Acteev technology is based on active zinc ions embedded in the polymer matrix.
The active zinc ions deactivate viruses by attacking the polar end groups and blocking the glycoprotein channels, breaking apart the protective virus wall and rendering viruses ineffective.
Bacteria, on the other hand, are living creatures — and they need minerals such as manganese to survive. When bacteria make contact with Acteev, the active zinc ions block cellular pathways used to process that essential nutrient. Without it, the bacteria “starve” and do not grow.
Acteev masks are made from polyamide 66, which is a hygroscopic material (attracts moisture). This property provides a moisture-wicking effect in the facemask and keeps the zinc ions in their active form against microbes.
Guards against the growth of unwanted odor-causing bacteria, fungi and microbes.
Absorbs 0.2% of its weight in moisture in 10 minutes at 50% relative humidity.