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Ascend to introduce new odour-fighting technologies

Acteev is a textile resin with a non-silver antimicrobial additive to provide odour-fighting performance for the life of a garment.

3rd October 2019

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Houston, TX

Sports/​Outdoor, Medical/Hygiene

Acteev joins Endur by Ascend and No-Shock anti-static fibres as the company grows its functional fibre portfolio. © Ascend Performance Materials

Acteev joins Endur by Ascend and No-Shock anti-static fibres as the company grows its functional fibre portfolio. © Ascend Performance Materials

Ascend Performance Materials will launch new fibre technologies for textiles, apparel and filtration applications at K 2019, which takes place from 16-23 October in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Acteev is a textile resin with a non-silver antimicrobial additive to provide odour-fighting performance for the life of a garment. For apparel applications, Acteev is easily dyeable and does not discolour or wash away after laundering like topical fabric treatments, according to the manufacturer.

“The apparel industry is moving toward more sustainable, longer lasting and higher performance garments,” said Steve Manning, Ascend’s Senior Director for Business Development and Technology. “Acteev combines nylon 6,6 with an antimicrobial additive to produce a fibre that is functional, durable and better for the environment than topical garment treatments because it requires no water or solvents for application onto the finished garment.”

Acteev joins Endur by Ascend and No-Shock anti-static fibres as the company grows its functional fibre portfolio.

Ascend is also developing a series of nonwoven PA66 nanofibre membranes with grades designed for apparel and filtration applications. When used in apparel, Ascend’s nanofibre membrane is said to provide superior breathability in outerwear without being bulky or stiff, while maintaining protection from the elements.

The filtration grades of the company’s nanofibre membranes are designed for use in air- and hydrocarbon-filtration applications and offer increased efficiency with reduced pressure loss. Because the nanofibers are made from PA66, they are resistant to prolonged exposure to high temperatures and chemicals.

“We developed a new process for producing PA66 nanofiber that creates a membrane with fibre diameters ranging from 350 to 600 nanometres,” said Mr Manning. “Unlike other nanofiber production processes, our technology uses no solvents – reducing the environmental impact from production.”

www.ascendmaterials.com

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