PARX PLASTICS WINNER RED HERRING 100 EUROPE

PARX PLASTICS WINNER RED HERRING 100 EUROPE

Parx Plastics, developer of biocompatible antibacterial plastics, has been recognized as a Red Herring Europe 2016 winner for its innovative technology to make plastics antimicrobial. The Parx Plastics’ technology is unique as it combines two advantages over existing technologies: the technology makes use of a fully biocompatible element and the technology is not migrating.

The secret of a bag

The secret of a bag

THE SECRET OF A BAG
A fashion bag always hides a secret, small or large. Our secret is our very ambitious project as well, a new brand, a new reality, another challenge.

Innovation Expo

Innovation Expo

On April 14th Parx Plastics will be one of the 200 Dutch innovations that will present themselves at the 6th Innovation Expo in Amsterdam. Be invited to come and see the 200 innovations that bring solutions to global challenges.

Parx Plastics in Elsevier magazine

Parx Plastics in Elsevier magazine

The technology of Parx Plastics features in edition 46 (14th November 2015) of Dutch magazine Elsevier. Elsevier is an academic publishing company that publishes medical and scientific literature. The article is written by Simon Rozendaal honorary member of the Royal Netherlands Chemical Society

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The Topmost Player

Parx Plastics identified as The Topmost Player

© Research and Markets

© Research and Markets

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Antimicrobial Plastic Market by Type (Commodity Plastic, Engineering Plastic, and High Performance Plastic) by Application (Healthcare, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Automotive, Construction, and Others) & by Region - Global Forecast to 2020" report to their offering.

The antimicrobial plastic market is expected to register a CAGR of 7.7%, by volume, in the next five years, to reach 5,657.6 KT by 2020.

Furthermore in this report Parx Plastics BV is identified as "The Topmost Player" in article 10.6 of the report.  

The report covers the antimicrobial plastic market and its trends for applications, such as health care, packaging, consumer goods, automotive, and construction. Health care is the key application of antimicrobial plastic, followed by packaging and consumer goods. This application accounted for 40.0% share of the market in 2014. Health care and packaging applications of antimicrobial plastic are projected to witness the highest CAGR of 7.8%, each, by volume, between 2015 and 2020.

Find the report details here: http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fc34fr/antimicrobial

Read more at Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/05/research-and-markets-idUSnBw055732a+100+BSW20151105#4CWSGZfIYoChAOHF.99

 

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ECOFRIENDLY PROTECTION AGAINST DISCOLORATION, FUNGUSES AND BACTERIA FOR SUNBEDS

ECOFRIENDLY PROTECTION AGAINST DISCOLORATION, FUNGUSES AND BACTERIA FOR SUNBEDS

The Italian textile producer Ramfil s.r.l. has teamed up with Parx Plastics to incorporated Parx’ antimicrobial Sanipolymers into the yarns of the textiles used for sunbeds, beach chairs and umbrellas. Incorporating this biocompatible technology a modification is made to the materials mechanical/physical characteristics, which make the materials inhibit the growth of bacteria and funguses without using any harmful substances. In fact the technology makes use of one of the human bodies most abundant trace elements to achieve this effect. A technology that is not migrating/that is not leaching out and is not making use of any harmful substances. It is biocompatible and perfectly safe in contact with skin and lasts through out the lifetime of the product. 

ANTIBACTERIAL ACRYLIC (PMMA) FOR HOSPITAL BEDS

ANTIBACTERIAL ACRYLIC (PMMA) FOR HOSPITAL BEDS

Parx Plastics has finished it verification tests on different grades of acrylics (PMMA) and adds them to the portfolio of antimicrobial concentrates. These thermoplastics are used for the production of sheets that are lightweight and shatter-resistant which are ideal to be formed into shapes for hospital beds.

This new material brings the Parx technology into area’s where antimicrobial resistance is a topic of discussion.  Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) refers to the ability of micro-organisms to withstand antimicrobial treatments. The overuse or misuse of antibiotics has been linked to the emergence and spread of micro-organisms which are resistant to them, rendering treatment ineffective and posing a serious risk to public health.

Antimicrobial WFC for Emergency Medical Care Units

Antimicrobial WFC for Emergency Medical Care Units

Parx Plastics teamed up with Aviplast WFC/Deltawood, a developer of semi-permanent emergency hospital care units made out of wood fiber composite (WFC). This WFC material consists of 75% wood fibers from recycled waste or rest wood in combination of 25% plastic (PP) resin. Parx Plastics successfully applied it’s patented antimicrobial technology to this material and these emergency hospital care units can now have an antibacterial property of up to 99% within 24 hours, measured according to ISO22196.

“NEW HEROES" by VNO NCW

Parx Plastics is one of the ten nominees for the “NIEUWE HELDEN” (New Heroes) award 2015. The “New Hero” election is organized by VNO NCW since 2013 to give the attendees a podium to share their vision, pasion and excellent entrepreneur skills in the intention to motivate and stimulate others.

