Kodak and PurThread to Collaborate on Antimicrobial Surface Solutions for Healthcare and Military

“This JDA builds on our promising collaboration with PurThread to embed Kodak’s technology into fabrics,” said Tom McHugh, General Manager, Materials Technology & Business Development for Kodak’s Digital Printing & Enterprise segment. “The demand for antimicrobial surfaces is only going to grow in response to infection prevention efforts around the globe.”
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Kodak and PurThread Collaborate on Antimicrobial Technology for Textiles

PurThread has obtained a globally exclusive agreement to embed Kodak’s antimicrobial agent into textile materials. PurThread’s 2013 TechAmerica Award-winning process embeds Kodak’s antimicrobial agent into synthetic fibers, before the fiber is spun into yarn and woven into fabric, ensuring that the antimicrobial effects of the fabric are uniform and constant throughout the life of the product. This proprietary antimicrobial technology is derived from Kodak’s longtime expertise related to the production of photosensitive materials for use in the production of photographic products.

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