VIRGINIA BEACH, Va./RALEIGH, N.C. — December 10, 2020 — The Sweet Living Group LLC (SLG), a provider of zinc oxide (ZnO) and nanoparticle zinc oxide technology for the textile and laundry detergent industries, and EverCare, a provider of hih-quality zinc oxides and raw material innovation, announce an exclusive partnership to distribute ZnO to the textile industry and SLG customers around the globe.
The SLG’s extensive intellectual property enhances textiles by: controlling odor, providing antimicrobial/mold and mildew-resistance, incorporating ultraviolet protection, increasing resistance to degradation, and enhancing flame resistance. SLG is a leader in innovation for the textile industry with 14 issued U.S. patents, five pending patent applications, and two trademarks encompassing ZnO and nano-ZnO for textiles.
EverCare is focused on innovation, supply and expertise of high-quality ultrafine zinc oxides for personal care and industrial applications, such as coatings, textiles, plastics and is bringing these innovations and high-quality products on the market under the Zano® and Tenray® brand names. The company is head quartered in Raleigh, N.C., and has production facilities and offices in The Netherlands and Belgium. Evercare is a division of EverZinc group, committed to creating products that matter and a provider of specialty zinc materials including fine zinc powders, zinc oxides, battery zinc powders.
SLG’s intellectual property scope of coverage allows its patents to be applied in both the textile and laundry detergent industries including industrial and commercial applications. The licensing program is administered for SLG by Blackhawk Technologies, which is one of the world’s most experienced intellectual property, licensing/patent companies.
“We recently commercialized our technology for the textile industry and are slated for global distribution,” said Ron Kramer, SLG Partner/COO. “We have a streamlined supply chain. EverCare produces the highest quality zinc oxides and we are working with our innovation production partner, Low Impact Technologies, to supply masterbatch fiber for global consumers. Low Impact Technologies is known for developing the most advance yarns, fabrics and garments available in the textile industries,” said Mr. Kramer.
“Our new partnership with The Sweet Living Group allows us to deliver EverCare’s innovations, technologies and key learnings from other industries to textile applications”, said Jeroen van den Bosch, EverCare’s managing director. “Together our two companies will be able to provide synergies to not only offer better technologies, but make it available quicker globally.”
“This partnership is a clear example of the strategic focus that is being applied in EverCare’s development of ultrafine zinc oxides for industrial application areas, which is one of the main reasons for the creation of EverCare in 2019”, said Vincent Dujardin, CEO of EverZinc.”
The zinc oxide technology of The Sweet Living Group, combined with Evercare’s Tenray zinc oxides will be commercialized under the EcoZinc® brand, providing protection for people, textiles and the environment.
Posted December 15, 2020
Source: The Sweet Living Group/EverCare