NanoHorizons Inc has expanded its Smartsilver anti-odour/antimicrobial line with new additives for urethane and nylon.

The company has also introduced a comprehensive Quality Assurance Program to monitor manufacturers. Samples from every fibre and fabric batch are to be laboratory tested to ensure that they meet the required levels of performance.

SmartSilver imparts anti-odour/antimicrobial capabilities to fibres at the molecular level, and can be used to create odour-resistant shoe linings, T-shirts, socks, gloves, and carpets.

Urethane applications include rainwear, upholstery, paints, caulks and other coatings for which SmartSilver adds odour-resistance as well as resistance to mildew and mould growth.