Wakefield, Mass.-based Agion Technologies Inc. has been issued U.S. Patent 7,754,625 for its
silver-based Agion® antimicrobial odor-control textile treatment for natural and man-made fabrics
and fibers. Agion’s solution, which can be incorporated into a range of products in the consumer,
industrial and healthcare markets, is the first silver-based technology in the industry to exhibit
both long-term color stability and wash fastness; and has been shown to retain its effectiveness
without impacting a fabric’s drape or hand.
“Receiving this patent further validates how firmly we stand behind our textile technologies
— they are unique from other solutions and offer real, tangible benefits to the manufacturers,
retailers and apparel brands that incorporate them into their products,” said Paul Ford, CEO, Agion
Technologies. “Throughout long-term use and multiple washings, Agion’s textile treatments actually
make whites appear more brilliant, which is something that no other company using silver-based
treatments has been able to realize.”
Agion inventors Gene Hendricks, a senior development engineer at the company, and Jeffrey
Trogolo, chief technology officer and one of the company’s founding members, received the patent.
September 21, 2010