Breathe easier with a face mask that is powerful enough to work yet comfortable enough to wear.
When choosing a face covering, people want a mask that is comfortable, is easy to breathe through, holds up wear after wear and eliminates microbes.
Our scientists and engineers invented a process for creating a revolutionary new fabric that checks all the boxes.
You know that disposable mask you have hanging from your rearview mirror? It may have lost its effectiveness long ago. Many face masks depend on an ionic charge that stops filtering out unwanted particles if the material gets wet from sweat, humidity or even your breath.
The active ingredient in your Acteev Protect mask is zinc oxide, a mineral used in everything from baby skin cream to breakfast cereal. The U.S. FDA labels it as GRAS, or Generally Regarded as Safe.
And unlike coatings and topical treatments made with the heavy metals silver or copper, the active zinc ions are embedded at the base level of Acteev, not added on in a water-intensive finish. That means it will not flake off or wash away into the environment.
Acteev technology is based on active zinc ions embedded in the polymer matrix to destroy viruses and bacteria.
The active zinc ions deactivate viruses by attacking the polar end groups and blocking the glycoprotein channels, breaking apart the protective virus wall and rendering viruses ineffective.
Bacteria, on the other hand, are living creatures — and they need minerals such as manganese to survive. When bacteria make contact with Acteev, the active zinc ions block cellular pathways used to process that essential nutrient. Without it, the bacteria “starve” and do not grow.