Sorpol Ltd., an importer and distributor of industrial raw materials in Israel, has launched a website to sell Acteev Protect™ masks, made in the U.S. 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% of the viruses SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19, and H1N1, a flu virus. Acteev technology also eliminates bacteria and fungi. Ascend has submitted several mask designs to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to obtain the appropriate regulatory clearances to make specific claims regarding the technology’s antiviral properties in the United States.
In addition to antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial protection, the washable, reusable masks are lightweight, breathable and odor-fighting, making them comfortable to wear during a long shift at work or for outdoor workouts.
Acteev Protect masks are available in small quantities for consumers and as bulk orders in Sorpol’s online shop at sorpol.co.il in Hebrew or sorpolprotect.com in English.