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Nanotech Firm Introduces Anti-Odor Fabric

“Eco-fiber” made from all-natural bamboo


 


BOSTON, Mass, August12th, 2005 - Greenyarn, an American firm developing advanced fabrics for consumers seeking eco-friendly alternatives to conventional materials, has developed a deodorizing fabric made from bamboo. The company has scaled up production of this material which it has named “Eco-fabric,” and is now supplies it to the Asian and American fabric and garment markets.

The active ingredient of Eco-fabric are nano-particles of bamboo charcoal, made from the Moso Bamboo ( Phyllostachys heterocycla pubescens ), the world's most porous bamboo grown in the Jhushan “Bamboo Mountain” region of Taiwan. The bamboo contains many pores in its structure, making it excellent for absorbing odor-causing chemicals, controlling temperature, and voiding moisture -- and a good fabric for footwear or undergarments. The bamboo is also naturally biocidal, and inhibits the growth of bacteria and fungii.

Eco-fabric's properties makes a wide range of new products possible. Over the past six months Greenyarn has developed deodorizing socks, anti-fungal insoles, and deep cleansing facial masks. Under development are temperature adapting polo shirts, ultra-thin jacket liners, and stress-reducing baby blankets. "We found that the activated particles in Eco-fabric prevent static build up, and static build up causes stress," said Ben Wiley, Greenyarn's US accounts manager. "We are trying to develop a baby blanket that prevents nightmares."

Greenyarn is distributing Eco-fabric and Eco-fabric garments in Asia through the Taiwanese company Advenz. Over the past six months Greenyarn products have begun distributing in Taiwan, Korea, Japan, and Singapore, and is currently working on entering Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and China. At home in the USA, Greenyarn is handling its own distribution. "We support the the development of advanced, green, materials and we manufacture final products," said Robin Low, CEO. "We are launching our brand in the US with a line of anti-odor socks. 3D knitted to a super cushioned, 200 needle-count thickness, they are unlike any other sock on the market."

Greenyarn is currently developing other advanced fabrics for consumers seeking eco-friendly alternatives to conventional materials.

About Greenyarn

Greenyarn is a nanotechnology company that develops advanced materials for consumers seeking eco-friendly alternatives to conventional fabrics. Greenyarn is based in Boston, Massachusetts. You can visit Greenyarn's website at www.greenyarn.com. If you are interested in Eco-fabric or Greenyarn products, feel free to contact one of the following:

Robin Low at Robin@greenyarn.com - Worldwide

Ben Wiley at Ben@greenyarn.com - North America

Navin Weeraratne at Navin@greenyarn.com - Public Relations

 

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