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Acteev press package

AscendAscend Performance Materials press package of Acteev with the most recent updates.

Meet Clariant’s gecko!

Meet our gecko! (Photo: Clariant)Have you ever wished you could draw on a superpower to solve a problem? A true marvel of nature, geckos have not just one but many up their sleeve, trumping your average comic book hero, villain and most of the animal kingdom any day.

Clariant playing a leading role in supporting the coatings industry to phase out lead in paints

Ahead of the industry, in the mid-1980’s Clariant stopped the production of lead-based pigments. 
(Photo: Clariant)Last week marked the eighth International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, an initiative of the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint, jointly led by the UN Environment Programme and the World Health Organization, intended to draw attention to the need for action on lead paints and other sources of lead exposure.

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.

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