BELLEFONTE, PA - NanoHorizons Inc., a technology company focused on the development of nanoscale antimicrobial additives for healthcare, textile and industrial applications, announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent 8,183,167 B1 covering an antimicrobial and antifungal textile substrate with exceptional wash durability and efficacy. Based on proprietary manufacturing using nanoparticles such as silver, this patented technology is applicable to fabric and fiber products across a broad spectrum of industries where long-lasting, high-performance antimicrobial protection is required.
James Delattre, Vice President, NanoHorizons, commented, "This patent is not only another important addition to NanoHorizons' growing intellectual property portfolio, but it also provides the marketplace with a solution for high-level wash durability and performance efficacy that has thus far eluded current antimicrobial technologies. Although the patent is specific to synthetic polymer fabrics and fibers, our antimicrobial additives can also be readily integrated into natural fibers and fabrics, coatings, foams, and polymers to control the growth of bacteria, fungus and mold in devices, textiles and touch surfaces."
NanoHorizons Inc., Bellefonte, PA, is a technology company in the emerging field of practical nanotechnology for a broad range of healthcare, commercial and industrial applications. The company's nanoscale silver antimicrobial additives are entirely developed and manufactured in the United States and marketed globally to customers in the apparel, healthcare, and coatings and plastics industries under the SmartSilver(R) brand.