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Agion® Partners with Victor Group to Launch Eco-friendly Fabrics with Antimicrobial Surface Protection
Eco Intelligent ® PC Recycled Polyester with Agion® Provides Continuous Protection Against Bacteria, Mold and Mildew
Wakefield, Mass., March 29, 2010 – For those looking to enliven both work and home areas with beautiful textiles, there is now a more ecological and hygienic option available in Eco Intelligent® PC Recycled Polyester with Agion®. Forged from the partnership of Agion, a leader in providing naturally occurring, antimicrobial solutions and Victor Group, a company specializing in eco-friendly fabrics, the new fabrics will deliver an environmentally friendly design option with built in antimicrobial protection that prevents mold, mildew, odor and destructive microbes from residing on the fabric’s surface.
Eco Intelligent® PC Recycled Polyester with Agion is a member of Victor’s Eco Intelligent® family of products, a designation that allows customers to identify and choose textiles that meet their environmental objectives.. As an industry first, these new fabrics will have the added benefit of Agion’s silver and copper ion technology that minimizes the impact of odor causing bacteria, mold, mildew, and fungi on the protected surface of fabric. In accordance with the Eco Intelligence ®brand , Agion’s technology is naturally occurring, chemical-free and non-leaching, formulated to be effective for the life of the treated fabric.
“We are proud to partner with Victor Group to create fabrics that will give designers an environmentally friendly option with the differentiating benefit of Agion’s antimicrobial protection,” said Paul Ford, chief executive officer of Agion Technologies. “With sustainability and the intention for greener living at the forefront of building design, we look forward to bringing our combined technology to the marketplace.”
All of Victor’s Eco Intelligent® products, including the fabrics that incorporate Agion technology, meet MBDC cradle to cradle(sm) certification on material health and safety, water, energy, recyclability and social responsibility Eco Intelligent® PC Recycled Polyester with Agion will be available from leading furniture manufacturers and fabric distributors. These fabrics are as functional as they are beautiful, including the ability to be cleaned using a simple solution of household bleach (20% diluted solution, 1 part bleach to 4 parts water). . The fabrics will also be available with water and stain repellent finishes.
About Agion Technologies, Inc.
Agion Technologies, located in Wakefield, Mass., is a leader in providing customized, naturally occurring, antimicrobial solutions based on silver that continuously inhibit the growth of bacteria, mold and fungus. Agion’s antimicrobial technology is used in the consumer, industrial and healthcare industries and has been incorporated into a variety of products including cell phones, shoes, keyboards, water filters, medical catheters and ice machines. Agion's customers include many leading brands such as Dell, Motorola, Columbia, The North Face, Adidas, PPG, Carrier and DuPont. For more information about Agion Technologies, visit www.agion-tech.com.
About Victor Group Inc.
Victor Group is a leading North American-based textile company specializing in sustainable and innovative fabrics designed for the contract, residential, outdoor, apparel and specialty markets. The company operates state-of-the-art mills in several Canadian and US locations, service-and-warehouse facilities in Grand Rapids, Michigan and Fall River, Massachusetts, and design studios in New York City and Fall River. Founded in 1947, family-owned Victor has a long history of serving the North American textile industry with environmental fabrics since 1980.