drirelease® with FreshGuard REACH Compliant​

Wilmington, DE  Chemservice, an independent, Luxemburg based regulatory affairs service has thoroughly evaluated Optimer Brand’s drirelease® with FreshGuard® patented moisture transport and odor elimination technology and has certified that it is in full REACH compliance.

Introduced in June of 2007, REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) seeks to control the production and use of chemicals that may be harmful to human health and the environment. It is considered the strictest law to date regulating chemical substances in the European Union and resulted from the Johannesburg World Summit on sustainable development in 2002.

“We knew drirelease and FreshGuard were safe, but wanted to go the extra mile and have it checked so our customers that market in the EU could be assured of REACH compliance.” says Karen Deniz, drirelease director of marketing.

In their summary, Chemservice states that drirelease is in such complete conformance that ‘registration or notification according to Title II of REACH is not required’. Not only does drirelease with FreshGuard meet full REACH compliance, unlike competing moisture management technologies, it cannot wash out, diminish over time, or release harmful chemicals into the environment. For more information, contact Karen Deniz at (908) 771-0769, kdeniz@optimer.com.

About Optimer

Optimer Brands, formerly known as Optimer Inc., a Sterling Capital Partners company, is based in Chicago, IL, with operations in Wilmington, DE.

Founded in 2001, Optimer Brands conducts textile research, development and marketing and has a scientific staff credited with over 100 patents and developments. drirelease® is a registered trademark of Optimer Brands. It is a patented, intimate blend of synthetic and natural fibers that combine wicking and quick drying attributes into a single yarn. Instead of spreading the moisture across a fabric’s surface, drirelease actually pushes it to the outside of a garment, releasing water and perspiration faster than any other performance fabric on the market. drirelease includes the added benefit of FreshGuard®, an odor neutralizer embedded in all drirelease fabrics that virtually eliminates odor without using harmful chemicals. All drirelease attributes are inherent to our yarns, meaning they will not wear or wash out. For more information, visit www.drirelease.com.

FreshGuard® is a registered trademark of Optimer Brands. It is an odor neutralizer embedded in all drirelease fabrics. It eliminates odors in garments by blocking odor-causing sebaceous body oils from attaching to the fabric – also stopping the attraction of odor-causing bacteria. Not an anti-microbial or anti-bacterial, which attack bacteria that possess positive functions, FreshGuard is environmentally friendly. For more information, visit www.drirelease.com.