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Filaticum Antibacterial

20 472 Ft + VAT

Filaticum Antibacterial is a special filament which provides antimicrobial protection against a wide variety of microorganisms. Its antibacterial and fungicide properties are based on metal ions. In objects printed with Filaticum Antibacterial filament, the built-in metal ion complexes block the metabolic processes of bacteria and fungi by an enzymatic reaction, thus preventing their growth. A similar mechanism is present at disinfectants, various preservatives, wash-off and leave-on products.

Filaticum Antibacterial provides lifelong lasting antimicrobial protection against Gram positive (e.g. Enterococcus, Bacillus etc.) and Gram-negative (e.g. Salmonella, Legionella etc.) bacteria, and different fungi, yeasts and algae fungus. Its use is advantageous where the presence of these microorganisms is harmful, e.g. in hospitals, shops, households, beauty salons.  With Filaticum Antibacterial, objects exposed to microbial infection can be 3D printed.

The active metal ion substance is incorporated in the PLA polymer matrix, and it does not have any negative impact on PLA’s favorable mechanical and printing properties. Filaticum Antibacterial can be printed in wide range temperature: 195-215 0C, without changing antibacterial properties. Solubility of the active metal ions and their migration to the surface is very low, so the dissolution from 3D printed objects is minimal, providing long-lasting protection for the object.

The active antimicrobial substance has been extensively tested using internationally accepted methods:  ISO 22196, ASTM E2180 and JIS standards.

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Description

Benefits

  • Extensive protection against bacteria, fungi, and algae
  • Lifelong lasting antimicrobial protection: throughout the whole life of the printed object
  • The active substance has been tested according to internationally accepted standards

Applications

  • Health care: parts of hospital beds, trays, handles, bed frames, chairs, toilet seats
  • Automotive: tools and parts inside the car
  • Trade: parts of shopping carts and shopping baskets
  • Household: bathroom accessories, other household items
  • Parts and elements of sport and leisure equipment
  • Beauty salons: printing of handles, machine parts

 

Material safety datasheet

750-gram Filaticum products are winded on a transparent plastic spool. Spools are sealed with shrink foil, and we deliver them in an environmentally friendly cardboard box which is also covered with shrink wrap.

  • Filament weight: 750 grams
  • Packaged weight: 1,2 kg
  • Spool size: 204 mm x 67 mm
  • Spool hub diameter: 52 mm

Our filaments are also available in 2.5 kg in the webshop:

  • Filament weight: 2,5 kg
  • Packaged weight: 3,3 kg
  • Spool size: 300 mm x 100 mm
  • Spool hub diameter: 52 mm

If you need larger spools (4,5 kg or 9 kg), please contact us!

Filaticum PLA filaments are bio-composite products.

Why bio? The raw materials used are typically natural, derived from renewable resources. The PLA’s raw material is corn, and the additives used in some filaments – e.g. gypsum, carbon fiber, carbon powder – are also natural materials.

Why composite? The filaments contain additives, which make possible to produce filaments with different mechanical, physical and chemical properties, in line with the further application needs. These additives have a positive effect on printability also, and they modify the surface structure of the printed objects.

Thanks to composites, special filaments can be designed and manufactured for different applications. You can read more about composites in our blogpost.

Filaticum filaments can be used in all common 3D printers based on FDM/FFF technology.

 Filaticum pigments

The used pigments result in saturated, bright, and friendly colors. The saturation is retained even on objects printed with thinner wall thicknesses. The pigments reach the best thermal stability value according to DIN 54001 and also achieve the best light resistance value according to DIN 53388.

Food safety compliance

Most of the raw materials and pigments used in the production of Filaticum products comply with the regulations in EU (EC Resolution 98(1) and Commission Regulation 10/2011/EC).

Raw material of Filaticum filaments is RoHS certified and REACH compliant.

Filaticum products do not contain or use any hazardous chemicals in the manufacturing process.

Biodegradability

Filaticum products are made from natural raw materials and are biodegradable under industrial composting conditions.