FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is X-STATIC®?
X-STATIC® is made by permanently bonding 99.9% pure metallic silver to the surface of a fiber. It is not a nanotechnology or a complex chemical formula, just silver. By inhibiting growth of bacteria and fungi on the surface of fabrics, X-STATIC® keeps apparel smelling fresher for longer, even after multiple wear cycles between washings. Products powered by X-STATIC® feature a 100% coverage area of silver on the fiber to maximize performance, but remain soft, flexible and comfortable. X-STATIC® is registered as an antimicrobial with the US EPA, is OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 Certified and used in dozens of FDA approved products.
How does X-STATIC® work?
While sweat is virtually odorless, bacteria on the body consumes the sweat and produces the odor. The sweat combined with air causes the silver in X-STATIC® to oxidize. This process releases positively charged silver ions, which are attracted to the negatively charged bacteria. Then, the positively charged silver ions enter the cell membrane attacking the bacteria’s DNA, drastically inhibiting the bacteria from mutating and reproducing on the fabric.
What is Noble Biomaterials?
Noble Biomaterials, Inc. is a global leader in antimicrobial and conductivity solutions for soft surface applications. Noble produces silver-based advanced material technologies designed for mission critical applications in the healthcare, performance apparel, industrial and emerging wearable technology markets.
What places Noble Biomaterials ahead of other textile technology companies?
We have an intense focus on the consumer and a goal of surpassing expectations. We make technologies that help people achieve their potential in the areas of biometric monitoring, including wearables and smart garments, odor management and infection prevention.
What technologies are produced by Noble Biomaterials?
X-STATIC® – eliminates human based odor for the life of the garment and inhibits and prevents bacteria that cause infection and prevent healing. XT2® – crushes odor for the life of the garment. CIRCUITEX™ – enables electronics integration and protection in the products people wear and the way they already wear them.
Why trust in products powered by Noble Biomaterials technology?
Noble Biomaterials’ technology is validated not only in the lab, but has been proven for effectiveness in real life situations. Human-based feedback is the ultimate test, and Noble Biomaterials’ products have been Proven to Extremes by:
- Military – U.S. Armed Forces
- Healthcare – Ethicon, Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson
- Performance Apparel – lululemon athletica, inc.
- Conductivity – Adidas and Garmin
How will partnering with Noble Biomaterials strengthen your brand?
Noble has created a commercial approach that is steeped in best practice process, yet that encourages the flexibility to address opportunities with an entrepreneurial mindset. The approach blends marketing, sales and commercialization functions into a comprehensive end-user- and customer-focused process that is based on solving core benefits.
- They are focused on the relentless pursuit of satisfying brand promises at the point of consumer use and realize the integrity behind using consumer behaviors to validate designs and applications.
- Customers and consumers are looking for products to solve their needs. Including Noble’s technology as a component of your product will open up untapped market opportunity and help differentiate your offering.
Are Noble Biomaterials’ technologies safe for the environment?
Yes. Noble Biomaterials’ environmental awareness and related commitment to pursuing sustainable paths for our technologies, facilities, and operations is grounded firmly in our core values. We have embraced fundamental aspects of environmental sustainability and have worked hard to ensure we meet and exceed the requirements of environmental and regulatory agencies.
- bluesign® System Partner
- FDA Cleared
- CE Marking
- OKEO-TEX® Certification