X-STATIC antimicrobial technology is a strategic partner of APIC and works closely with the infection prevention community toward the common goal of reducing healthcare associated infections. The technology permanently bonds textile fibers with a layer of 99.9 percent pure metallic silver. The silver layer creates an ionic shield that inhibits the growth of bacteria and fungi directly on the surface of the fabric. It provides continuous, permanent protection for patients and staff between launderings, lasts the life of the product (more than 200 commercial washings) and does not require modification in staff behavior.
X-STATIC ® is a registered trademark of Noble Fiber Technologies, LLC. Noble Biomaterials, Inc. is a global leader in bacterial management solutions. The company develops, manufactures, sells and markets advanced antimicrobial technologies designed to manage all forms of bacterial contamination. For more information on products powered by X-STATIC technology, visit www.InfectionPreventionTextiles.com, " like" X-STATIC ® on Facebook or follow them on Twitter @XStaticFiber .
 American Journal of Infection Control. Volume 40, Issue 10; Pages 904-906, December 2012 http://www.ajicjournal.org/article/PIIS0196655312000703/abstract