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Copper 3D MDflex Antimicrobial TPU98A
Copper 3D MDflex Antimicrobial TPU98A
Copper 3D MDflex Antimicrobial TPU98A
Copper 3D MDflex Antimicrobial TPU98A
Copper 3D MDflex Antimicrobial TPU98A
Copper 3D MDflex Antimicrobial TPU98A
Copper 3D MDflex Antimicrobial TPU98A
Copper 3D MDflex Antimicrobial TPU98A

Copper 3D MDflex Antimicrobial TPU98A

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MD1Flex is an innovative Nanocomposite developed with a high quality TPU98A and a patented, scientifically validated and highly effective Nano-Copper additive. This unique combination of technologies brings the following characteristics to the products:

  • Antibacterial action has been scientifically validated eliminating more than 99.99% of fungi, viruses, bacteria and a wide range of microorganisms.
  • 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 orthopedic insoles.
  • Antibacterial properties confirmed by two microbiology laboratories in Chile and USA. PLACTIVE™ is a FDA Registered Material and EU compliant (No. 10/2011 and No. 2023/2006). It is a Biocompatible Material, certified as a non-cytotoxic and skin contact approved material by the ISO 10993 standard. The manufacturer also has certification ISO 9001/2015 and is REACH compliant.
  • The Nano-Additive maintains all the mechanical properties of the TPU98A material like strong & flexibility, high heat resistance (138°C), 450% elongation at break and easy to print at vel. >75mm/s.
  • MD1 Flex has a food contact clearance No. 1935/2004.
Color
  • Red
  • Grey Blue
Filament Diameter
  • 1.75mm
  • 2.85mm

 

Description:

Filament Material Type
TPU
Print Technology
FDM / FFF
Filament Diameter
1.75
2.85
Country of Origin
Chile
Print Temperature
235±10°C
Weight
500g
Reference Code
copper3d_mdflex
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Copper 3D MDFlex Antimicrobial TPU98A

Character
Antimicrobial Effectiveness
Flexibility
Food Safe
Odorless
  • Diameter: 1.75 & 2.85 mm (±0.05 mm)
  • Weight: 500g

DESCRIPTION

Copper 3D is a USA/ Chilean based company founded by professionals passionate about the impact that new technologies have on the quality of life of people. Copper3D uses the best Nano-Copper additive in the world, functionalized and improved to provide the best antimicrobial action against a wide range of microorganisms.

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 the products:

  • Antibacterial action has been scientifically validated eliminating more than 99.99% of fungi, viruses, bacteria and a wide range of microorganisms.
  • 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 prostheseswound dressing and orthopedic insoles
  • Antibacterial properties confirmed by two microbiology laboratories in Chile and USA. PLACTIVE™ is a FDA Registered Material and EU compliant (No. 10/2011 and No. 2023/2006). The manufacturer also has certification ISO 9001/2015 and is REACH compliant.
  • The Nano-Additive maintains all the mechanical properties of the TPU98A material like strong & flexibility, high heat resistance (138°C), 450% elongation at break and easy to print at vel. >75mm/s.
  • MD1 Flex has a food contact clearance No. 1935/2004.

MDFlex ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY

These graphics shows the results of studies conducted by microbiology laboratories in USA, Chile and Dubai1,2,3. These studies confirm that the Colony Forming Units (CFU) of Staphylococcus aureus MRSA and Escherichia coli DH5α and other common microbes, falls abruptly during the first minutes in contact with MDFlex, continuing the elimination of bacterial strains until reaching >99.99% elimination at 24 hours.

1. SITU Biosciences Microbiology Laboratory, USA.
2. Microbiology Laboratory of Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile.
3. Al Hoty Stanger Laboratories, Dubai

ABOUT ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF COPPER

Copper and Nano Copper inhibits the replication and propagation abilities of SARS- CoV4, influenza5 and other respiratory viruses, having a high antimicrobial (antiviral and antibacterial) potential and, as Copper can inactivate viruses as SARS-like and SARS- Cov4, influenza virus5, H1N1, and eliminates dangerous bacteria like Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Listeria, among others6, after a short period of exposure, Copper3D’s PLACTIVE® and Mdflex® could be an effective and low-cost complementary strategy to help reducing transmission of several infectious diseases by limiting nosocomial infectious transmission.

References

4. Han J, Chen L, Duan S, Yang Q, Yang M, Gao C, et al. Efficient and quick inactivation of SARS, coronavirus and other microbes exposed to the surfaces of some metal catalysts. Biomed Environ Sci BES, 2005.
5. Borkow G, Zhou SS, Page T, Gabbay J. A novel anti-influenza copper oxide containing respiratory face mask. PloS One. June 25, 2010;5(6):e11295.
6. Copper3D Inc. laboratory tests.

COVID-19

The COVID-19 is becoming the most devasting pandemic in modern history and the only effective strategy to stop new infections have been the promotion of the use of masks, the importance of hand washing, remaining home and waiting until the scientific community develop a more straightforward strategy to deal with the SARS-CoV-2.

SARS-CoV-2, when compared with the SARS-CoV-1, is inactivated faster using copper and the use of smaller particles can reduce inactivation time from hours to seconds. 1, 2

These analyses support the incorporation of copper alloys or iembedded copper materials on sanitary dependences and mass compsumption products as a complementary strategy that may help reduce bacterial and viral load, therefore; limiting nosocomial infectious and reduce transmission from touching surfaces.

KNOW MORE ABOUT OUR NEW ANTIMICROBIAL AND FLEXIBLE MASK, NANOHACK MAVERICK

Basically, there is a breakdown in the global stock of face masks, and it is a basic necessity for general population in most countries. In many places the authorities have also recommended the use of these masks (or similar) on public transport. These masks, despite being effective, also have some problems like poor lateral fit, short lifecycle (about 8 hours, trash waste), and have another even more serious problem. Respiratory viruses, specifically SARS-Cov-2 (COVID-19) can live up to 72 hours on different surfaces. This is a problem since using a conventional mask, at the end of the day we would have a high viral load trapped within millimeters of our nose and mouth, further exposing ourselves to these dangerous microbes. Our approach is to use active (antimicrobial) materials to address this problem, with a unique value proposal: THE FIRST Antimicrobial, Reusable, Washable face mask ever designed. THE FIRST Antimicrobial, Reusable, Biocompatible, Washable and N99 standard face mask ever designed.

APPLICATIONS OF MATERIAL

Technical Specifications

Material TypeMD1Flex Antimicrobial PLA
Layer Height≥  0.1 mm
Print Temperature235±10°C
Heated Bed Temperature0°C-60°C
Heated Bed SurfacePEX, PEI, glass, magnet plate etc.
AdhersiveGlue stick, 3DLac, PVA glue
Heated Chamber / EnclosureNot needed
Print Speed

75mm/seg

Net Weight500g per Spool
Special Gravity1.16
Tensile Strength at Yield50 MPa
Elongation450%
Tensile Modulus150MPa
Melting Temperature225°C
Glass Transition Temperature -16 °C
Vicat softening temperature138 °C

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