Noble Biomaterials, manufacturer of the X-Static antimicrobial silver fibre technology, has acquired fabric, yarn and fibre producer Carolina Silver.

Based in Maiden, North Carolina, Carolina Silver's facility in the heart of the North American textile industry offers anti-bacterial and conductive technology solutions under the AG3+ brand.

"Carolina Silver has been a leader within the silver textile solutions industry," said Jeff Keane, CEO of Noble Biomaterials. "Its technologies will support the growth of the X-Static brand in preventing infections, healing wounds and eliminating odour."

The two companies expect the deal to extend the reach of Carolina's products to customers around the world.

Made with 99.9% pure silver, X-Static antimicrobial technology protects products from bacteria, fungi and odour. It inhibits the growth of bacteria in apparel and textiles and helps keep athletic gear smelling fresher and lasting longer.