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In November 2008, SGS signed an agreement with Thomson Research Associates (TRA) to discuss testing on anti-microbial treated textiles and polymers. On 26 May 2009, Thomson Research Associates awarded SGS Hong Kong Ltd their Laboratory Approval Certificate which allows SGS to provide anti-microbial treatment testing services to clients of TRA.

Thomson Research Associates, headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, sells its Ultra-Fresh® antimicrobial treatment directly and through distributors worldwide to over 200 companies. The brand and its logo promise the highest standards of antimicrobial protection.
The TRA Ultra-Fresh® trademark is registered in more than 20 countries around the world.   It is used on a variety of products including hosiery, apparel, bedding, furniture, kitchen and bathroom products, carpets and flooring.

Silpure®, another brand name of TRA, utilizes the natural ability of silver to limit the growth of odor-causing bacteria and represents a new generation of antibacterial technology for textile applications.

Ruth Hon
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Dr. Calvin Lam
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SGS Softlines Services websiteFor print version of this news, please download Thomson Research Associates Awards Laboratory Certificate to SGS Hong Kong (PDF 61 KB).

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