Sanipolymers™

Parx Plastics holds a innovative and patented technology to make plastics antibacterial in a BIOCOMPATIBLE way. We DO NOT make use of chemicals, nano materials, heavy metals, biocides or other harmful substances. We make use of one of the most abundant TRACE ELEMENTS in the human body. And we have developed a method to use this element to make an intrinsic change in polymers that make the material and the surface hostile to bacteria. Bacteria are killed by means of a mere mechanical/physical action without any substance leaching from the plastic. The technology does not migrate.

The technology does not impact any of the original characteristics of the material. And the antibacterial property lasts a lifetime. We can achieve antibacterial property of up to 99% measured according to ISO22196.

Sanipolymers developed by Parx Plastics antimicrobial technology have these characteristics:

  • FULLY BIOCOMPATIBLE - NATURAL TRACE ELEMENT
  • NO TOXICITY
  • UP TO 99% ANTIBACTERIAL PROPERTY
  • KILLS ON CONTACT - NO MIGRATION
  • NO HARMFUL SUBSTANCES - NO SILVER - NO NANO DIMENSION
  • NO IMPACT ON ORIGINAL CHARATERISTICS (COLOR, TRANSPARANCY, ETC)
  • NO COATING
  • NO DEGRADATION, LASTS A LIFETIME
  • UNAFFECTED BY TEMPERATURE, LIGHT & SHAPE
NOW AVAILABLE:

A number of Saniconcentrates are now available and ready to use. These antimicrobial ‘master batches’ are tested and ready. Contact us for more information or your questions, we will be happy to fill you in:

  • SANI-ABS
    An ABS material with generic characteristics treated by Parx Plastics applying a patented method to achieve an effect that inhibits the growth of bacteria.
  • SANICOPOLYMERTRITAN
    A food grade copolyester material by Eastman treated by Parx Plastics applying a patented method to achieve an effect that inhibits the growth of bacteria while remaining food grade compliance.
  • SANI-ETHYLENE
    A polyethylene material treated by Parx Plastics applying a patented method to achieve an effect that inhibits the growth of bacteria.
  • SANIPROPYLENE
    A polypropylene material treated by Parx Plastics applying a patented method to achieve an effect that inhibits the growth of bacteria.

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Parx Plastics WINNER World Technology Award
At the TIME Conference Center in New York, Parx Plastics wins the World Technology Award for Materials. The biocompatible antibacterial technology was identified as an innovation with the likely long-term significance. Other winners in this years competition were: Elon Musk (Tesla/SpaceX), Nick Woodman (CEO of GoPro), Palmer Luckey (Founder, Oculus) Read more…


Antibacterial: a global interest

Controlling the breeding of bacteria has now reached global awareness and will be the main focus in the consumer market for upcoming years. Antibacterial and antiseptic objects would not only help reducing risks in underdeveloped countries, but shows to be a valuable precaution and contribution to the (food) safety in the modern world.

In this context Parx Plastics has done extensive biomimetic research in cooperation with renown universities, and has been able to find a unique way to create Sanipolymers™. Plastic objects created with Sanipolymers™ thus obtain functionalities to effectively inhibit the growth of bacteria up to 99% according to ISO 22196 tests.


NO HARMFULL SUBSTANCES

Parx Plastics makes use of only allowed substances. All substances we use are allowed in plastics that come in contact with foodstuff. We do not use chemicals, biocides, heavy metals, quaternary salts or nano-particles. So we do not use substances such as Triclosan or Silver for example. As a reference what we use is present in food and necessary in your daily diet. It is completely safe for humans, animals and the environment.
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