Ionic+ Durable is a silver-based fabric finish that Noble said is an effective, expedient way to deliver antimicrobial benefits. It is applied at the finishing stage, allowing for maximum design freedom and production flexibility.
While the application has achieved a 50x wash durability rating, the self-cleaning, odor-eliminating ionized silver will ensure fewer washes to help conserve water, energy and natural resources, as well as reduce fabric degradation over time, the company said.
Noble noted that its history of innovation–from the first EPA-approved silver antimicrobial and the first silver technology in an FDA-approved medical device to the first antimicrobial on the International Space Station–showcases its commitment to pushing the barriers of material science with its proprietary silver-coating technology.
With the addition of the new Ionic+ topical treatment to an already robust portfolio, the company said the new offering is the capstone that allows it to offer the most advanced antimicrobial system on the planet 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. We want to ensure that our partners have access to the highest performing and broadest array of antimicrobial solutions,” Joel Furey, Noble Biomaterials co-founder and chief commercial officer, said. “Noble…is a key technology supplier to leading healthcare, consumer, aerospace and defense 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.”
Noble Biomaterials is a registered Food & Drug Administration medical device facility, an essential sole-source technology supplier of medical components to the U.S. military and a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency–registered antimicrobial manufacturer.