The Seeds of Guardin™
Guardin™ came to life when a group of like-minded individuals came into contact with a powerful idea.
All of these individuals had many years of experience in the product protection industry. Over this time, there had been incredible advances in antimicrobial and other functional ingredients. But there were also growing concerns about what these ingredients were introducing into the environment and our bodies.
In their personal lives, Guardin’s future partners were becoming increasingly concerned about the health of our planet, and putting time and energy into going greener. Naturally, they began to ask: can’t the product protection industry start to do the same?
The question then became: is it possible to deliver the protective qualities that the public demands, in solutions that are both eco-friendly and cost-effective?
In answer to that question, they founded Guardin™, a company devoted to developing the most effective, greenest product protection and functional finish technologies in the industry today.
The Flowering of an Idea.
Guardin’s first success was a blend of active essential oils and minerals that are highly effective against bacteria, mold and mildew.
Composed primarily of natural foods and food additives, these botanical ingredients are classified by the EPA and the FDA as “G.R.A.S.” (“Generally Regarded As Safe”). They’re also biodegradable.
Carefully distilled, they became the basis for Guardin™fresh Built-in Antimicrobials - the first in a range of breakthrough technologies that provide product protection from environmentally friendly sources.
Guardin™ now offers seven eco-friendly technologies, each delivering specific qualities that protect textiles, plastics and coatings across a wide assortment of applications. Each of these technologies has proven effective in independent laboratory tests, and is free of unsafe substances such as BPA, phthalates or toxic heavy metals.
It began with an idea and some passionate individuals. With the help of a list of partners that’s growing fast, Guardin™ is now proving that safety and efficacy can co-exist with each new technology they create.