A look through an electron microscope shows the silver embedded throughout purthread fibers

A look through an electron microscope shows the silver embedded throughout purthread fibers

Silver spoons, silver chalices, silver coins in water pots. There's a reason this precious metal has been used for millennia to keep our water and wine pure, to feed our infants, dress our wounds, and treat our eye conditions. Though we've only recently begun to understand how silver works to kill bacteria, we've long recognized its natural antimicrobial properties and relied on it to keep us safe.

Kodak, the global leader in silver chemistry, has registered recycled, non-nano silver with the EPA that PurThread uses in the form of silver salts to transform textiles into active germ- and odor-killing surfaces.

PurThread uses new technology to embed these silver salts into our fibers during the molten stage of production, making PurThread's antimicrobial protection intrinsic to every thread. Unlike antimicrobial dips and coatings, PurThread's protection is consistent throughout the fabric and has been proven never to weaken, wear off, or wash away.


How Silver Works to Kill Germs

Silver kills germs by interrupting the germ cell's ability to form the chemical bonds necessary for its survival. The bonds produce the cell's physical structure, so when the bacteria come in contact with the silver embedded in PurThread, they literally fall apart and die.