Clean and Sterilized: Sterilization Techniques for Plastics

Removing or killing of pathogenic organisms (including bacterial and fungal spores) from the surfaces of tools used in a medical setting is known as sterilization. Polymers are sterilized using dry heat, autoclaving, ionizing radiation from either gamma rays or E-beam, or with ethylene oxide gas. In addition to currently available methods, researchers are pursuing X-rays and anti-bacterial biomaterials to reduce bacterial infection risks.

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Prosthetics And Plastics: Plastics Have A Leg To Stand On

Since World War II, plastics have been used in the development of prosthetics, allowing for artificial limbs that are lighter, stronger and more versatile than wood or metal.

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Is Your Plastic Product NSF Certified?

NSF International sets global public health and certification standards for food, water, consumer products and the environment. As an independent, accredited organization, the NSF’s mission is to audit, educate and provide risk management for the protection of people and environment.

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Microbe fighting MicroBlok

The use of antimicrobial additives in plastics isn’t new. Biocides have traditionally been added to industrial, commercial, and consumer plastics as a passive means of protecting products from degradation by microorganisms. Plastics Color, a leader in antimicrobial compounds, offers its MicroBlok formulations that are engineered to impede the growth of a wide spectrum of microorganisms on various plastic surfaces.

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Antimicrobials Protect Plastic Containers For Biocides

Plastic containers used for pharmaceutical products, food packaging and many other consumer uses are prone to microbial contamination and biofilm formation. Microorganisms such as mold, mildew, algae and even yeast can impair the service life of untreated plastic containers. MicroBlok®, an additive produced by Plastics Color Corp., helps inhibit the advance of bacteria, fungi and other microbes on treated surfaces. This greatly reduces stains, odors and product deterioration that can occur in plastic containers.

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Antimicrobials Protect Plastic Containers For Biocides

Plastic containers used for pharmaceutical products, food packaging and many other consumer uses are prone to microbial contamination and biofilm formation. Microorganisms such as mold, mildew, algae and even yeast can impair the service life of untreated plastic containers. MicroBlok®, an additive produced by Plastics Color Corp., helps inhibit the advance of bacteria, fungi and other microbes on treated surfaces. This greatly reduces stains, odors and product deterioration that can occur in plastic containers.

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MicroBlok® and Fitsi Health Team Up To Increase Patient Comfort

Fitsi is a plastic hospital bedside caddy designed to gives patients the ability to clean their hands without the help of a caregiver as well as a place to store comfort essentials and personal items. MicroBlok is added in with the colorant and resin to provide a long-term solution to inhibit the growth of a broad spectrum of microorganisms on the treated plastic.

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Plastics Color Corporation White Paper: Liquid Colorant Systems

Liquid colorant is the dispersion of pigments and/or dyes in a liquid carrier that is specially formulated to guarantee the colorant will have total compatibility with the polymers for your processing applications.

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Beautiful Color Meets Antimicrobial Protection with MicroBlok®

Plastics Color Corporation has developed a powerful antimicrobial technology called MicroBlok® to help protect consumers against the harmful germs and microorganisms that lurk everywhere.

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