Michaël van der Jagt, Parx Plastics pitching during VNO NCW event.

Michaël van der Jagt, Parx Plastics pitching during VNO NCW event.

Medtec Europe 2015

Parx Plastics will be exhibiting during Medtec Europe 2015, 21-23 April Stuttgart, Germany. Visit us in Hall 3, Stand 3G60.

Elmia polymer

Parx Plastics is proud to have materials on display in the PlasTactic area (curated by Materialbiblioteket) of the Elmia Polymer tradeshow. Elmia Polymer is Scandinavia’s largest trade fair focusing exclusively on the plastics and rubber industry. The fair, which is organised at the heart of the market, offers a high-class selection in the fields of injection moulding, extrusion and compounding.

Supporting young talent

Parx Plastics supports Classic Young Masters with premium licenses NeoScores.

Classic Young Masters, an organization providing support to young musical talents to help them on their way becoming professional musicians, is supported by Parx Plastics by providing them with 250 premium licenses to the innovative sheet music application NeoScores. NeoScores developed the digital alternative for sheet music and targets to be the “itunes for sheet music”.

During the first event of Classic Young Masters in 2015 the young talents Mayte Levenbach(violin) & Oxana Thijssen (harp) received the first licenses. read more…

KPMG New Horizons event

Michaël van der Jagt, Parx Plastics  and host Rens de Jong

Michaël van der Jagt, Parx Plastics  and host Rens de Jong

KPMG New Horizons is an annual event bringing the corporate world closer together with the startup world. The idea is to link the two and make them learn from each other. What are corporates looking for? What is required by Startups? 

Bridging the gap between corporates and startups
KPMG Innovative Startups helps large organizations to identify and work with the best in class startups to spur innovation. We work with startups to build new products and services for our clients and KPMG.

Parx Plastics Winner World Technology Award

Parx Plastics Winner World Technology Award

Parx Plastics winner World Technology Award

At the TIME Conference Center in New York, Parx Plastics wins the World Technology Award for Materials. The Parx technology was identified as an innovation with the likely long-term significance.

Once a year The WorldTechnology Network brings together many of the world’s most innovative individuals and organizations in science, technology, and related fields to present, discuss and celebrate innovations and accomplishments. In this years edition Parx Plastics was awarded for its inventions creating a biocompatible antibacterial plastic. The technology developed by Parx Plastics is unique in its kind as it is fully biocompatible, ecofriendly, non-toxic and without substances leaching from the plastic.

Saniconcentrate™ into mass production

Saniconcentrate™ into mass production

The world’s first biocompatible and non-toxic technology for antibacterial plastic into mass production

Biomimetic solution for safe antimicrobial plastics in mass production

Parx Plastics is launching its first ready to use Saniconcentrates™ for manufacturers in Europe and the US to safely create self-sanitizing products with an antibacterial property of up to 99% within 24 hours.

Parx on Wired.co.uk

Parx Plastics has created the technology to make plastics antibacterial and biocompatible. The invention - a treatment sold by the kilo - stands to impact all industries, from household goods to the medical sector, and got the team behind it to this year’s Tech All Stars final, a startup competition run by the European Commission.  Read more...

One of Europe’s Top-3 Tech Startups

One of Europe’s Top-3 Tech Startups

The European Commission has announces Parx Plastics as one of Europe’s TOP 3 Startups.

The European Commission’s vice-president Neelie Kroes introduced the Tech All Stars competition by urging the backing of Europe’s young startups “Europe has the talent. It needs founders like you to believe it. It’s you who can come up with the good ideas and shake it all up. Start forging tomorrow’s economy. Create the jobs. Change the world. Because that’s what startups and entrepreneurs do.”

Antimicrobial BASF Terluran® GP-35 ABS copolymer

Antimicrobial BASF Terluran® GP-35 ABS copolymer

Parx Plastics successfully adds antimicrobial property to BASF Terluran® GP-35 ABS copolymer

Parx Plastics announces on target results with BASF Terluran® GP-35 ABS copolymer. Terluran® is a standard ABS grade with a low viscosity with a very wide range of applications. ISO 22196 testing by a TÜV-certified laboratory show an antimicrobial effect of 98-99% for Escherichia Coli (Gram-) and Staphilococcus Aurus (Gram+) bacteria. Terluran® GP-35 is a so called “world grade” material as it is available throughout the world and now with the aid of the patented technology of Parx Plastics it can incorporate an effective antimicrobial property. 

Parx antibacterial plastic can prolong the shelf life of food

NON-SCIENTIFIC TEST SUPPORTS HYPOTHESES THAT PARX ANTIBACTERIAL PLASTIC CAN PROLONG THE SHELF LIFE OF FOOD

We have taken an untreated cup and a cup treated by the Parx Plastics innovative technology to make plastic antibacterial and we have filled them up with milk. The cups have been left outside the refrigerator for 10 days and the result is visible below. 

Disclaimer: this is a non-scientific tests. It is merely a trial to see if our hypotheses is supported.