers that work in footwear, apparel and home textiles. Attendees can expect to learn how to identify odor control myths, solutions and testing-what odor control solutions are currently available in the marketplace, how testing methods are modified and other factors in the odor control industry.

You can register today for this free event at

Over the course of her eight year tenure at Microban, Hawley has been instrumental in supporting various successful research projects and collaboring with partners in the liquids, textiles and polymer industries. Turmenne conducts microbiological research and testing with a focus in supporting the innovations team to develop next generation products and services along with coordinating the lab to maintain a high throughput of samples to support Microban's customers, seeing more than 40,000 test samples annually.

With high-profile brand partners, such including: Calvin Klein®, Fila®, Teva®, Reebok®, Puma®, Terramar Sports®, New Balance®, Spanx®, Under Armour®/All Star Sports, Hook&Tackle®, Curad® and 5.11 Tactical® Microban's portfolio of textile odor control technologies includes: AEGIS®, Scentry®, Scentry Revive® SilverShield® and ZPTech®.
About Microban®

At Microban, we promise to redefine clean with proactive product protection that lives on. Our proactive systems keep products cleaner, and control odors 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

About FabricLink and are online textile resources, which make up the FabricLink Network. (trade-to-consumer) and (trade-to-trade) provide information on new products and marketing opportunities for specialty textiles, textile-based products and services. The sites have14 Searchable Indexes that make it easy to find educational content and technical information, and network for products, suppliers and innovations.

Contact: Kathy Swantko 818.522.8619
Communications: Beth Cochran 406.579.7909,