HEALTHCARE FABRICS POWERED BY X-STATIC®
X-STATIC® fabrics promote a safer healthcare environment by permanently inhibiting the growth of bacteria and fungi on fabrics.
Wash after wash, X-STATIC® fabrics maintain their premier performance for the life of the product.
With more than 70% of people saying they were not able to wash out the odor from their performance shirt, it is an understatement to say that odor control is a massive unmet consumer need. It should also not be surprising that people want their clothing not to stink throughout the day. People are demanding better performance from their apparel – more than 45% of people who work out wear the same shirt three or more times before washing. More than half of people feel that preventing odor is very important because it impacts their lifestyle and the way they want to use their apparel products*.
Noble Biomaterials has spent the last 150 years innovating to meet the needs of the market and recognized the potential benefits of X-STATIC® for athletic and performance apparel. Its innovations in this area have been chosen by some of the most-recognized and forward-thinking brands in the world.
X-STATIC® is Proven to Extremes™ and worn by elite athletes and military organizations. It meets and surpasses the rigors of multiple day wears between washes. XT2® allows people to Play More. Stink Less™ with its all day, every day odor elimination capability.
Both X-STATIC® and XT2® technologies provide permanent anti-odor capabilities by inhibiting the growth of bacteria and fungi on fabrics that can cause odor. Noble has tested garments made with X-STATIC® and XT2® under rigorous conditions and has observed proven performance over the life of the garment.
Soft Surface Protection
Imagine a certified nurse assistant who helps her favorite patient with their basin bath. While cleaning up, she slightly tipped the basin of dirty water and spilled some on the front of her uniform. She wiped it off as well as she could and continued her long and busy day of direct patient care activities. She nonchalantly touched her hands to the uniform and at least one time touched the uniform and then grabbed tape out of her pocket to seal up a wound dressing.
It’s not hard to imagine how this kind of scenario could happen frequently. Soft surfaces are touched thousands of times per day in the hospital environment. Noble’s X-STATIC® technology is widely used by medical device, pharmaceutical and healthcare apparel would seem to imply scrubs etc that are limited to odor protection. The reference to protection and bacteria might be looked at as too close to an implied PHC though there is some room for interpretation as we do sell healthcare apparel in the US (medical t-shirts) and in the EU that are used for more than woundcare.
Products powered by X-STATIC® inhibit the growth of bacteria on the surface of their fabrics. Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs), are the fourth leading cause of death in the US and a primary global public health issue. We support the belief that cleaner hospitals are safer hospitals, protecting soft surfaces should be considered equally as important as hard surfaces. Our brand partners are making great strides in providing solutions.
Manufacturers of healthcare apparel and textiles incorporate X-STATIC® into soft surfaces such as scrubs, privacy curtains, lab coats, patient apparel and bed linens to inhibit the growth of bacteria on its surface. These fabrics surround healthcare staff, patients and families when in the hospital environment so it has become an important part of the discussion.
Wound Care and Orthopedic
Manufacturers of advanced wound care products incorporate X-STATIC® Antimicrobial Technology into various medical devices including; advanced wound care treatments, dressings, medical socks and orthopedic soft goods. The flexibility, comfort, and proven performance of the technology clearly differentiates it in the marketplace. Noble Biomaterials, Inc. holds a number of FDA 510(k) clearances for its own line of advanced wound and burn care products, marketed under the SilverSeal® brand and its customers have multiple FDA cleared products on the market today.
Noble Biomaterials designs, develops and licenses the use of X-STATIC® to some of the most recognized healthcare companies in the world, including KCI and Systagenix (both Acelity companies), Argentum Medical, Alliqua Biomedical, Ansell Healthcare, Arc-Com and Toray Textiles Europe.