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Applied DNA Sciences Pens Deal with WestPoint Home for CertainT Program (5/3/18)
Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: APDN, “Applied DNA,” “the Company”), has signed a multi-
year license agreement (the “Agreement”) with WestPoint Home, LLC - a premier U.S. textile
manufacturing company - to provide CertainT® platform services for their hospitality bedding and
textile goods. Under the terms of the Agreement, WestPoint Home has been granted the exclusive
right to use Applied DNA’s CertainT platform for its collection of blended duvets, towels, sheets,
pillow cases, bed skirts, shams, and decorative pillow products sold for hospitality in Canada, Mexico
and the US. Also under the Agreement, WestPoint Home has been granted non-exclusive global
CertainT platform rights for various hospitality opportunities. WestPoint Home will use Applied DNA’s
CertainT platform from start to finish - assuring that any of its hospitality textile products using PET
and recycled rPET contain the original source raw materials.
“Our partnership with Applied DNA adds to our already extensive assortment of environmentally
sustainable products and processes”, commented Normand Savaria, President and CEO of WestPoint
Home. “As leaders in supply chain transparency and accuracy we are excited to be adding the
CertainT platform and technology to our product offerings”.
As part of the platform, Applied DNA’s molecular tags are embedded into the source materials that
create polyester (PET) and recycled polyester (rPET) fiber – with no impact on fiber’s performance or
quality. CertainT-tagged textiles can be forensically authenticated by detecting this molecular tag in
both PET and rPET fiber – ensuring its authenticity and origin.
“The CertainT platform helps WestPoint Home produce innovative products utilizing an efficient and
trusted traceability system with a fair return,” said Dr. James Hayward, president and CEO of Applied
DNA. “Differentiating their brand throughout the hospitality industry through use of our CertainT
trademark will confirm to the wide variety of clientele within this special market that the products
comply with our supply chain platform and are verifiably made from recycled fibers."
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