maker of innovative performance hand wear for military service personnel, relies
on SmartSilver antimicrobial protection to keep its popular Cold Weather Flyer
(CWF) gloves comfortable and odor free. Made in America, these fire resistant
and waterproof combat gloves are designed for inside and outside use. SmartSilver
antimicrobial prevents the odor build up and material degradation that can occur
when fabrics are exposed to perspiration and moisture.
"Our CWF combat gloves provide a unique combination of protective and
dexterity benefits not previously available in military gloves," says
Frank Masley, the company's founder and designer. "The CWF gloves
offer breathability, waterproofness and flame resistance yet are pliable so
that soldiers can easily operate their weapons and equipment. The non-melt antimicrobial
SmartSilver fabric interior prohibits the growth of bacteria that can make the
gloves smell- a complaint many soldiers have about other gloves."
The SmartSilver fabric lining is manufactured by Cari Fabrics in Greensboro,
NC. "We selected SmartSilver to provide unsurpassed antimicrobial protection
for the CWF glove fabric lining," says Joe Carrigan, president of Cari
Fabrics. "SmartSilver bonds permanently and won't wash out or wear
off so we know our fabric can stand up to the stress and hardships our soldiers
face in the field." SmartSilver's unique antimicrobial nanotechnology
works at the microscopic level and doesn't compromise the lining's
softness or interfere with other performance additives.
Masley's CWF gloves were first tested by troops in Afghanistan and have
quickly become a popular product with soldiers there. As a result, Masley increased
its supply of the glove to the military by 50% during 2009 and will increase
supply again in 2010. Both Masley and NanoHorizons,
the maker of SmartSilver antimicrobial additives, recently moved to larger facilities
manufacturing capacity to keep up with increasing demand. "Our CWF gloves
clearly provide performance benefits that soldiers value," says Masley.
"We are proud that our products are helping our military personnel fulfill
their missions more confidently and comfortably."
NanoHorizons will attend The SHOT Show in Las Vegas (Jan. 19-20) and The Outdoor
Retailer Winter Market in Salt Lake City (Jan. 21-23). Contact [email protected]
for appointments and visit www.SmartSilver.com for information about SmartSilver
Certified Antimicrobial Performance.
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 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.