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Innovations to focus on technology-differentiated textile applications

NanoHorizons™, ARC Outdoors/ArcticShield® Launch Nanotechnology Development Program

State College, PA | April 26, 2005

NanoHorizonsTM, Inc. and ARC Outdoors/ArcticShield® today announce the launch of a joint technology development program aimed at bringing nanotechnology innovations to textile markets.

ARC Outdoors/ArcticShield® is widely known for its innovative, technologically advanced outdoor apparel, sold under the ArcticShield® and X ScentTM brands. NanoHorizons, one of North America’s premier nanotechnology innovators, creates nanotechnology solutions for scientific and consumer applications ranging from pharmaceutical research to retail clothing. Together the companies will jointly develop a range of nanotechnology products and applications for textiles.

The pairing of ARC’s outdoor apparel market experience and NanoHorizons’ nanotechnology expertise will yield significant changes in textile markets. The companies anticipate these changes to have significant impact in a broad spectrum of textile applications.

“Our product development team is excited about the possibilities this partnership creates,” said Robert Parker, ARC’s Vice President of Sales. “NanoHorizons has proven its capabilities with numerous patents and real-world nanotechnology applications. ARC’s customers have come to expect innovative, technology-differentiated products from us – and we see our nanotechnology development program with NanoHorizons as a perfect strategic fit.”

“ARC is ahead of its time when it comes to exploring new concepts and technologies for consumer markets,” said Dennis I. Schneider, NanoHorizons Director of Marketing and Sales. “It’s an honor to work with a company that understands how nanotechnology can change the clothing and apparel landscape.”

The companies plan to announce new technologies and products resulting from their partnership over the next few months.

For more information, please visit the NanoHorizons Web site at, or ARC Outdoors/ArcticShield® at


About ARC Outdoors/ArcticShield®
Since the company was founded in 1998, ARC Outdoors/ArcticShield® has been dedicated to the research and development of apparel technologies for the future. Priority is given to the ultimate goal of being considered a market leader and innovator, making available to their partners and customers technological solutions that not only work, but also are practical and cost efficient.

ARC Outdoors/ArcticShield® strives to develop long-term business-to-business relationships and partnerships with next-level products and technologies, accompanied by superior customer support that exceeds the needs in the dynamic market place.

ARC Outdoors/ArcticShield® keys on technologies for warmth, water proofing, wind proofing, odor control, moisture permeability and comfort. Across all ARC Outdoors/ArcticShield® clothing brands, multiple technologies can be found working together to yield maximum comfort and performance.

About NanoHorizons, Inc.
Founded in 1998, NanoHorizons focuses on nanotechnology applications in the drug discovery, microelectronics, consumer products and health care industries and has licensed a comprehensive portfolio of nanotechnology intellectual property from the Penn State Research Foundation. Its research and development team continuously produces additional real-life solutions using nanotechnology in applied materials science.

NanoHorizons’s new product and application introductions include: noble metal nanoparticles; QuickMass™ for mass spectrometry, which addresses the need for more cost effective compound screening in pharmaceutical research and increased drug discovery capacity; and nano-material based humidity sensors in applications such as environmental control, respiration monitors and medical diagnostics.

For more information, please visit

Jeff G. Phillips
ARC Outdoors/ArcticShield®

Nicolas A. Boillot
Hart-Boillot, LLC

Dennis I. Schneider
NanoHorizons, Inc.

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