Textile Firm PurThread Introduces High-Performance Freshness Yarn Sabiya

DURHAM, N.C. — November 14, 2012 — PurThread Technologies announced today its clinically tested
fiber with antimicrobial properties is now available to manufacturers of products for sports
enthusiasts, industrial workers, and emergency first responders through its partners Beal
Manufacturing and Pharr Yarns. The new brand, called Sabiya® by PurThread Technologies, is a high
performance fiber and yarn that uses proprietary integration technology and fiber formulations that
incorporate elements such as silver, to inhibit the growth of destructive and odor-causing
bacteria, mold, mildew and fungus. The Sabiya product line is available in both fine denier,
high-tenacity nylon and polyester.  It meets the AATCC-100 24-Hour Test, a quantitative
measure of how well the fabric inhibits the growth of odor-causing microorganisms.

“We are thrilled to introduce a next-generation technology to the marketplace,” said Jenifer
Smyth, VP of Consumer, Industrial and Military Applications at PurThread.  “The market is
demanding a product that can work and play as hard as its customers, and with Sabiya by PurThread
Technologies, we aim to meet that need.  Our goal is to continue to drive ground-breaking
science in all our product lines.”

The antimicrobial properties of the Sabiya fabric are integrated at the raw material level,
before it is spun into yarn.  This provides an even distribution of the antimicrobial elements
that does not wash out or wear off.  Additionally, because the compound binds to the fiber at
the raw state, it fights odors while keeping fabric soft and pliable. This fiber technology from
PurThread is in contrast to other antimicrobial textiles on the market which may be superficially
coated treatments that wash off over time, or are coatings on a regular fiber.  Additionally,
Sabiya fibers can be available in a wide range of solution-dyed colors, as well as a light ivory
that can be in turn dyed and printed, making Sabiya available to enter a variety of end-use

“We have enjoyed seeing the Sabiya fiber run so smoothly in our plant and we are looking
forward to bringing this high quality yarn to our discriminating customers,” said Giles Beal of
Beal Manufacturing.

PurThread is partnering with Beal Manufacturing to produce Sabiya yarns for a wide variety of
athletic uses such as shirts, jackets, shorts and socks.  To bring Sabiya yarn to the
industrial and emergency first responder community, PurThread is partnering with Pharr Yarns.

“The Sabiya odor neutralization properties are in high demand with our customers,” said Jim
Sells of Pharr Yarns. “They have tough, often dirty jobs to do and far from regular opportunities
to clean their gear, so we are excited to introduce to them a product that’s as tough and durable
as they are.”

The Sabiya line of products is available for a wide variety of uses, including athletic,
intimate, hunting, and outdoor apparel, and is well suited for a variety of home and hospitality
fabric products.

Posted on November 20, 2012

Source: PurThread Technologies/PRNewswire