PurThread, Burlington Collaborate

Research Triangle Park, N.C.-based PurThread Technologies Inc. has partnered with Greensboro, N.C.-based Burlington Industries to add antimicrobial and anti-odor protection to Burlington’s fabrics. Burlington will use PurThread’s silver-embedded yarns — featuring an EPA registered, non-nano ionic silver salt — to impart antimicrobial and anti-odor properties in its fabrics. The protection is permanent because the silver is embedded into the fiber.

“Following rigorous testing, PurThread’s embedded antimicrobial is found to be extremely effective and durable, and we look forward to introducing PurThread’s benefits in our Burlington® brand fabrics,” said Jeff Peck, president, Burlington.

March/April 2015