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SmartSilver partnership

Industry News | March 1, 2008 | By:

NanoHorizons Inc., State College, Penn., and Piedmont Chemical Industries Inc., High Point, N.C., have joined forces to bring SmartSilver™ antimicrobial and moisture-management finishes and additives into a new line of polyester, cotton and nylon products. The strategic alliance between the two companies will bring NanoHorizons’ technology into a water-based compound that will be applied by Piedmont’s standard finishing equipment. SmartSilver doesn’t inhibit the finished fabric’s wicking properties, so Piedmont’s formulations will deliver permanent anti-odor benefits with moisture management.

“We are very pleased to partner with Piedmont,” says Dr. Dan Hayes, director of operations for NanoHorizons. “Their worldwide sales organization will guarantee that the global textile market has full access to these remarkable new products.” Other products incorporating SmartSilver will be developed for Piedmont’s other market segments, such as plastics, coatings and automotive textiles.

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