Noble Biomaterials has developed XT2, an anti-odor protection fiber technology. The fiber is available as filament or a staple fiber. Based in the United States, Noble Biomaterials is an antimicrobial company. The polyester-based textile yarn, which is fully dyeable and incorporates silver particles locked into the polymer to prevent leaching during laundering, is a big step forward in terms of design flexibility and performance.
XT2 incorporates silver particles into the polymer during the extrusion and therefore is fully dyeable. It can even be dyed white. Previous versions of the XT2 yarn were based on nylon and took on a silver color, which meant there was less design flexibility. However, the latest dyeable version of yarn now opens up opportunities in the outdoor and sportswear market where design and environmental issues are an important part of the offer. XT2 has been approved and certified by the Bluesign certification system after meeting the requirements for durability, adherence, efficacy, toxicity, and safety. It has been tested and certified by Oeko-Tex 100 (testing for harmful substances). Noble’s original X-Static brand is widely used in the hosiery sector along with the healthcare market such as in surgeon’s scrubs and other antimicrobial textiles.