State College, PA | April 26, 2005 NanoHorizonsTM,
Inc. and ARC Outdoors/ArcticShield® today
announce the launch of a joint technology development
program aimed at bringing nanotechnology innovations
to textile markets.
ARC Outdoors/ArcticShield® is widely known for its innovative, technologically
advanced outdoor apparel, sold under the ArcticShield® and X ScentTM brands.
NanoHorizons, one of North America's premier nanotechnology innovators, creates
nanotechnology solutions for scientific and consumer applications ranging from
pharmaceutical research to retail clothing. Together the companies will jointly
develop a range of nanotechnology products and applications for textiles.
The pairing of ARC's outdoor apparel market experience and NanoHorizons' nanotechnology
expertise will yield significant changes in textile markets. The companies
anticipate these changes to have significant impact in a broad spectrum of
“Our product development team is excited about the possibilities this partnership
creates,” said Robert Parker, ARC's Vice President of Sales. “NanoHorizons has
proven its capabilities with numerous patents and real-world nanotechnology applications.
ARC's customers have come to expect innovative, technology-differentiated products
from us – and we see our nanotechnology development program with NanoHorizons
as a perfect strategic fit.”
“ARC is ahead of its time when it comes to exploring new concepts and technologies
for consumer markets,” said Dennis I. Schneider, NanoHorizons Director of Marketing
and Sales. “It's an honor to work with a company that understands how nanotechnology
can change the clothing and apparel landscape.”
The companies plan to announce new technologies and products resulting from
their partnership over the next few months.
For more information, please visit the NanoHorizons Web site at www.nanohorizons.com,
or ARC Outdoors/ArcticShield® at www.arcoutdoors.com
Since the company was founded in 1998, ARC Outdoors/ArcticShield® has
been dedicated to the research and development
of apparel technologies for the future. Priority
is given to the ultimate goal of being considered
a market leader and innovator, making available
to their partners and customers technological
solutions that not only work, but also are practical
and cost efficient.
ARC Outdoors/ArcticShield® strives to develop
long-term business-to-business relationships and
partnerships with next-level products and technologies,
accompanied by superior customer support that exceeds
the needs in the dynamic market place.
ARC Outdoors/ArcticShield® keys on technologies for warmth, water proofing,
wind proofing, odor control, moisture permeability and comfort. Across all
ARC Outdoors/ArcticShield® clothing brands, multiple technologies can
be found working together to yield maximum comfort and performance.
About NanoHorizons, Inc.
Founded in 1998, NanoHorizons focuses on nanotechnology applications in the
drug discovery, microelectronics, consumer products and health care industries
and has licensed a comprehensive portfolio of nanotechnology intellectual property
from the Penn State Research Foundation. Its research and development team
continuously produces additional real-life solutions using nanotechnology in
applied materials science.
NanoHorizons's new product and application introductions include: noble
metal nanoparticles; QuickMass™ for mass spectrometry, which addresses
the need for more cost effective compound screening in pharmaceutical research
and increased drug discovery capacity; and nano-material based humidity
sensors in applications such as environmental control, respiration monitors
and medical diagnostics.
For more information, please visit www.nanohorizons.com
Jeff G. Phillips
Nicolas A. Boillot
Dennis I. Schneider