Ascend presenting odour-fighting tech
Ascend Performance Materials will launch new fibre technologies for textiles, apparel and filtration applications at K 2019. Acteevâ„¢ is a textile resin with a non-silver antimicrobial additive to provide odour-fighting performance for the life of a garment.
Ascend Performance Materials will launch new fibre technologies for textiles, apparel and filtration applications at K 2019. Acteevâ„¢ 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 discolor or wash away after laundering like topical fabric treatments.
â€œThe apparel industry is moving toward more sustainable, longer lasting and higher performance garments,â€ said Steve Manning, Ascendâ€™s senior director for business development and technology. â€œActeev 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.â€
Acteev joins Endur by Ascendâ„¢ and No-ShockÂ® 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, Ascendâ€™s nanofibre membrane provides superior breathability in outerwear without being bulky or stiff, while maintaining protection from the elements.
The filtration grades of the companyâ€™s nanofibre membranes are designed for use in air- and hydrocarbon-filtration applications and offer increased efficiency with reduced pressure loss. Because the nanofibres are made from PA66, they are resistant to prolonged exposure to high temperatures and chemicals. â€œWe developed a new process for producing PA66 nanofibre that creates a membrane with fibre diameters ranging from 350 to 600 nanometers,â€ said Manning. â€œUnlike other nanofibre production processes, our technology uses no solvents â€“ reducing the environmental impact from production.â€ Ascend sales and technical representatives will be at the companyâ€™s stand 6A07 at K 2019 in Dusseldorf from October 16 to 23.