a leader in the creation of nanoscale performance additives for textile, health
care, and industrial applications, will extend its global antimicrobial business
to Turkey through Uniteks of Istanbul, who will act as the SmartSilver distributor
to the Turkish market.
SmartSilver is an international brand of antimicrobial additives that are engineered
using a patented process to integrate silver nanoparticles at the molecular
level into a variety of textile, healthcare, and industrial products. Uniteks
will focus its SmartSilver textile sales efforts in the apparel, carpet, and
home furnishings sectors. Uniteks is a leader in the sale of textile auxiliaries
and dye stuffs to the Turkish domestic market and, as such, has an exceptional
client base from which to introduce SmartSilver™ technology to Turkey’s
SmartSilver’s nanotechnology provides permanent, safe, and cost effective
protection against bacteria associated with odors and material degradation.
Available in a variety of production-ready formulations for natural and synthetic
fibers and fabrics, SmartSilver won’t compromise the performance of other
additives nor will it affect the textile’s aesthetic qualities. SmartSilver
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 US EPA registered.
“Through our strategic alliance with Uniteks, we will continue SmartSilver’s
international growth into a critical textile market,” says Timothy Skedzuhn,
VP Textile Business Unit, NanoHorizons. “Uniteks is a well respected,
highly successful textile company and is committed to establishing SmartSilver
as the antimicrobial technology of choice in Turkey.”
“SmartSilver is the best performing and most cost effective antimicrobial
product available today,” says Tarik Sokmen of Uniteks. “We are
excited to make SmartSilver available to the Turkish marketplace, especially
to the apparel, carpet and home furnishing markets where antimicrobial performance
is a highly valued benefit.”
Uniteks has established a new SmartSilver business unit and will begin marketing
SmartSilver in Turkey immediately.