Textiles and Fibers


Tests confirm new long-lasting surface coating for public spaces proven to kill COVID-19

A new durable anti-viral surface treatment from AFFIX labs has been scientifically proven to last for months on surfaces such as restaurant tables, school furniture and other public spaces while effectively killing the COVID-19 pathogen upon contact. Si-Quat by AFFIX Labs can be implemented onto any surface.
(Photo © 2020 by AFFIX Labs)Leading chemical binding expert AFFIX Labs has harnessed its global experience in disease prevention to create the first long-lasting surface treatment proven to kill the coronavirus (COVID-19). Now available in Europe and the UAE and launching in new global markets, the surface treatment, known as Si-Quat, combines a safe and well-established disinfectant with the lab’s proprietary chemical binding technique.

Surgical mask in development with Acteev technology shows efficacy against SARS-CoV-2 plus Level III filtration properties

AscendAscend Performance Materials announced today it has submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration a 510(k) premarket notification for clearance to market its Acteev technology in a pair of high-efficacy surgical masks to protect against SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19.

Ascend files first FDA 510(k) submission based on Acteev technology

AscendAscend Performance Materials announced today it submitted its first FDA 510(k) for clearance to market its patent-pending Acteev technology in the United States in a medical device, a surgical mask under a new brand called Acteev Biodefend. Independent laboratory testing has found Acteev materials to achieve greater than 99% efficacy at deactivating bacteria, fungi and viruses, including SARS-CoV-2.

Clariant’s bio-based additives for biopolymers awarded OK compost INDUSTRIAL & OK biodegradable SOIL certification 

Clariant’s solutions awarded with the OK compost INDUSTRIAL and OK biodegradable SOIL certifications support the development of industrially compostable plastics and biodegradable coatings for agriculture. (Photo: Pixabay)Good news for the development of sustainable compostable products. Clariant’s bio-based processing & dispersing additives for biopolymers used in plastics– Licocare® RBW Vita range, Licolub® FA 1 and Licowax® C – have been awarded the “OK compost INDUSTRIAL” certificate. Awarding test and certification body, TÜV Austria Cert GmbH, also granted toLicocare RBW 102 Vita the “OK biodegradable SOIL” label, which is a key attribute for agricultural applications.

Ascend launches Acteev Protect antimicrobial technology

AscendAscend Performance Materials has introduced Acteev Protect, a breakthrough technology specially formulated to guard against the growth of mildew, fungi and other microbes to keep textiles and nonwoven fabrics fresher for longer.

Clariant launches new bio-based additives to reduce resource consumption in plastic loops at K 2019

Neste’s renewable hydrocarbons are based on sustainably produced bio-based raw materials, such as waste and residue oils. 
(Photo: Neste)Clariant unveils new high-performance additives promoting reduction in the consumption of fossil resources, to support the creation of value chain cycles which utilize viable and sustainable renewable sources and combat climate change.

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