Ionic+® OLD

Ionic+ Technology

Our Ionic+® technology uses natural antimicrobial science to fight microbes on soft surfaces. Noble Biomaterials offers three levels treatment in our portfolio of products, from consumer to healthcare to wound care.

How Ionic+ Works

The primary mechanism of action behind Ionic+ technology is the release of silver ions from the yarn, fiber, fabric, or foam. When you incorporate Ionic+ technology into products, ion release in the presence of moisture (such as moisture vapor naturally emitted by the skin) combats negatively charged ions. This ionic action helps inhibit and eliminate microbes on the surface of the product, protecting it from microbial impacts.

Silver ions permanently extruded into the fiber or filament
Silver ions permanently extruded into the fiber or filament

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In the metalized form of our Ionic+ products, 99.9% pure silver is permanently bonded to the surface of fiber, filament, fabric, or foam.

In the extruded form of our Ionic+ products, charged silver ions are permanently embedded into the fiber or filament.

In the topical form of Ionic+, positively charged silver ions are added to the fabric at the finishing stage.

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Ionic+ Antimicrobial Advantage™ for Consumer Goods

How Do Microbes Get On Clothing AND OTHER SOFT SURFACES?

Clothing, sheets and towels are in close contact with the microorganisms of the skin and those of the environment. This creates a warm and often moist environment next to the skin, which leads to the growth of bacteria. These microorganisms can lead to unpleasant odors, staining, fabric deterioration, and even physical irritation.

Benefits Of Ionic+ Antimicrobial Advantage™

  • The world is full of microbes; preventing your clothing, footwear, bedding and towels from breeding them makes good sense.
  • Less odor means more confidence. Humans can distinguish at least 1 trillion different odors. When your clothes don’t stink, you’re not self-conscious.
  • Everyone has their own unique scent signature that is used to communicate information between humans. When your garments are bacteria free, odor on clothing does not overpower your own scent signature.
  • Less bacteria and odor on clothing means less washing. You can get multiple wearings out of your garments with Ionic+ technology, saving resources and time.
  • When you do wash, you can use lower temperatures because the fabric is maintaining microbial cleanliness.
  • Ionic+ fiber and filament have received Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 accreditation, which certifies that it supports human ecology through biocompatibility and the absence of harmful substances in the manufacturing process.
  • Made with ions that can be found in water, land, and sea. Noble NEVER uses nano technology.

Where Can Ionic+ Products Be Used?

The Ionic+ Antimicrobial Advantage™ can be used everywhere—footwear, athletic clothing, sportswear, tailored clothing, denim, accessories, bedding, towels. There’s no limit!

Fabric Hygiene: What’s Living On Your Clothing

In a study called Microbial Odor Profile of Polyester and Cotton Clothes after a Fitness Session, researchers investigated the microbial growth and odor development in cotton and synthetic clothing fabrics on T-shirts collected from 26 healthy individuals after an intensive bicycle spinning session.

The figure at right represents 31 unique species found on the T-shirts. The isolates were classified into three bacterial phyla: Firmicutes, Antibacterial, and Proteobacteria.

As you can see, moisture and sweat create a perfect environment on clothing for microorganisms to flourish and generate the waste that creates odors, stains, and fabric deterioration. Ionic+ technology resists microorganism growth on the product.

What Causes Odor?

It begins with sweat. Humans produce two kinds: eccrine and apocrine. Eccrine sweat is the watery, salty, and generally neutral smelling sweat that you secrete it all over your body. Even when you are not working out, your body is still emitting moisture vapor. Apocrine sweat comes from glands and is a thick, oily fluid made up of fatty compounds. Like eccrine sweat, apocrine sweat doesn’t stink on its own either.

Your microbiome, which is made up of the microbes that live on your skin, love to eat the fatty, oily compounds in endocrine sweat. It’s actually the molecular waste from these microbes eating the sweat that leaves odor and stain.

Ionic+ treated products are self-cleaning of microbes. When clothing or footwear is inhospitable to microbes, the clothing won’t carry the smells associated with those odor-causing bacteria.

