Standard Fiber and Noble Biomaterials, a leader in antimicrobial solutions for soft surface applications, have formed an exclusive partnership to bring IONIC+ mineral antimicrobial to the home textile market.
IONIC+ is the broadest spectrum of antimicrobial technology that protects against the growth of microbes on soft surface materials. The active ingredient in IONIC+ is silver, which is permanently bound within polymer fibers and will not wash out, according to a news release.
When applied properly, positively charged silver ions are attracted to negatively charged odor-causing bacteria. The ions attracted to the bacteria’s DNA disrupt its respiration, cell division and replication process. IONIC+ antimicrobial technology is EPA registered, BPR compliant and OEKO-TEX Standard 100 Certified.
“Standard Fiber is consistently seeking out innovative performance technologies outside of the home textiles market to develop advanced sleep and home goods products for our customers in anticipation of consumer needs,” said Chad Altbaier, CCO of Standard Fiber, based in Burlingame, California.
The scope of the Standard Fiber and IONIC+ partnership includes mattress textiles, pads, toppers and encasements; basic bedding and towels for consumer and institutional markets; and DTC furniture brands across North America.