NORCROSS - Advanced material specialist Noble Biomaterials has been working with fellow US-based firm PureAir Filtration to develop antimicrobial filtration equipment manufactured with silver technology.
FiberShield, which can be used as an added fabric layer in particulate filters to help fight microbes amid the COVID-19 pandemic, is made of a proprietary blend of nonwoven nanofibres that are impregnated with antimicrobial Ionic+ silver technology.
The antimicrobial fabric can be used in any particulate filter and is said to be the only one on the market to offer such flexibility to filter manufacturers. FiberShield with Ionic+ technology has been tested and proven effective by independent testing laboratories to inactivate over 99% of specific pathogens.
PureAir has also launched a second product in its antimicrobial line called Microbe-sorb, an adsorbent media that utilizes a proprietary blend of compounds to activate, enhance and deliver the strong antimicrobial properties of permanganate, a material commonly used in medical practices since the early 1800s. Independent laboratory tests show Microbe-sorb inactivates over 99% of microbes on contact.
Both products are aimed at mitigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic by focusing on improving air quality through gas, odor and pathogen removal.
Noble Biomaterials, Inc. is a key supplier of antimicrobial and conductivity solutions for soft-surface applications. The company produces advanced material technologies designed for applications in the performance apparel, healthcare, industrial and emerging wearable technology markets.
Its flagship brands include X-Static, Ionic+ and Circuitex.