PLACTIVE AN1™ is an innovative Nanocomposite developed with a high quality PLA and a patented, scientifically validated and highly effective Nano-Copper additive. This unique combination of technologies brings the following characteristics to our products:
Antibacterial action has been scientifically validated eliminating more than 99.99% of fungi, viruses, bacteria and a wide range of microorganisms.
Antibacterial properties confirmed by two microbiology laboratories in Chile and USA.
PLACTIVE™ is a FDA Registered Material and EU compliant (No. 10/2011, No. 1935/2004 and No. 2023/2006).
The manufacturer also has certification ISO 9001/2015 and is REACH compliant.
It has thermoforming characteristics that facilitates post-processing and final adjustments of the 3D printed application.
Clinically tested in prosthesis for amputees with excellent results. Ideal for the manufacture of other medical applications where it’s dangerous to have bacterial contamination, such as postoperative prostheses, wound dressing and surgical equipment
The Nano-Additive mantains all the mechanical properties of the material.
PLACTIVE is currently being tested by NASA to evaluate its impact on interplanetary microbial contamination.
Non-toxic product and environmentally friendly (biodegradable).
PLACTIVE ™ ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY
This graphic shows the results of 2 studies conducted by microbiology laboratories in USA and Chile1,2. Both studies confirm that the Colony Forming Units (CFU) of Staphylococcus aureus MRSA and Escherichia coli DH5α, falls abruptly during the first 6 hours of exposure to PLACTIVE (>95%), continuing the elimination of bacterial strains until reaching >98% elimination at 8 hours and >99.99% elimination at 24 hours.
1. SITU Biosciences Microbiology Laboratory, USA.
2. Microbiology Laboratory of Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile.
3D PRINTER CONFIGURATION PARAMETERS WITH PLACTIVE ™
PRINTING TEMP. 190 - 210 °C PRINTING SPEED 40 - 50 MM/SEG LAYER HEIGHT ≥ 0.1 MM PRINT BED TEMP. ± 0 - 60 °C
MATERIAL PROPERTIES OF PLACTIVE ™
Physical Properties PLACTIVE ™ ASIM Method Specific Gravity, g/cc 1.24 D792 MFR, g/10 min(2) 6 D1238 Relative Viscosity(3) 4.0 D5225 Clarity Transparent Peak Melt Temperature, °C 145-160 D3418 Glass Transition Temperature, °C 55-60 D3418 Mechanical Property Tensile Yield Strength, psi (MPa) 8700 (60) D882 Tensile Strength at Break, psi (MPa) 7700 (53) D882 Tensile Modulus, psi (MPa) 524,000 (3.6) D882 Tensile Elongation, % 6 D882 Notched Izod Impact, ft-lb/in (J/m) 0.3 (16) D256 Flexural Strength, psi (MPa) 12,000 (83) D790 Flexural Modulus, psi (MPa) 555,000 (3.8) D790 Heat Distortion Temperature, °C
66 psi (0.45 MPa)
“Keep the package sealed until ready to use and promptly reseal any unused material”
(1) Typical properties for injection molded amorphous bars; not to be construed as specifications.
(2) 210 °C/2. 16kg
(3) RV measured at 1.0 g/dL in chicroform at 30°C
*values can vary by +/- 5% due to environmental conditions