Zinc effective against viruses on plastic surfaces

The video is in English and starring Michaël van der Jagt (general manager and founder of Parx Materials) and HRH Prince Constantijn van Oranje-Nassau (Special Envoy, TechLeap.NL)

New documented studies show that using the body's own trace element in plastic, as Parx's technology does, reduces viruses five times faster than normal.

Rotterdam - The Netherlands (June 10, 2020) – Parx Materials has developed a technology to make polymers resistant to bacteria, mold and biofilm by using a trace element with the greatest biological significance. The technology is inspired by nature, and the way the defense mechanism of human skin protects us from bacteria and viruses. The trace element of zinc is important for the immune system to function well, and by integrating this element into polymers, Parx Materials is able to create an antimicrobial performance of 99.9% and higher.

Viruses are known to survive up to 2-3 days on plastic surfaces (sometimes even longer). New independent tests performed according to the ISO 21702 standard, and using Human Corona E229 virus , show that the technology of Parx Materials achieves a significant effect against this virus. The technology reduces the virus five times faster than on regular solid plastic surfaces. The technology also brings down the H1N1 virus by 99.99% in just 8 hours in textiles produced with Parx Materials technology.

Parx Materials technology is unique in that it is the only effective broad-spectrum solution available today that does not use toxic substances, does not migrate (does not leak out), and does not harm the material in any way. This means that nothing harmful or toxic is added to the product. The material properties are not changed, nor is the possibility of recycling / recycling, and that nothing comes out of the material. When nothing leaks (that the technology is in one with the product) it also means that the technology does not lose functionality over time. It is a 100% safe and sustainable solution, and with a high efficiency that prevents the spread of bacteria and prevents the formation of biofilm on plastic surfaces. Now also a proven effective against viruses!

"It is a great honor for me to participate in this event that celebrates Parx's breakthrough in antiviral surfaces. We know Parx Material from their antibacterial surfaces, and now, in times of Covid, this is an incredibly relevant breakthrough. ”

HRH Prince Constantine of Orange-Nassau
Envoy, TechLeap.NL

The virus tests were not executed with current Covid-19 causing virus as this is currently prohibited for commercial laboratories. But the E229 Coronavirus was selected as it has a good number of similarities to the Covid-19 virus.

Because of the unique characteristics of the technology it can be used in almost any plastic surface creating a surface with an intrinsic resistance to bacteria, molds, fungi, biofilm and viruses.

Below you find the test overview in english.

The Parx Materials technology was tested by independent laboratories following the below procedures:

ISO22196 ANTIMICROBIAL PERFORMANCE OF PLASTIC AND NON-POROUS SURFACES

Efficacy: 99.9% (log3) up to 99.99999% (log7)
Tested with:
Staphylococcus aureus
Staphylococcus epidermidis
Clostridium difficile
Listeria
MRSA
Streptococcus mitis
Streptococcus sangius
A hemolytic streptococcus
Escherichia coli
Salmonella
Acinetobacter baumannii
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Enterobacter cloacae
Legionella pneumophila
Fusobacterium nucleatum
Eikenella corrodens
Klebsiella pneumoniae

ISO20743 ANTIMICROBIAL PERFORMANCE ON TEXTILES AND POROUS SURFACES

Efficacy: 99.9% (Log 3) and higher
Tested with:
Staphylococcus aureus
Escherichia coli

ISO21702 ANTIVIRAL ACTIVITY ON PLASTICS AND NON-POROUS SURFACES

Efficacy: 5X faster reduction
Tested with:
Human Corona E229 virus

ISO18184 DETERMINATION OF ANTIVIRAL ACTIVITY OF TEXTILE PRODUCTS

Efficacy: 99.9% after 8 hours
Tested with:
H1N1 virus

ISO846 PERFORMANCE AGAINST MOLDS AND FUNGI

Efficacy: Highest performance rating 0 - 1 
Tested with:
Aspergillus niger
Chaetomium globosum

Press release available in English, Dutch and Italian.

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