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Sorpol to sell Acteev Protec masks in Israel

Jan '21
Pic: Ascend Performance Materials
Pic: Ascend Performance Materials
Sorpol, Israeli importer and distributor of industrial raw materials, has launched a website to sell Acteev Protect masks, made in the US by polyamide manufacturer, Ascend Performance Materials. The two companies also plan to partner in the distribution of Acteev surgical masks, N95 respirators, nonwoven media, and textile fabrics as they become available.

Laboratory tests have demonstrated Acteev fabric effective at deactivating 99.9 per cent of the viruses SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19, and H1N1, a flu virus. Acteev technology also eliminates bacteria and fungi. Recent testing on Acteev fabric completed at the University of Cambridge has demonstrated that Acteev technology deactivates the virus that causes COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, with 99.9 per cent efficacy on contact. Ascend has submitted several masks designs to the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Food and Drug Administration to obtain the appropriate regulatory clearances to make specific claims regarding the technology’s antiviral properties in the US, according to a press release by Ascend.

In addition to antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial protection, the washable, reusable masks are lightweight, breathable and odour-fighting, making them comfortable to wear during a long shift at work or for outdoor workouts. Acteev Protect shows promise for use beyond masks, according to Ascend. The technology was originally developed for workout wear, and now the company is working on textile applications ranging from gloves to scrubs to high-end athleisure, Ascend said.

“Our customers are looking for high-value ‘smart textiles’, products with special features, like innovative protective technology and a sustainable footprint, that can help keep them safe and help them return to the lives they enjoyed before the pandemic. People deserve a better quality of mask protection than what is offered by the mass-produced disposable polypropylene masks. Masks don’t work if you wear them around your chin. Acteev Protect masks are so light, comfortable and fresh that they can be worn for hours without interfering with your activities or irritating your face,” Ofer Soreq, Sorpol’s marketing director said.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (GK)

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