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Jim Cramer - “It’s the answer to a lot of people’s most-pressing problem”

Ascend Performance Materials CEO Phil McDivitt appeared on CNBC's Mad Money with Jim Cramer to talk about producing specialty materials to fight COVID-19. McDivitt and Cramer discussed Acteev™ technology, Ascend's groundbreaking virus and bacteria protection for fabrics and high-touch surfaces – face masks, apparel, upholstery, air filters, cellphone cases and more.

Cramer wore an Acteev Protect™ fabric mask printed with the Mad Money logo during the segment.

"To me, it's the answer to a lot of people's most-pressing problem – to stop the spread," Cramer said.

While Ascend is selling Acteev Protect masks directly to consumers, McDivitt said the beauty of the technology is its versatility. The technology was developed to kill odor-causing bacteria in athleticwear and is proving effective in a wide range of applications. "We can formulate it into fibers for filtration, into cloths for clothing and masks, into films for packaging," he said.

Consumers interested in purchasing Acteev Protect masks should visit

Commercial organizations interested in developing products with Acteev technology or in making bulk purchases should contact an Acteev expert.