Acteev technology combines virus-deactivating active zinc ions with the softness of polyamide fabrics and fibers to deliver unparalleled performance and antimicrobial efficacy. Acteev's patent-pending technology embeds active zinc ions into the matrix of the polymer. Unlike topical finishes or coatings, the zinc ions don't flake away, providing long-lasting functionality.
Ascend has partnered with world-renowned scientists and laboratories to analyze this cutting-edge technology.*
|SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19||99.9% on contact||Modified ISO 18184 / ASTM E2197|
|H1N1||99.9% on contact||Modified ISO 18184 / ASTM E2197|
|Staphylococcus aureus||99.999%||ISO 20743|
|Klebsiella pneumoniae||99.999%||ISO 20743|
|E. coli||99.999%||ASTM E3160|
|Aspergillus brasiliensis, Penicillium funiculosum, Chaetomium globosum, Trichoderma virens, Aureobasidium pullulans||No growth||ASTM G21|
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* Testing conducted on various end forms. Testing by University of Cambridge found a >3 log reduction in SARS-CoV-2 and H1N1 viruses upon instant contact on polyamide 66 textile fabric with Acteev technology as compared to an identical basis weight polyamide 66 textile fabric without Acteev technology. Acteev does not protect users or others against disease-causing bacteria.