Kleerdex attains exclusive use of antimicrobial additive Microban

February 26, 2008 — /BLOOMSBURG, PA/ — Kleerdex, CO., LLC, manufacturer of KYDEXR thermoplastic sheets, announces it has attained the exclusive right to produce thermoplastic sheets with MicrobanR, an antimicrobial product protection for the production of healthcare equipment enclosures and airline interior components. Microban protection is built-in to continuously fight the growth of microbes such as odor and stain causing bacteria, mold and mildew, keeping products cleaner between cleanings. It doesn’t wash or wear off. Increased consumer awareness of microbes, coupled with the importance of maintaining a cleaner environment, makes KYDEX sheet an ideal option for thermoformers and fabricators in these and other industries.

Under this arrangement, Kleerdex will offer Microban protection as an option for the following thermoplastic sheets marketed under the KYDEX name: KYDEX T MB, KYDEX XD MB, KYDEX 150 MB, and KYDEX 5555 MB products.

“Microban protection is an important addition to support the KYDEX sheet portfolio. We are pleased that Microban International has chosen Kleerdex to be the exclusive provider of microbe-resistant thermoplastics for the airline industry and in selected healthcare product applications,” says Michael Karr, North American business manager. “The benefits to our clients and to consumers are substantial. The use of Microban protection in airline interior products is particularly advantageous to keep items made from thermoplastic sheets, including meal trays, arm rests, and monitor shrouds cleaner between cleanings.”

“In addition, the potential for KYDEX sheets to support microbe-resistant environments in other applications is enormous,” continues Karr. “Our manufacturing clients can now provide antimicrobial protection using KYDEX thermoplastics in a wide variety of applications including furniture in hospitals, nursing homes and medical offices, self-serve kiosks, food processing machines, serving counters, retail facilities, orthotics, and more.” While Microban protection is not a substitute for normal cleaning practices, it will keep these products cleaner for the useful life of the product.

Companies using KYDEX thermoplastics in exclusive applications can market their products with the Microban trademark.

About Kleerdex

Kleerdex Co. LLC is a U.S. based manufacturer of proprietary thermoplastic sheet products marketed worldwide under the trademark KYDEX. The company’s headquarters, major manufacturing operation, customer service, and R&D facilities in Bloomsburg, PA are certified to the ISO 9001:2000 quality management system and the ISO 14001 environmental management system. Additional administrative offices are in Mount Laurel, NJ, and Reno, NV. Technical service, customer service, and sales representatives provide technical advice on designing and manufacturing components with KYDEX sheet products.

Visit www.kydex.com

About Microban International, Ltd.

Microban International, Ltd. is a global technology and marketing company dedicated to enhancing high quality consumer, industrial and medical products with branded built-in protection from microbes. Microban International licenses the Microban global brand name, sells custom-engineered compounds, and provides a range of services, including regulatory and marketing support. The Microban brand promises continuous and durable antimicrobial product protection, built-in during manufacture to not wear out for the useful life of the product. Microban International is headquartered in North Carolina with operations in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Visit www.microban.com


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