Noble Biomaterials, the maker of antimicrobial and conductivity solutions for soft surface applications, launched Ionic+ Prism in collaboration with e.dye at the Functional Fabric Fair.

Ionic+ Prism combines Noble’s Ionic+ permanent antimicrobial technology with e.dye Waterless Color System dyeing technique creates a sustainable fabric dye process that “reduces manufacturing water consumption by 85 percent.” This process “permanently embeds color and silver ions within the filament yarn, enabling durable and colorful antimicrobial technology to be part of the finished article.” Ionic+ Prism comes in 74 colors and can “improve long-term product aesthetics while fighting microbes on soft surfaces.”

“We’re excited to expand our Ionic+ portfolio of antimicrobial fabric solutions with the launch of Ionic+ Prism,” said Allon Cohne, chief marketing officer at Noble Biomaterials. “The Functional Fabric Fair is the perfect place to launch this product because the forum integrates sourcing and material developers. We’re looking forward to showcasing our partnership with e.dye and our continued work in building sustainable fabrics designed for a longer life cycle.”

Noble’s Ionic+ permanent antimicrobial technology is a portfolio of yarn-based materials that use silver ions to remove bacteria and microbes from textiles. “Ionic+ uses positively charged silver ions to fend off negatively changed bacteria. The technology does not wash out, making it ideal for athletic wear, home and bedding products.”

E.dye dyeing solution “brings colors to polyester textiles while reducing water consumption, pollution and harmful chemicals. Colors are embedded into the yarn, which lessens harmful chemicals by 90 percent and produces 12 percent fewer CO2 emissions than traditional fabric dyeing methods.”

The goal of Ionic+ Prism is “to reduce the use of resources at both the manufacturing and consumer level while extending the lifespan of products.” The ionic+ Prism product line will display at the Noble Biomaterials Booth #314 at the Functional Fabric Fair in Portland, OR, April 4-5.

Noble is the “first in EPA-registered silver-based textiles, advances in the use of silver metalized yarns and fibers in wound care, to the first silver antimicrobial textile on the International Space Station. Noble’s antimicrobial products are found on elite athletes, in healthcare and medical supplies and military applications.”