NanoHorizons Inc., a provider of nanoscale performance additives for textile, health care and industrial applications, has announced that
U-Long is a fabric supplier to many major outdoor performance apparel brands in the United States, Europe and Asia, with fabrics used in outerwear, performance wear, and equipment as well as in lining materials for footwear and bags.
U-Long High-Tech Textile has chosen its SmartSilver antimicrobial for its performance textiles.
Widetech Ltd., a SmartSilver distributor in Taiwan, will provide the SmartSilver additive to U-Long's production facilities. Sunny Lin, sales manager of U-Long, says the technology will enhance its line of high-performance woven fabrics, adding value for its customers and performance for the end user.
SmartSilver antimicrobial additives are available in a range of integration-ready formulations for both natural and synthetic fibers and fabrics. SmartSilver provides protection against bacteria and the odors and material degradation these microbes can cause; according to the company its antimicrobial additives are approved by Oeko-Tex as free from harmful levels of more than 100 substances believed to be hazardous to human health. The additives are also registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
for more information: www.SmartSilver.com; www.U-Long.com