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Ionic+ Durable for long-lasting protection

Effect is proven to last for over 50 washes, but ensures garments need less washing in the first place.

6th April 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Scranton, PA, USA


Noble Biomaterials, based in Scranton, Philadelphia, is launching Ionic+ Durable as a new silver-based fabric finish that is an effective way to deliver antimicrobial benefits.

It is applied at the finishing stage, allowing for maximum design freedom and production flexibility and meets or exceeds state-of-market performance. While the application has achieved a 50 times wash durability rating, the self-cleaning, odour-eliminating ionized silver will ensure fewer washes to help conserve water, energy, and natural resources, as well as reduce fabric degradation over time.

Noble was the first company to gain an EPA-approved silver antimicrobial, the first to use silver technology in an FDA-approved medical device and the first to supply an antimicrobial to be used on the International Space Station, demonstrating a commitment to pushing the barriers of material science with proprietary silver-coating technology.

With the addition of the new Ionic+ topical treatment to an already robust portfolio, this new offering allows Noble to offer the most advanced antimicrobial systems for clothing, footwear, luggage, bedding, medical wound care products, and more.

“The addition of Ionic+ Durable to our technology portfolio is the result of years of innovation and research into the benefits of ionic silver,” says Joel Furey, Noble Biomaterials co-founder and chief commercial officer. “We want to ensure that our partners have access to the highest performing and broadest array of antimicrobial solutions. Noble pioneered the use of silver in textiles and is a key technology supplier to leading healthcare, consumer, aerospace, and defence companies around the world. With the addition of Ionic+ Durable, we are excited to continue our mission by powering products that protect, save, heal, and improve lives.”

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