Companies will work to provide embedded antimicrobial protection to fabrics.
PurThread Technologies Inc., maker of next-generation antimicrobial fibers and yarns, has partnered with Burlington Industries to provide antimicrobial and anti-odor protection to the health care, industrial and apparel markets. Burlington provides textile solutions for technical fabrics and performance and specialty apparel fabrics.
The foundation of this partnership is PurThread’s silver-embedded yarn, which was recently shown in a study by the University of Arizona to kill 99.99 percent of salmonella and other dangerous bacteria on its surface within two hours of contact. The silver, a safe, non-nano ionic silver salt, is EPA registered, and will power Burlington products made with PurThread’s antimicrobial and anti-odor protection.