The History

Existing and new technologies combined for a novel solution

Acteev was born as a way to kill bacteria and fungi that cause odor and decay in textiles, nonwovens and engineered materials.

It harnesses the natural antimicrobial power of zinc with the durability and silkiness of premium nylon to create products with permanent protection.


U.S. owned, U.S. made

Based in Houston, Texas, Ascend Performance Materials is a leader in nylon 6,6 resin production. With a 2,600-person global workforce, we make engineered materials, fabrics and fibers used to make safer vehicles, cleaner energy, better medical devices, smarter appliances and longer-lasting apparel and consumer goods.

Caring for you means caring for the planet​

Sustainability starts with the belief that improving the quality of life and inspiring a better tomorrow begins from the moment of inspiration.


Zinc is an essential nutrient for human health. Acteev’s active ingredient is safe enough to apply to a baby’s skin and is labeled Generally Regarded as Safe by the FDA.


As a member of the UN Global Compact, we are committed to responsible business practices in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.


our nylon is proven to stand up to the test of time. Combined with zinc ion technology, it’s a material that is made to last throughout the life of the product.

We are rooted in community and corporate responsibility

Stewardship of our community goes beyond sustainability efforts. Acteev is actively at work to uplift our society through our corporate responsibility initiatives.

Overseen by scientists because transparency matters

We are proud of the technology we produce for our consumers, and we work to make sure it’s effective and safe. That’s why we have an experienced and dedicated team of scientists serving as our medical advisory board.