Ionic+ Antimicrobial Advantage™ in Healthcare Fabrics

(Previously branded X-STATIC®)

Heathcare + Medical Fabric Disclaimer

Products empowered by Ionic+ technology inhibit the growth of microbes—even drug-resistant bacteria and viruses—on the surface of fabrics. We believe that cleaner hospitals are safer hospitals and that protecting soft surfaces is equally as important as hard surfaces. Our brand partners are making great strides in providing solutions.

Even before coronavirus changed the face of healthcare, Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) were widely acknowledged as one of the world’s leading healthcare challenges. Despite the measures taken and improvements made to manage the issue, the current costs associated with H AIs—both human and financial—are staggering. Annually, they kill more people than influenza and pneumonia, car accidents, and breast cancer. These infections can lead to significant morbidity and mortality, with tens of thousands of lives lost each year. Additionally, H AIs are estimated to cost billions of dollars annually.

Ionic+ Antimicrobial Advantage ™ Offers a Permanent and Continuous Solution
Ionic+ treated products is used in the healthcare market to provide clinical-quality antimicrobial performance. Manufacturers of advanced wound care products incorporate Ionic+ technology into various medical devices including advanced wound care treatments, dressings, medical socks, and orthopedic soft goods. To protect fabrics surrounding patients and staff in a healthcare environment and prevent the growth and cross-contamination of bacteria on the surface of fabrics, manufacturers of healthcare apparel and textiles incorporate Ionic+ technology into soft surfaces like privacy curtains, scrubs, lab coats, patient apparel, and bedding.

Benefits of Ionic+ Antimicrobial Advantage™for Infection Prevention Textiles

  • No Behavior Modification by Staff or Patients Required
    As the mechanism of action is inherent in the fabric, it is self-cleaning of microbes.
  • Permanent Protection
    Not a chemical finish, Ionic+ metalized and extruded treatment lasts the life of the product (more than 200 laundering).
  • Antimicrobial Testing to The Industry’s Most Stringent Standards.
    Minimum 3-log reduction in 1 hour for certification. Noble tests and certifies 100% of the end-use applications for its technologies.
  • Clinically Proven
    Clinical studies, performed in hospitals on soft surfaces, showed successful reduction of pathogens on fabric in 1 hour.
  • Tested and Safe
    99% pure silver. Millions of EPA and FDA approved products powered by Ionic+ are on the market today.
  • Odor Protection
    Ionic+ technology naturally eliminates odor, keeping apparel smelling fresher for comfort and confidence during long shifts.

Survival of Pathogens on Fabric

Bacteria have been shown to live on cotton and polyester fabrics for weeks, and even months. Laundering alone is not effective enough, as there is no residual protection against further contamination. Instead, soft surface protection must be addressed and recognized as part of a more complete infection protection protocol.


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Ionic+ Antimicrobial Advantage™ in Wound Care

(Previously branded X-STATIC®)

Heathcare + Medical Fabric Disclaimer

In advanced wound care applications, silver can help prepare the wound for closure by managing the microbial contamination at the surface. Ionic+ for Infection Management & Healing is a proprietary silver-based antimicrobial technology used for mission-critical healthcare applications, including advanced wound care.

Noble Biomaterials currently holds multiple 510(k) FDA approvals for advanced wound/burn care dressings. They are versatile, can be cut to size, sterile and non-adherent. They provide a sustained release of silver cations for broad spectrum coverage and high versatility, which allows dressings to be used for indicated wound applications such as partial thickness burns, incisions, skin grafts, donor sites, lacerations, abrasions, and Stage I-IV dermal ulcers (vascular, venous, pressure and diabetic).

Benefits of Ionic+ Antimircobial Advantage™ for Infection Management & Healing

  • Continuous. sustained release of silver cations for broad spectrum antimicrobial protection.
  • Demonstration or rapid bactericidal activity against a broad range of pathogens in pharmacotherapy in “Vitro” model.
  • No soaking or shedding of elemental silver.
  • High versatility, allowing dressings to be used for all wound applications.
  • No staining of patient wound bed or clinician.
  • Smoother skin application and greater patient comfort