SOURCE: NanoHorizons

January 26, 2007 11:16 ET

Smart Move by Carolina Cotton Works

Fabric Finisher and Manufacturer Selects SmartSilver

STATE COLLEGE, PA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 26, 2007 -- NanoHorizons™, Inc., an emerging leader in applied nanoscale materials and solutions, today announced that Carolina Cotton Works Inc. (CCW) will include SmartSilver™ finishing and SmartSilver-enhanced fabrics in its 2007-2008 offerings. Cotton, rayon, and other fabrics will be available with a SmartSilver finish. SmartSilver, the smarter anti-odor and antimicrobial answer™, is engineered at the nanoscale to impart permanent anti-odor/antimicrobial properties to natural and synthetic fibers and fabrics.

"Cotton is America's favorite fabric," said Page Ashby, President, Carolina Cotton Works. "For a long time, the cotton industry has been hoping for an anti-odor solution that offers permanent protection without affecting cotton's numerous properties that consumers have come to love. SmartSilver does that job. It also improves cotton's wicking performance and integrates perfectly into our manufacturing processes."

"We selected CCW as our preferred US finisher for SmartSilver based on its modern facilities, quality control, and reputation as a trusted supplier. CCW is both a fabric provider and finisher, and the company partnered with NanoHorizons in the development of application processes for SmartSilver from the very beginning," said Dennis Schneider, Director, Sales and Marketing, NanoHorizons. "We are delighted that CCW is announcing the availability of SmartSilver finishes and SmartSilver fabrics."

CCW offers a variety of knitted fabric products and services from its headquarters in Gaffney, SC. Established in 1995 with a core business of tubular knitted fabrics, CCW added open width fabric finishing capabilities to its repertoire in 2005. Its capabilities range from piece dying, relaxed drying, and napping to santex finishing, compacting, and bleaching. Products include natural cotton, cotton blends, polyester, and other blends, as well as fabrics for performance and sporting apparel. SmartSilver's proven technology is ideally suited for CCW's technical fabric lines.

SmartSilver™ Nanoscale Technology

SmartSilver delivers the permanent and highly antimicrobial power of pure silver, without forcing designers seeking anti-odor performance to compromise in other areas, such as dye performance, hand, stretch, durability, or manufacturability. SmartSilver additives are engineered to be easily used in existing textile manufacturing equipment to evenly disperse anti-odor SmartSilver that forms permanent bonds with fiber structures ranging from natural cotton and wool to rayon, polyester, nylon, and polypropylene.

About NanoHorizons, Inc.

NanoHorizons is a custom nanoscale materials engineering company. The company's SmartSilver™ brand is recognized worldwide as a leader in providing anti-odor/antimicrobial protection to natural and synthetic fibers and fabrics. SmartSilver additives, along with NanoHorizons' other technologies, solve real-world challenges through nanoscale engineering, in industries ranging from performance apparel to medical instrumentation. To learn more about NanoHorizons, please visit

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