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Acteev® to launch new performance textiles at 2021 Outdoor Retailer Summer Expo

Acteev Performance Textiles require less water in the manufacturing process while ensuring they remain as effective as day one.

August 9, 2021  by CM Staff

Acteev’s zinc ions are embedded directly into the matrix of the molecule, providing protection throughout the life of the product. This means Acteev Performance Textiles require less water in the manufacturing process while ensuring they remain as effective as day one.

HOUSTON — Acteev will launch its performance textiles line at the 2021 Outdoor Retailer Expo, giving prospective brand and manufacturing partners the hands-on opportunity to experience the technology.

“Attendees can see and touch our fabrics and sample garments and experience how our materials are luxuriously soft on the skin yet rugged enough for tough outdoors conditions,” Joey Barbaree, global segment leader for Acteev, said. “As more and more brands work to create sustainable, premium products with the latest in antimicrobial innovation to keep their garments and gear odor-free and safe from mildew, our textiles can help give customers confidence their clothing and equipment are protected.”

Acteev locks in the environmentally safe antimicrobial protection of zinc ions within nylon 6,6, creating yarns and fabrics that combat odor and mildew-causing bacteria, mold and fungi. The technology protects textiles – from base layers and outerwear to sleeping bags and more.

Unlike chemical applications that are coated or sprayed on, Acteev does not rely on any post-production treatment or after-market process. Instead, Acteev’s zinc ions are embedded directly into the matrix of the molecule, providing protection throughout the life of the product. This means Acteev Performance Textiles require less water in the manufacturing process while ensuring they remain as effective as day one.

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