Acteev Protect™ for washable knit and woven fabric masks
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Acteev Protect™ for washable knit and woven fabric masks

Protection that lasts wash after wash

Face masks with Acteev Protect knit and woven fabrics and yarns are protected from odor-causing bacteria and mildew.* Acteev Protect guards against the growth of mildew, fungi and other microbes to keep masks fresher for longer. Tests show Acteev Protect fabrics maintain efficacy through 50 washes.

Sustainable, silver-free, customizable

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.

  • Odor-free.
  • Durable and long-lasting.
  • Won’t yellow or discolor.
  • Easily customized, dyed and printed.

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.​

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