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Journal Article 
A new use of polymeric biguanide as an antimicrobial agent on cellulosics 
Payne, JD; Kudner, DW; Pierce, JA; Lee, PSK 
Reputex 20 is an antiodour/antimicrobial finish for cotton fabrics based on the active agent poly(hexamethylene biguanide hydrochloride), or PHMB. It is easily applied to fabric or finished articles by conventional means such as padding, exhaustion or spraying. It is claimed Reputex 20 can combat the effects of bacteria and fungi in household items, clothing, medical fabrics, cellulose pulp, tenting, awnings and food-workers' garments and surface wipes.