Is this filament FDA approved?

Yes, PLACTIVE™ is a FDA Registered Material and EU compliant (No. 10/2011, No. 1935/2004 and No. 2023/2006). The manufacturer also has certification ISO 9001/2015 and is REACH compliant.

Are the objects that I create using PLACTIVE really anti-microbial?

ABSOLUTELY YES! This is the magic behind the concept of “Antibacterial 3D Printing”, you can print anything you want with fully antibacterial properties! We call this new kind of objects “AntibiObjects”

Can I manufacture a Medical Device with these materials?

We create this portfolio of materials thinking about people who are developing 3D printed medical devices and other projects where antibacterial properties could play an important role. Although our products are certified and have properties that make them especially suitable for manufacturing medical devices, according to the regulations of each country the medical devices may have to go through an additional certification process

Could this anti-bacterial additive become toxic?

ABSOLUTELY NOT! This patented and scientifically certified additive, when used at the appropriate concentrations, does not produce any toxic effect in healthy people or patients. You can learn more about the clinical performance of PLACTIVE™ HERE

Does this material behave like a conventional PLA or PETG?

Absolutely. It behaves like a high quality PLA or PETG, with its mechanical properties intact. The only (big) difference is that contains an antibacterial nano-additive that does not alter the base polymer.