The usages of Parx technology are almost as versatile as there are products in the world. It helps prevent infection by creating cleaner surfaces on the products where it is integrated, to reduce challenges such as bacterial growth and biofilm in products related to packaging, air conditioning, ventilation, water supply, drains, etc. Furthermore, it can be used in implants and prostheses where you also want to avoid bacterial and infectious problems.

Food safety and freshness

Keep food fresh for longer and deliver the highest level of food safety. Preventing cross-contamination and preventing the adhesion and proliferation of bacteria on food contact surfaces and packaging. Reducing the risks of outbreaks, reducing bad smell, improving the freshness of the product and ultimately improving the quality and the shelf life.

 

Medical applications

Probably the topmost risk related to medical implants is: risk of infection. Plus, biofilm formation on implant surfaces shelters the bacteria and encourages persistence of infection. Preventing biofilm and the proliferation of bacteria on the surface of the implants with the biocompatible technology of Parx mimics the defense mechanism of the human immune system. Increasing the safety of plastic materials in hospital environments dramatically reduces the nosocomial problems of contaminations and infections common in these environments.

By preventing biofilms (bacteria) and spreading them on the surface of the implants with the biocompatible Parx technology, the defense mechanism of the human immune system is mimicked. Increasing the safety of plastic materials in hospital environments could reduce the spread / spread of nosocomial infections (ref hospital infections).

For example, it can be mentioned that 0.5-1% of patients who have a prosthesis inserted into the hip, and 0.5-2% of those who have a knee prosthesis must be reoperated due to bacterial infection around the prosthesis. In Norway alone, there are just over 20,000 people who get a joint prosthesis every year.

 

Overal improved hygiene

The benefits of a more hygienic surface are endless and the applications endless. Products containing the Parx technology achieve greater security when used than similar products without this technology. We can cite many examples, but one of these is plastic boxes in the security check at airports, shopping carts etc. - plastic products that many people use all the time. There are many studies and publications that confirm the challenges associated with virus and bacterial infection through products.

The security of a material is a value regardless of the type of application; Parx technology provides an important technical feature for all applications. We at ZINCIN AS have already integrated the technology into many types of products and more are coming. 

 

Against mold and discoloration

The technology also works against mold growth. Preventing mold growth, means preventing discolouration, preventing black dots and preventing the compromising of the material strenght. Keeping materials sanitised and stronger. Providing a longer lasting durability. 

 

Pipes & drains

Preventing clogging, leakages and providing the utmost safety when it comes to clean water supply and drainage. The improved mechanical properties of plastics realised with the technologies result in the prevention of adhesion of biofilm and bacteria. No biofilm build-up in pipes and tubes prevents clogging and leakages. It improves the overall hygiene and prevents outbreaks. With our technologies there is also a build-in protection against legionella that normally grows very well in in these conditions. 

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