Parx Plastics adds PMMA grades to antimicrobials portfolio


The young Netherlands-based company Parx Plastics (Rotterdam) announced that it has completed verification tests on several grades of acrylics (PMMA) and is adding them to its portfolio of antimicrobial concentrates. These thermoplastics are used for the production of lightweight, shatter-resistant sheets that can be formed into shapes for hospital beds.

Parx Plastics has pioneered a biomimetic approach to the design and engineering of a material that inhibits the growth of bacteria on plastics. A team of 11 professors, scientists and researchers have collaborated with a renowned European university for chemistry to produce a proprietary innovation for plastics that attains a 99% rate of antibacterial/antimicrobial effectiveness according to ISO 22196.

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