Acteev Protect™ for reusable nonwoven masks
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Acteev Protect™ for reusable nonwoven masks

Powerful antimicrobial protection for masks

Face masks made with Acteev Protect™ resist the growth of bacteria and mold fungi that cause odor, discoloration and deterioration.* Available as spunbond, meltblown or nanofiber, Acteev Protect can be layered with your existing mask design, or we can help you construct masks made completely with Acteev Protect for maximum protection.

Outperforms polypropylene

  • Softer and more comfortable.

  • Does not require electrostatic charging.

  • Retains efficacy if exposed to water or alcohol.

Active layers of protection

  • Meltblown nanofiber nonwoven
    Unique polyamide nanofibers with diameters between 400nm and 600nm are 100 times smaller than the size of human hair. In addition to best-in-class antimicrobial protection, the Acteev Protect nonwoven membrane provides better filtration efficiency with lower pressure drop than traditional polypropylene meltblown nonwovens.

  • Acteev Protect meltblown microfiber nonwoven
    The world’s first polyamide microfiber meltblown nonwoven with fiber diameters between 2µ and 8µ, providing the best-in-class microbial protection with Acteev Protect. Also provides excellent filtration coupled with deep dust-holding capacity to remove unwanted microbes and particles.

  • Acteev Protect spunbond nonwoven
    This Acteev spunbond layer provides additional strength to protect the inner filtration layers in the filter construction. Also provides best-in-class antimicrobial protection with fiber diameters in the 23µ range. The PA66-based fibers are hygroscopic — moisture is drawn in, exposing microbes to the active zinc ions.

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.

See the data and test methods

*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.​

Contact an Ascend expert to request a sample or learn more about our technology