Acteev Protect nylon 6,6 fabrics and yarns set manufacturers and their customers free from the limitations of the past. Acteev Protect guards against the growth of mildew, fungi and other microbes to keep textiles fresher for longer.* With its odor-free, dyeable and non-silver technology, Acteev is the ideal answer for an active world that wants products that wear better, smell better, retain color better and are better for the environment.
Free from odor
Say goodbye to stink for life. With patent-pending Acteev Protect, even the hardest-working apparel stays fresh. And Acteev Protect embedded antimicrobial technology protects against the growth of odor-causing bacteria, so you benefit from extended freshness for textiles that look and smell great.*
Free to last
Tests show garments made with Acteev Protect stay protected through 50 washes. Plus, textiles made with nylon 6,6 are more durable, and don’t yellow. So products look great longer.
Free to design with any color
Pastels, solid colors, dark colors — design with any shade you want. There’s no need to mix in white. Yarn made with no-odor Acteev works just like regular yarn — only better.
Free to be green
Other products use silver as an antimicrobial, but that metal comes with unwanted environmental consequences. Silver is typically used as a finish or a coating applied using a water-intensive process, and the excess silver has to be disposed of, eventually ending up in our waterways. Zinc is labeled Generally Regarded as Safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
How Acteev works: technology and efficacy
Acteev™ technology uses active zinc ions embedded within the polymer structure to deliver protection against viruses, bacteria and fungi. Ascend has partnered with world-renowned scientists and laboratories to analyze this cutting-edge technology.
*Acteev Protect does not protect users or others against disease-causing bacteria. These claims fall under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's treated article exemption. Regulations in other countries may differ.
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