Sciessent launches fluorocarbon-free CURB water repellent

March 4th, 2016

Antimicrobial and antiodor solutions developer Sciessent, based in Wakefield, Mass., has introduced CURB, a fluorocarbon-free durable water-repellent (DWR) fabric finish for outdoor active wear. Offering enhanced, breathable protection from rain and moisture, CURB delivers the same water repellency as existing technologies without the use of harmful fluorocarbons. Similar to other DWR treatments, CURB gives textiles […]

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LifeThreads has a new line of antimicrobial apparel

January 22nd, 2016

New York-based LifeThreads® LLC has launched the Contego Collection, a second-generation line of antimicrobial medical apparel. The new line, which follows last year’s introduction of the Classic Collection, is treated with an EPA-registered active ingredient that protects the fabric from harmful pathogens found in institutional medical environments. All LifeThreads garments are fluid-resistant, offering healthcare employees […]

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UltraTech launches EverShield® fabric protection

October 23rd, 2015

Two months after UltraTech International Inc. announced it had a new product, the Jacksonville, Fla.-based company showcased EverShield® at the 2015 IFAI Expo in Anaheim, Calif. UltraTech continues to diversify its product portfolio beyond its core business of spill containment. EverShield represents cutting-edge technology in fabric protection. Whereas liquid repellency products traditionally provide surface treatment, […]

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Noble Biomaterials’ XT2 receives bluesign® certification

September 10th, 2015

Noble Biomaterials, manufacturer of antimicrobial and anti-odor technologies for performance fabrics, has received bluesign® certification for its XT2(TM) technology, meeting requirements for durability, adherence, efficacy and low human toxicity, among other quality and safety performance measures. XT2 employs a proprietary process that provides permanent anti-odor protection that does not wash off or wear out, and […]

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Pulcra Chemicals to distribute Dow antimicrobial agent

May 12th, 2015

Dow Microbial Control, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company and manufacturer of SILVADUR™ Antimicrobial, has announced Pulcra Chemicals has been added to its global distribution network. Headquartered in Geretsried, Germany, Pulcra Chemicals supplies specialty chemicals and systems solutions to increase the productivity of manufacturing in the fiber, textile and leather industries, and has […]

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Vestagen unveils Vestex OR scrubs

March 20th, 2015

Orlando, Fla.-based Vestagen Technical Textiles Inc. has introduced scrubs for operating room (OR) personnel made with its Vestex active barrier textile technology. In addition to being embedded with Vestex’s antimicrobial and fluid-repellent properties, the apparel is made with tightly woven, 100 percent polyester to limit lint shedding, and includes its WarpDry wicking technology. The company unveiled […]

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The polymer approach

September 10th, 2013

Polymer-based technologies offer new opportunities for microbial control on textiles. by Robert A. Monticello, Ph.D. Ever since microorganisms were recognized as a major cause of problems on textiles people have struggled against them in an effort to provide clean, pleasant and odor-free textile products that can be kept close to the skin. An array of […]

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Protection from an unseen foe

September 10th, 2013

Because the inherent makeup of textile structures provides an attractive environment for microorganisms, antimicrobial technologies are an important consideration for many textile applications. We live in a world of microbes: most are helpful; some are harmful. Microbes, in fact, outnumber all other species, yet only 3 percent are harmful and only a tiny fraction have […]

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Zorflex® enhances wound recovery

September 10th, 2013

Two new products from Chemviron Carbon’s Cloth Division, Zorflex® VB and Zorflex® VB Plus, have been tested by the U.K.’s Health Protection Agency, and have been proven to be both antiviral and virucidal (when tested against surrogate virus MS2-Coliphage). The inclusion of Zorflex® activated carbon cloth has been shown to considerably enhance the efficacy of […]

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PurThread wins technology award

August 12th, 2013

PurThread Technologies has been awarded the 2013 American Technology Award in Advanced or Technology Manufacturing by the TechAmerica Foundation. This award recognizes the best products and services from across the technology industry, as evaluated by industry experts. PurThread’s category win singled out excellence in a product or service dedicated to the integration of technology in […]

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