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Acteev at Outdoor Retailer 2021

Locking in the environmentally safe antimicrobial protection of zinc ions.

10th August 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Houston, Texas, USA

Sports/​Outdoor, Sustainable

Acteev, of Houston, Texas, will finally get to launch its performance textiles range at the 2021 Outdoor Retailer Expo from August 10-12 in Denver, Colorado.

The show will provide prospective brand and manufacturing partners with the opportunity to experience the unique technology – recipient of the 2021 Outdoor Retailer Innovation Award – hands-on.

“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,” said Joey Barbaree, global segment leader for Acteev. “As more and more brands work to create sustainable, premium products with the latest in antimicrobial innovation to keep their garments and gear odour-free and safe from mildew, our textiles can help give customers confidence their clothing and equipment are protected.”

Acteev locks in zinc ions within superior nylon 6.6, creating yarns and fabrics that naturally combat odour and mildew-causing bacteria, mould and fungi. The technology protects textiles – from base layers and outerwear to sleeping bags and more – using one of nature’s own elements.

The zinc ions are embedded directly into the matrix of the fibre molecule, providing protection throughout the life of the product. This also means Acteev performance textiles require less water in the manufacturing process and unlike chemical applications that are coated or sprayed on, Acteev also does not rely on any post-production treatment or after-market process.

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