CycloPure, Inc. today announced a major advance in its breakthrough adsorption technology - the ability to bond its polymers into textiles. Using this process, the company is now able to infuse its highly adsorbent materials into textile fibers to functionalize fabrics. As first reported in the January 14, 2016 edition of Nature, CycloPure has developed proprietary materials with superior adsorption that rapidly remove pollutants and other contaminants in the treatment of water. The functionalization of fabrics greatly expands the use of the company’s adsorption technology to remove VOCs and contaminants from water and air, enabling the development of innovative textiles and fiber materials, such as water purification membranes, odor controlling fabrics, respirators and other protective materials. The nature of the augmented fabric is unchanged, and can be used with existing manufacturing techniques and equipment.
CycloPure, Inc. today announced that Harvey P. White has joined its Board of Directors. White has enjoyed a career of innovation, launching numerous successful technology companies. As a co-founder, director, and President of QUALCOMM, Inc., he was a leader in formulating strategy and managing business activities. At QUALCOMM, Harvey and his co-founders invented wireless technologies that today power mobile networks around the world, and grew the business into a $100 billion global enterprise. White was the founding Chairman and CEO of Leap Wireless, which built cellular networks in the US and internationally. Its Cricket Wireless is the sixth largest mobile provider in the U.S., and was the first carrier to introduce “unlimited” service; now the industry pricing formula.
“Harvey brings proven ability to introduce new technologies and define winning business models. His success in commercializing enabling technologies will be of great value. We will draw on that experience as we look to do the same with CycloPure’s novel adsorption technologies,” said CEO Frank Cassou. “I am thrilled to continue our 25-year relationship; it will be great to have him roll up his sleeves with us.”