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Essential protection for helmet linings

Natural release of silver ions helps eliminates the growth of negatively-charged microbes.

15th October 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Scranton, PA, USA


Noble Biomaterials of Scranton, Philadelphia, reports that its Ionic+ fibre and fabric technology is being recognised as the preferred choice for helmet linings in the ski, bike, and motocross industries.

The newly-branded antimicrobial has been selected by a multitude of brands such as Oakley, Giro, Fox, Troy Lee Designs, Leatt, Bell, Shred, and 6D Helmets.  Smith is also set to debut Ionic+ in helmet offerings in 2022.

Ionic+ offers brands versatility in protection with several delivery options of yarn or fabric treatment. The primary mechanism behind it is the release of positively charged silver ions in the presence of moisture, such as moisture vapor which is naturally emitted by the skin, and especially under helmets during active pursuits. This natural release of silver ions helps inhibit and eliminate the growth of negatively-charged microbes and bacteria on the surface of the product. Less bacteria means less odour, less washing and longer lasting fabric, extending the life of the product. Ionic+ has become widely adopted in the outdoor, sport, and athleisure markets, while it continues to find new applications in the healthcare and medical sectors.  

The breadth of helmet partners – and the different disciplines for which the helmets have been manufactured – demonstrates the efficacy of Ionic+.

“Partnering with the best helmet brands in the world speaks directly to how versatile and technical the Ionic+ platform has become,” says Allon Cohne, chief marketing officer at Noble Biomaterials. “It’s important not only to gain the trust and support of product developers around the world, but also to satisfy consumer demands in respect of performance and Ionic+ is exceeding expectations.”

Noble Biomaterials is a registered FDA medical device facility, an essential sole-source technology supplier of medical components to the US military, and a US EPA-registered antimicrobial manufacturer. Its products are EPA, FIFRA, BPR, and CE conforming.

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