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Agion® Partners with Office Depot Providing an Extra Measure of Product Protection to Foray Stay-Put Pens
Foray Security Pens, Used in High Traffic Areas, Incorporate Agion Antimicrobial Technology to Destroy destructive Bacteria on the Product’s Surface
Wakefield, Mass., November 4, 2010 – Office Depot and Agion today announced a partnership that brings an added measure of security to Foray Security Pens in the form of antimicrobial protection. Designed to stay in place in high traffic areas, Foray Security Pens are prime targets for microbial growth. Agion’s antimicrobial technology is now incorporated into the pens’ design to inhibit the growth of damaging microbes on the pen’s surface.
Agion’s naturally occurring silver based antimicrobial technology inhibits the growth and propagation of bacteria on the surface of a product, adding an important layer of product protection. Unlike common disinfectant sprays and antibacterial lotions, the Agion antimicrobial solution provides continuous protection against microbes by releasing silver ions to the surface at steady rate – for the life of the product. Foray Security Pens with Agion technology will be used in offices, banks, retail stores, schools and hospitals around world.
“We are proud to partner with Office Depot to bring antimicrobial protection to their popular Foray Security Pen line,” said Paul Ford, chief executive officer of Agion Technologies. “Since Foray pens are used nationwide in the most high traffic areas, we’re glad that Agion’s antimicrobial technology can help add a measure of cleanliness to commonly used surfaces.”
Foray Security Pens area an exclusive Office Depot brand, and are available in stores nationwide and on Officedepot.com.
About Agion Technologies, Inc.
Agion Technologies, located in Wakefield, Mass., is a leader in providing customized solutions that enhance the value of partners’ products. Agion’s technologies are based on silver and other naturally occurring elements and have been incorporated into a wide range of consumer, industrial and healthcare 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, Adidas, PPG, Carrier and DuPont.
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About Office Depot
Office Depot, Inc. is a global supplier of office products and services. The company was incorporated in 1986 with the opening of our first retail store in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In fiscal year 2009, we sold $12.1 billion of products and services to consumers and businesses of all sizes through our three business segments: North American Retail Division, North American Business Solutions Division and International Division. Sales are processed through multiple channels, consisting of office supply stores, a contract sales force, an outbound telephone account management sales force, internet sites, direct marketing catalogs and call centers, all supported by our network of supply chain facilities and delivery operations.