Chitosan Textile Treatments


Chitosan is naturally bacteriostatic.

Thanks to our crosslinking technology, it is now more durable and easier to apply than ever before!


Chitosan is naturally bacteriostatic and antimicrobial because it has a cationically-charged structure. When applied as a surface treatment to textiles chitosan prevents the growth of bacterial and fungal microorganisms [1].


No need for expensive heavy metal toxins (such as silver nanoparticles, copper, etc.). Chitosan provides antimicrobial activity through a natural and nontoxic mode of action.


Proudly manufactured right here in the USA.


Scientific research has shown that chitosan applied to clothing can maintain antimicrobial activity through 50 wash cycles [2].


Tidal Vision has developed proprietary crosslinking technology that further improves durability in cellulose and synthetic textiles by binding the chitosan to the fibers that make up the textile.


Curing is as easy as drying, because the only solvent we use is water!

By securely bonding chitosan to substrates and forming chitosan into films, Tidal Vision has developed novel techniques to incorporate chitosan into a variety of textiles. Our chitosan-based products can be sprayed, dipped, or composited with other materials to provide antimicrobial activity to textiles for a wide variety of applications.

Our textile treatments can be applied to fiber, yarn, or directly onto a finished woven or knitted textile. Curing is as easy as drying, because the only solvent we use is water!


[1] Gao, Yuan, and Robin Cranston. “Recent advances in antimicrobial treatments of textiles.” Textile research journal 78.1 (2008): 60-72.

[2] Ye, Weijun, et al. “Durable antibacterial finish on cotton fabric by using chitosan‐based polymeric core‐shell particles.” Journal of Applied Polymer Science 102.2 (2006): 1787-1793.