Noble Biomaterials, Maker of X-STATIC® and XT2, Certified as bluesign® System Partner

SCRANTON, Pa. – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Noble Biomaterials, Inc., the global leader in bacterial management solutions and manufacturer of X-STATIC® and X-STATIC®XT2 technologies, announces it has achieved bluesign® system partnership after undergoing stringent bluesign® screening. The bluesign® system partnership will assure manufacturers, retailers and consumers that the production of X-STATIC® and XT2 fibers is environmentally friendly and committed to the contemporary sustainable textile requirements set forth by the bluesign® system. The independent bluesign® system follows a unique approach to minimize environmental impact throughout the production process. Instead of testing finished products, the bluesign® system is applied where the production begins. On-site visits of independent experts certify that companies’ production processes meet five necessary requirements: resource productivity, air emission, occupational health and safety, water emission and consumer safety. As bluesign® technologies performs regular audits, system partners regularly report their progress and must meet improvement goals to maintain their status. “Consumers today expect athletic apparel to deliver maximum performance while ensuring they’re made using eco-friendly materials,” said Jeff Keane, CEO, Noble Biomaterials. “Our bluesign® system partner status allows us to work with brands that require anti-odor technologies that are environmentally sustainable.”   About bluesign® technologies ag Swiss-based bluesign® technologies ag was founded in 2000. Since then, the bluesign® system has been adopted by worldwide leading textile manufacturers. Various significant key players of the chemical and machine industry apply the bluesign® system. Well-known brands of the sportswear and fashion industry rely on the extensive knowledge of bluesign® technologies. SGS holds a stake of 80% in bluesign® technologies ag. For more information, visit www.bluesign.com.   About Noble Biomaterials X-STATIC® X-STATIC® is a registered trademark of...

X-STATIC® Antimicrobial Technology and lululemonForm Strategic Alliance Partnership Ensures Premier Odor Control Performance in Athletic Apparel

Noble Biomaterials, Inc.today announced a global strategic alliance with lululemon athletica canada Inc. The partnership gives lululemon exclusivity to use Noble’s X-STATIC®antimicrobial technology in its performance apparel lines. The announcement was made by lululemon on its September 12th earnings call. “An alliance with a top athletic brand like lululemon advances Noble’s mission to be the premier provider of bacterial and odor management solutions,” said Jeff Keane, CEO of Noble Biomaterials. “We share a vision with lululemon to keep both people and products performing at their best, making it a winning partnership for each company.” Noble has been a long standing partner of lululemon, providing its X-STATIC® technology for the company’s Silverescent® fabric since 2005.Made with 99.9% pure metallic silver, X-STATIC® is designed to provide permanent odor protection by naturally inhibiting the growth of bacteria on the surface of fabrics. The X-STATIC® fiber is woven directly into the garment and will not wash out over time through laundering. For more information visit www.x-staticperformance.com. “lululemon has worked with Noble for nearly a decade to differentiate our products and we welcome the opportunity to solidify this partnership,” said Christine Day, CEO of lululemon. “This unique opportunity allows us to continue to innovate our technical product with X-STATIC®, which has helped lululemon set the industry standard by using the most powerful silver fabric technology to create our Silverescent fabrics, and secure our leadership position in the “anti-stink” athletic apparel market.” X-STATIC®is a proprietary silver-based antimicrobial solution and the active ingredient in both FDA and CE-approved products used in the healthcaremarketplace. It has been proven effective by US Special Forces, NASA Astronauts and Olympic athletes,...

X-STATIC® Sponsors Infection Control Today Report on Contamination of Soft Surfaces and Antimicrobial Textile Solutions

X-STATIC®antimicrobial technology recently sponsored a report from Infection Control Today titled, “Soft Surface Contamination in the Patient-Care Environment and Antimicrobial Textiles.”  The report discusses how healthcare laundered fabrics such as privacy curtains, uniforms and lab costs play an important role in the transmission of bacteria in the patient environment. It presents robust clinical data confirming these surfaces harbor pathogenic bacteria and these bacteria can be transmitted to healthcare worker hands. Because of the infrequent laundering practices (see our blog post on uniform laundering habits) these surfaces post a potential risk in contributing to the spread of infection. In light of this, author Kelly Pyrek states “the use of antimicrobial textiles could be one more useful tool in the arsenal against HAIs.” Kelly Reynolds, MSPH, PhD, associate professor in the CommunityEnvironment and Policy Division at the Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona is also quoted in the report saying,“While their risk impact has not been quantitatively evaluated, I believe they [textiles] are as important in infection control as any other surfaces vulnerable to contamination.” The clinical evidence and expert opinions confirm that fabrics in healthcare should be incorporated into an overall infection prevention program. X-STATIC® technology provides permanent and continuous antimicrobial protection on the surface of the fabrics that surround you and your patients. To learn more, download the report and our other educational resources on Infection Control Today...