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We know that not everyone will be an expert in Antimicrobial, X-ray/Metal Detectable or Thermal Polymer technology - That's what we're here for!

 

With that in mind, please find below some answers to questions you may have regarding our various processes and terminologies.  

 
 
 
 

A substance which is added to a polymer matrix to modify properties in some way.

Additive

The destruction or inhibition of the growth of microorganisms.

Antimicrobial

Bacteria are single-celled organisms that exist in their millions, in every environment, inside or outside other organisms.

Bacteria

Biofilms are a collective of one or more types of microorganisms that can grow on many different surfaces. Microorganisms that form biofilms include bacteria, fungi and protists.

Biofilm

A mixture or blend of polymer and additive(s).

Compound

E. coli (Escherichia coli) is a type of bacteria that normally lives in the intestines. A few particularly nasty strains, such as E. coli O157:H7, can cause severe abdominal cramps, bloody diarrhoea and vomiting.

E.Coli

An imaging technique that shows a continuous X-ray image on a monitor.

Fluoroscopy

The use of ambient air or water to cool a system.

Free Air Cooling

A concentrated mix of pigments and/or additives contained within a polymeric carrier.

Masterbatch

A mold or mould is a fungus that grows in the form of multicellular filaments called hyphae.

Mould

MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) refers to a group of gram-positive bacteria that are genetically distinct from other strains of Staphylococcus aureus. MRSA is responsible for several difficult-to-treat infections in humans.

MRSA

Blocking the passage of radiant energy.

Opaque

The process by which a material is altered (physically and visually) by UV light.

Photodegradation

Blocking the passage of various forms of radiation (such as X-rays).

Radiopaque

A plastic polymer material that becomes pliable at a certain temperature and solidifies upon cooling.

Thermoplastic

A polymer that is irreversibly hardened by curing from a soft solid or viscous liquid prepolymer or resin.

Thermosetting

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