Bamboo fibers have inherent anti-bacterial properties
It is a common fact that bamboo can thrive naturally without using any pesticide. It is seldom eaten by pests or infected by pathogens.
Scientists found that bamboo owns a unique anti-bacteria and bacteriostatic bio-agent named "bamboo kun". This substance is combined with bamboo cellulose during the process of being manufactured into bamboo fiber.
Bamboo fiber has particular and natural functions of anti-bacteria, bacteriostatic and deodorization. It is validated by Japan Textile Inspection Association that even after fifty times of washing bamboo fiber fabric still possesses excellent function of anti-bacteria. Its test result show over 70% elimination rate after bacteria being incubated on bamboo fiber fabric.
Bamboo fibers natural anti-bacteria function differs greatly from that of chemical antimicrobial .The later often tend to cause skin allergy when added to apparel.
There is now a laboratory recommendation on how to determine that bamboo yarns and fibers are really made from bamboo and not from simple viscose. For more details you may download our provisionary PDF document
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