Leading Fiber Powerhouses Collaborate to Develop Range of Sustainable, Anti-Odor Fabrics
Scranton, PA - July 17, 2017
Noble Biomaterials, Inc., a global leader in odor elimination and smart fabric technology solutions, has partnered with the Lenzing Group, a world leader in the manufacture of botanic cellulose fibers, to introduce a range of new high-performance textiles made with Noble’s silver-based anti-odor technology.
The co-operation will offer activewear brands a more natural textile alternative to polyester often used in technical knits. Lenzing’s sustainable fibers, powered by the anti-odor benefits of Noble’s silver-based technology, provide an optimum textile blend for active-lifestyle applications that can be washed less frequently and maintain freshness.
“Lenzing and Noble share a rich history in fiber and textile development, and a deep commitment to sustainability,” said Joel Furey, Founder and CCO, Noble Biomaterials. “We also share a vison of consistently innovating new textiles and technologies that improve people’s lives every day.”
Noble has a heritage of developing specialized yarns, advanced materials and cutting-edge technologies for consumer, healthcare and military applications. The company continues to blend its legacy textile knowledge with progressive scientific techniques and manufacturing practices. Its XT2® technology use the properties of silver to provide long-lasting odor protection. Unlike topical finishes or treatments, the silver is inherent and permanent to the yarn and will not wash out or wear off - lasting the life of the product.
Noble’s commitment to sustainability is firmly grounded in its core values and is reflected in its technologies, facilities, and operations. The company engages in numerous sustainability initiatives, including recovery and recycling of silver, addressing sourcing, production, and product end of-life. In addition to its commitment to the bluesign® system, Noble’s products are OekoTex® certified.
Lenzing will introduce a new collaborative fabric collection with Noble anti-odor technology at Texworld, July 17-19 at the Javits Center in New York City. At the trade show, Noble will participate in a Lenzing-hosted seminar series called Performance & Preferred Fibers on Wednesday, July 19th at 1:00pm. Additionally, representatives from Lenzing and Noble will be attending the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, July 26-29 in Salt Lake City to present their latest textiles and technologies.
About Noble Biomaterials, Inc.
Noble Biomaterials, Inc. is a global leader in antimicrobial and conductivity solutions for soft surface applications. The company produces advanced material technologies designed for mission critical applications in the performance apparel, healthcare, industrial, and emerging wearable technology markets. Its flagship brands, X-STATIC®, XT2® and CIRCUITEX™ are used by hundreds of world-class licensees to provide odor elimination, infection prevention/management, biometric monitoring and conductive protection benefits. Its headquarters and manufacturing facilities are located in Scranton, PA, with offices in Europe, Asia and South America. www.noblebiomaterials.com