Experts in Nanotechnology and Antibacterial Copper
Our additive NanoCu CZ1 offers an antimicrobial solution for a wide range of products, by incorporating copper-based nanotechnology which reduces the growth and reproduction of bacteria, virus and fungi.
The active ingredient in our technology is copper, the only metal certified by EPA (Enviromental Protection Agency) as an antimicrobial agent. In addition, copper is an element essential to human life, unlike other metals used as antimicrobial agents.
Nanocu PCZ001 is incorporated into the product manufacturing process. Once in it, it works releasing copper ions in a continuous and controlled way
Microorganisms that come in contact with these ions suffer irreparable damage to their membrane and cellular structure causing their death.
Plasticopper's technology allows incorporating the antimicrobial property of copper in a wide range of products.
We work together with our customers developing custom solutions (tailor made) that deliver added value and market differentiation to their products.
Plasticopper additives continuously reduce the presence of microorganisms (bacteria, virus and fungi) on surfaces.
In addition, they increase the product lifetime and prolong the duration of the cleaning.
News & Articles
"3D printed filament, PLACTIVETM, can be effectively used for the development of functional 3D printed finger prostheses"
Plasticopper antimicrobial technology NanoCu PCZ001 kills up to 99,99% of Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli on 3D printed prostheses, according to the results of a study carried out by the Department of Biomechanics of the University of Nebraska that has recently being published.
“NASA tests Copper3D antibacterial 3D printing filament for space”
The NASA Nebraska Space Grant, in collaboration with the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Chilean company (based in the USA) Copper3D, have begun a study about the potential of a new antibacterial material for 3D printing...
“Super materials made in Chile with copper nanoparticles and cellulose”
Plastics and paints with bactericidal properties and materials highly resistant and lightweight construction are some of the applications of nanotechnology gives new life to local raw materials...
"University of Chile licenses technology with multiple antimicrobial applications"
The innovation will have a substantive impact on all industries related with the manufacture of polymeric materials, from hospital facilities, coatings and textiles, to antiseptic paints and mesh for the salmon industry...
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