Omniflex LLC has added Natural Elements™ odor-control technology to its line of
Transport® waterproof-breathable films. Developed by joint venture partner Etcetera LLC, the new
technology now enables fabric laminators, and designers and manufacturers of apparel and footwear
to produce waterproof-breathable, bacteria-, mildew- and mold-killing textile composites using a
single film lamination rather than the two-layer film lamination used in competitive
The new films — made from polyurethane, co-polyester and ether-amide polymers — are
suitable for apparel and footwear applications that require high levels of stretch and recovery,
and moisture-vapor transmission; good drape; and durability to washing.
Natural Elements additives, which include silver, copper, blends of the two, and
proprietary non-metallic additives, may be incorporated into films, adhesive systems, fabric
surface treatments and yarns. The technology can be customized to fit a specific application’s
odor-control needs in order to provide slow to fast activation, short to long durability or a
combination of both in one film layer.
December 11, 2007