a leader in the creation of nanoscale antimicrobial performance additives for
textile, health care, industrial, and consumer products, today announced the
appointment of Chris Haupt to the newly created position of Vice President,
Industrial Business Unit. Mr. Haupt has fourteen years experience in the specialty
chemical industry, most recently as the Industrial Business Director of Inolex
Chemical Company. His professional focus and expertise are in polymer chemistry
and business development for the C.A.S.E and flexible foam markets.
SmartSilver is a global brand of antimicrobial additives engineered to permanently
integrate silver nanoparticles into coatings, elastomers, foams and thermoplastic
applications as well as natural and synthetic fibers and fabrics. The additives
are easily mixed and metered into finished and in-process formulations with
no impact on physical properties or other performance features. SmartSilver
will also not thermally or UV degrade and its antimicrobial protection lasts
the expected life of the end-product. SmartSilver is EPA-approved under FIFRA
for broad applications and Oeko-Tex certified as free of harmful substances.
“With its growing interest in our SmartSilver branded antimicrobial
solution, the industrial sector presents exciting opportunities as well as unique
needs,” states David Woodle, Chairman and CEO, NanoHorizons. “Chris
has hands-on experience as both a chemist and business executive. As a result,
he has a deep understanding of the industrial market from a technical and product
sales perspective. His leadership will be valuable in helping us forge strong
and successful relationships with industrial customers.”
“Given the increased demand for antimicrobial protection within the
specialty chemical industry, I am excited about the broad set of potential application
areas for SmartSilver within the industrial sector,” says Chris Haupt.
“I believe SmartSilver’s proven antimicrobial performance and durability,
and its ease of integration makes it a solid solution for many industrial product
offerings, particularly paints and coatings.”
NanoHorizons Inc. is a leader in the emerging, cutting-edge field of practical
nanotechnology for a broad range of consumer, commercial, and industrial applications.
The company’s nanoscale silver antimicrobial additives are entirely developed
and manufactured in the USA and marketed globally to customers in the apparel,
health care, and coatings and plastics industries under the SmartSilver™
brand (www.smartsilver.com). SmartSilver uniquely offers permanent, safe and
cost-effective bacterial control in a variety of products, including natural
and synthetic fibers and fabrics as well as coatings, foams and polymer applications.
SmartSilver additives are EPA registered and Oeko-Tex® approved. NanoHorizons’
experienced team of scientists, engineers, and operational managers provide
product research, design, development, laboratory testing, manufacture, and
customer technical and sales support. The company is privately held and headquartered
in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania near The Pennsylvania State University.