Parx’ antimicrobial technology withstands 1,000 dishwasher cycles

“These tests clearly confirm our technology is an intrinsic part of the material and is not migrating under the harsh conditions of a dishwasher. Withstanding 1,000 dishwasher cycles without losing effectiveness is a tremendous milestone, setting new standards. And since 2015 our technology even got beter.” says Michaël van der Jagt, CEO of Parx Plastics. 

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PARX PLASTICS PATENT GRANTED FOR PERMANENT IMPLANT APPLICATION

Parx Plastics NV announces that the Italian Ministry of Economic Development issued the patent certificate for the industrial invention covering the company’s technologies to create antimicrobial and antibiofilm functionality on the surface of Vitamin E-blended Ultra-High-Molecular-Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) for orthopedic prosthetic devices. 

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DISCOUNTER LEADING THE WAY IN HYGIENE AND CROSS CONTAMINATION PREVENTION

Leading the way to guarantee the utmost hygiene, Aldi in USA has been implementing shelf liners produced with the aid of the Parx Plastics technologies. These technologies are integrated in the manufacturing process of the extruded sheets and have the ability to prevent adhesion of biofilm and bacteria. The technology is creating a surface with a build-in defense mechanism against adherent cells, making sure the surfaces stay cleaner for longer.

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Bad Debtor China

Today it became clear to Parx Plastics NV (Euronext: MLPRX) (“Parx” or the “Company”) that Ningbo BMQ Technology Development, Co., Ltd (“BMQ”), Parx' sole distributor for mainland China, will most likely not be able to pay the outstanding invoices of Parx.

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PARX PLASTICS FINALISES STRUCTURING FOR SILICONE MARKET

Silaritiy NV, a Dutch entity founded in 2017, becomes part of Parx Plastics NV after a restructuring of the shares in Silarity. Parx Plastics acquired a majority of the shares in Silarity. Silarity is dedicated to manage, market and sale bio-derived technologies for silicone materials starting with antimicrobial technologies based on or derived from the Parx Plastics patents and knowhow.

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PARX PLASTICS GIVES UPDATE ON THE APPROVAL OF ITS PATENTS IN USA & CHINA

The patent application process that started off by a filing by Parx Plastics NV of a PCT (Patented Cooperation Treaty) has been fully completed. By the receipt of the official certificates the national patent application processes for the protection of a Parx Plastics NV technology in USA and China, has been fully completed. The patents are granted for the USA and the China market.

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What are the benefits of a more hygienic surface?

Plastic-free fruits and vegetables in supermarkets are a topical matter today and we feel that is a good thing. Do we really need 4 apples on a cardboard bowl with a plastic wrap and additional plastic labeling? These products present beautifully in supermarkets as a ‘naked’ product. This is what Alco Designs in USA has been doing for many years with many of the leading US retailers.

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POSITIVE TRIAL RESULTS WITH PARX TECHNOLOGY IN DENTAL APPLICATIONS

In-vivo trials incorporating the Parx antimicrobial and antibiofilm technology show significant benefits of the technology in dental applications for example in contact with damaged gums, as it is delivering fast(er) healing after prosthetic surgery, and in contact with teeth, as it is preventing plaque build-up. This technology has the potential to change the world of dentistry and seriously reduce infection risks associated with these procedures.

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New PS micro foam with Parx Plastics technology

Creating floor tiles through a rather new technology referred to as PS Micro foam technology delivers a very suitable endproduct that can be used for floor tiles or panels. And now with the Parx Plastics technology integrated during the manufacturing process the materials have an improved intrinsic resistance against bacteria and mildew with a performance of Log 5.2 (99,999%) against Staphylococcus aureus and Log 2 (99%) against E.coli.

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XPE foam with 99,9999% antibacterial performance

US Babycare Inc. has integrated the patented Parx Plastics technology into one of their successful product lines for babies and toddlers: Play mats. These colourful and soft cushioning play mats are made from cross-linked polyethylene foam (XPE foam) and integrated with the patented Parx Plastics technology these products are now with the utmost hygienic properties.

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CLOGGED DRAIN PIPE A THING OF THE PAST

UK based Bio Products Group recognized issues with freezer and refrigerator drainage systems in supermarkets and integrated the Parx technologies in the Bio Pipe® and Bio Pad products created a sustainable anti-clogging solution that can reduce call-outs by up to 100% over a period of time, saving supermarkets chains a lot of costs and disruption involved with blocked drains.

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Parx technology effective against Legionella | Anti Legionella Material

A recent test shows that the biocompatible technology developed by Parx Plastics has a significant impact on the growth of Legionella bacteria. Legionella tests are quite difficult to perform as the bacteria need specific conditions to proliferate. However, the laboratory tests performed on request of Parx Plastics show a significant antimicrobial performance on the plastic surface against this strain of bacteria.

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World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions

Parx Plastics has been invited by the World Economic Forum to join and participate in the 12th Annual Meeting of the New Champions. This is the foremost global summit on innovation, science and technology, promoting entrepreneurship in the global public interest. The Annual Meeting of the New Champions will take place in Tianjin, People’s Republic of China.

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Parx solution for Wood Plastic Composite (WPC)

SGS confirms that WPC samples including the patented Parx technology show an antibacterial performance of Log 7 (approx. 99,99999%) on Escherichia coli (ATCC 8739) and a Log 3.5 (approx. 99,94%) on Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 6538P). The tests show that even in a product blend, consisting of only 27% plastic and 73% wood, the use of the Parx technology reduces the bacteria count on the surface of the product significantly.

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Parx @ Propak China 2018

The Parx Plastics technology and solutions will be presented at this years 24th edition of the International Processing & Packaging exhibition in SNIEC Shanghai Pudong. Visit booth number: 3S08 in Hall 3, Juy 11-13, 2018.

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Verified by over 400 ISO 22196 tests

With over 400 tests according to ISO22196 the Parx Plastics technology has become a very well tested and verified technology. Antimicrobial performance proven by over 5 independent internationally accredited laboratories with over 400 tests. 

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