Founded in UK in 2017, Novel Technologies was born after a careful investigation of antimicrobial coatings, first as paints, and then as coatings for textiles. Until that point, antimicrobial coatings on textiles would quickly wash out or leach from the garment. By developing a technology where pure silver particles, between 5-10 microns in size, could be incorporated into the fibres, meant that the silver would be integral to the textile for the life of the fabric. Not only was the technology highly durable, but it was ecologically sound and non-toxic to humans. Novel Technologies was founded to commercialise their newly-patented SILVERbac technology.