BELLEFONTE, PA - The Small Business Commerce Association of San Francisco has awarded NanoHorizons Inc., a creator of nanoscale antimicrobial performance additives, the 2009 Best of Business Award in the Chemical Additives category.
The SBCA 2009 Award program recognizes the top five percent of small businesses throughout the country. Using statistical research and consumer feedback, the SBCA identifies companies that it believes have demonstrated what makes small businesses a vital part of the American economy. The selection committee chooses the award winners from nominees based off statistical research and also information taken from monthly surveys administered by the SBCA, a review of consumer rankings, and other consumer reports.
NanoHorizons is the maker of SmartSilver™ antimicrobial additives for textiles, health care and industrial applications. Developed and produced entirely in the United States, SmartSilver additives are EPA registered and Oeko-Tex® approved. The company recently consolidated its operations into a larger facility in Bellefonte, PA, to accommodate its growing business.
SmartSilver offers safe, permanent and cost-effective bacterial control in a variety of products. They include natural and synthetic fibers and fabrics as well as coatings, foams and polymer applications.
Coatings, paints and plastics enhanced with SmartSilver antimicrobial silver nanotechnology are protected against a wide range of molds, fungi and bacteria, which makes it a highly efficient industrial antimicrobial. SmartSilver’s flexible, proprietary formulas allow antimicrobial silver to be incorporated into aqueous and polar organic solvent-based coatings, powder coatings and injection-molded plastics. SmartSilver additives do not impact the mechanical or flame-resistant properties of plastics or coatings and are stable against UV light and high temperatures. Additional information about SmartSilver can be found at