Breaking News

PurThread, Kodak sign JDA

March 26, 2014

PurThread Technologies Inc., Durham, NC, and Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, NY, have signed a joint development agreement (JDA) under which they will use Kodak’s silver-based antimicrobial technology to develop hard- and soft-surface antimicrobial solutions for military and healthcare applications.

PurThread already is embedding Kodak’s technology into medical textiles and other high-performance fabrics. “The demand for antimicrobial surfaces is only going to grow in response to infection prevention efforts around the globe,” says Tom McHugh, Kodak’s general manager, materials technology & business development, Digital Printing & Enterprise.

“Healthcare, military and top-tier consumer product companies are searching for powerful antimicrobial surface solutions for their patients, customers and our service-members,” says Lisa Grimes, CEO, PurThread Technologies.

The products currently under development are expected to be launched in 2015.

  • Fibers Market Outlook

    Fibers Market Outlook

    Tara Olivo, associate editor||June 8, 2015
    Natural and synthetic fiber producers create unique solutions for all nonwovens applications.

  • Keeping It Clean

    Keeping It Clean

    Tara Olivo, associate editor||June 8, 2015
    Convenience and continued innovation keeps the household wipes market thriving.

  • Raw Materials Round Up

    Raw Materials Round Up

    Karen McIntyre, editor||June 8, 2015
    Suppliers create additives, preservatives and other specialties to help nonwovens makers meet their goals.