Textile Global Alliance Microban International and DyStar Textilfarben GmbH
Textile News Article Posted August 17, 2008

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Microban International, Ltd. today announced a new partnership agreement with DyStar Textilfarben GmbH. The agreement names Frankfurt, Germany based DyStar as the exclusive, global distributor of Microban(R) antimicrobial technologies for the textile industry, beginning September 1, 2008.


The Microban(R) brand is found on over 750 products of leading manufacturers across a breadth of industries including consumer products, building materials, foodservice, commercial products, healthcare and textiles.


"Consumer demand for antimicrobials in textiles and apparel continues to grow at a rapid pace, while at the same time the supply chain grows more complex. DyStar's position as the global leader in textile solutions allows us to provide world class technical sales, service and logistical support, anywhere in the world, in the fast, responsive manner that our customers expect," says David Meyers, President and CEO of Microban International.


DyStar has an unparalleled global presence with sales, technical service, laboratories, distribution centers and production facilities in over 50 countries around the world. DyStar's excellent position in key markets and relationships with textile mills, retailers and branded manufacturers enables both companies to effectively introduce Microban's broad range of antimicrobial technologies. The two companies will focus together on providing their customers with the custom antimicrobial solutions designed to meet their unique needs for performance, durability and environmental stewardship.


"Microban is the global leader in antimicrobial product protection and our partnership brings together the antimicrobial and brand expertise of Microban with the leading position of DyStar as solutions provider for the textile sector," says Alan Cunningham, Vice President Textile Solutions at DyStar. "We're looking forward to a very successful partnership."


About Microban International, Ltd.

Microban International, Ltd. is a global technology and marketing company dedicated to enhancing high quality textile, consumer, industrial and medical products with branded built-in protection from microbes. Microban International licenses the Microban(R) global brand name, sells custom-engineered compounds, and provides a range of services, including regulatory and marketing support. The Microban(R) brand promises continuous and durable antimicrobial product protection. Microban International is headquartered in North Carolina with operations in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information on Microban, please contact (704) 875-0806 or visit http://www.microban.com.


About DyStar Textilfarben GmbH Building on a heritage of more than 150 years of experience of textile dyes, DyStar now offers customers a full range of dyes, auxiliaries and services. DyStar is represented worldwide in more than 50 countries and has 21 production facilities in 13 countries. For more information about DyStar, please contact +49 69 2109 2734 or visit http://www.DyStar.com.  



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