Active Sports Fabrics,
specializes in building high performance fabrics for the Outdoor and Active
Sports apparel markets, has chosen SmartSilver™ antimicrobial additives,
developed and produced by NanoHorizons
Inc., to further enhance its Eclipse™ Base Layer performance fabrics.
SmartSilver provides outstanding anti-odor benefits and material degradation
protection without inhibiting the fabrics' other performance features.
“Outdoor and Action Sports consumers truly value effective anti-odor
performance in their apparel,” says Adam Clark of ASF Group in the US.
“SmartSilver provides antimicrobial protection that really works plus
it won’t wash out or wear off for the expected life of the garment. Another
significant advantage is that SmartSilver’s proprietary nanotechnology
won’t interfere with Eclipse’s other functional benefits such as
wicking and breathability.”
“We are pleased that ASF has selected our SmartSilver antimicrobial
additives for their Eclipse Base Layer fabric line,” says Dr. James Delattre,
VP Global Marketing at NanoHorizons Inc. “Eclipse Base Layer showcases
SmartSilver’s key benefits: easy integration into the manufacturing process,
unmatched antimicrobial protection, complete compatibility with other performance
additives and finishes, and imperceptible impact on the finished fabric’s
softness and comfort features.”
SmartSilver additives are EPA registered. Plus, they are approved by the International
Oeko-Tex® Association indicating that they are free from harmful levels
of more than 100 substances believed to be hazardous to human health.
“SmartSilver’s third-party, independent environmental and human
ecology certifications are important to us as well as to the outdoor enthusiasts
who wear the fabrics we create,” continues Clark.
ASF’s Eclipse Base Layer fabrics will be marketed to makers of Outdoor
and Active Sports apparel with special emphasis on the athletic and hunting
markets where effective odor control is essential. For more information on SmartSilver,
go to www.SmartSilver.com. For more about ASF Group, visit www.ASFgroup.com.
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, marketed globally
to customers in the apparel, health care, and coatings and plastics industries
under the SmartSilver™ brand (www.smartsilver.com), uniquely offer 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 Penn State University’s Innovation Park in State