Permanent protection to elevate your textiles for athleisure, outdoor gear, carpet and medical applications
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An award-winning technology that permanently protects textiles from unwanted odors. Our buttery soft yarns make for fabrics that move with you and don’t pill with use. Perfect for elevating athleisure, intimates and outdoor wear.
- Odor-fighting and naturally wicking.
- Built-in functionality requires no finishing treatment.
- Winner of the Outdoor Retailer Innovation Award and ISPO Textrends Top Ten Award.
Acteev FREE keeps workout wear fresh – and its built-in functionality keeps working for the life of the garment.
Acteev CLEAN is great for gym-to-home clothing, as it combats lint, dust, pet hair and more from clinging to your clothes.
Acteev is a technology that offers permanent protection built into fibers, filaments and nonwoven materials. Our team of scientists and engineers makes sure our products are thoroughly tested and validated by independent labs. And unlike other protective technology, our solutions are embedded during the production of the polymer, not coated on after. This means there is minimal risk of shedding or rubbing off, allowing products to stay protected for their lifetimes.
Outdoor Retailer Innovation Award
Acteev’s protective gear has been recognized for its unique blend of comfort and advanced protection, ensuring safety and enjoyment outdoors.
ISPO Textrends Top Ten Award
ISPO Textrends Top Ten Award
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The awards recognize new and groundbreaking technologies used in winter apparel, outdoor and sports products, and materials Ascend Performance Materials’ Acteev Protect™ antimicrobial odor-resisting fabric technology has been named a winner at the 2021 Outdoor Retailer Innovation Awards. The awards recognize new and groundbreaking technologies used in winter apparel, outdoor and sports products and materials. Acteev Protect was chosen out of a record number of submissions for its performance across four criteria – Spark: concept, design, appeal; Desire: opportunity, differentiation; Function: innovation, functionality, insight; and Impact: cultural, environmental, business. Nikki Huffman, the principal business development leader for the Acteev™ textile group, accepted the award at a virtual ceremony held during the Outdoor Retailer Winter Online tradeshow. “We are honored to
Last year saw a spike in innovation in – and demand for – antimicrobial textiles as the world battled a pandemic. Now, as brands begin to plan for a time in which people regularly leave their homes again, what does the “new normal” look like for our industry? A panel of experts joined an American Apparel Producers Network roundtable to discuss the role of microbe-fighting fabrics and yarns as we plan for the future. Trends For menswear, Tony Anzovino, the chief sourcing and merchandising officer at Haggar Clothing and chairman of AAPN, predicts a trend toward stretchy, comfortable clothing that can be dressed up or down. “We’ve launched into what we call ‘soft wear,’” he said aimed at guys who
Consumer demand, market challenges, and the microbe-fighting power of zinc ions were among the topics discussed today at the Techtextil North America 2021 Symposium session “High-Performance Fibers: From Concept to Market.” In his talk “Innovation Is Not Linear,” Kevin Urman, Ph.D., Ascend Performance Materials’ fibers technology director, highlighted how the company’s Acteev® technology grew from a small application experiment to a booming anti-odor textile platform. “Just a few years ago, the antimicrobial textile market was limited to a few options, which due to colorfastness and sustainability shortcomings were not meeting market demand,” Dr. Urman said. “We found that customers are increasingly eager for clothing and gear made with natural active ingredients such as zinc that is long-lasting and resistant to odor