Bio innovator in antibacterial plastic named Europe’s top tech startup

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  • Biocompatible technology to make antibacterial plastics
  • Patented technology: no use of chemicals, biocides, heavy metals, nano-particles.
  • Technology is fully biocompatible

Parx Plastics, a Dutch-Italian bio innovator in antibacterial plastic technology, is announced by the European Commission as one of the top 3 tech startups in Europe in the prestigious Tech All Stars competition 2014.

Parx Plastics works with innovative biocompatible technology to make antibacterial plastics. The company HQ is in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, with its research facilities in Bologna, Italy. By applying biomimetics and Nano-technology, a method was developed to make an intrinsic change to plastic resulting in a mechanical/physical property that acts against bacteria and microorganisms. The Parx patented technology does not use chemicals, biocides, heavy metals or nano-particles. It makes use of one of the bodies most abundant trace elements: Zinc.

The technology is fully biocompatible, not toxic and does not leach out of the materials and yet it kills 99% of the bacteria and micro organisms that are on the surface of a product within 24 hours, according to Parx Plastics.
“The technology is really what the market is desperately looking for since todays available solutions are being more and more restricted and proof to have harmful effects on humans and the environment.” states CTO Michele Fiori. He refers to recent scientific publications linking substances used today causing infertility and cancer.

Michael van der Jagt, CEO Parx Plastic presenting during The Founders Forum (source: Parx Plastics)

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