Electrically Conductive Compounds for In Vitro Diagnostics

A correct analysis, every time

Premix’s PRE-ELEC® compounds set the standard for the whole industry

Our purpose is to create a safe society. For us, this is not only words but true actions. Hence, we are privileged to provide materials for securing better healthcare all around the world. Premix’s PRE-ELEC® compounds have been used in automated liquid handling applications since early 1990’s. Our electrically conductive materials are widely used in in vitro diagnostics ensuring precise measurement. Electrically conductive plastic compounds enable liquid level detection to guarantee accurate analyses.  Today, we set the material quality standard for the whole industry.

In vitro diagnostics (IVD) are tests done on samples such as blood or tissue that have been taken from the human body. IVD are used to detect diseases, conditions or infections. They add great value to treatment processes and medical diagnoses, thus enhancing the well-being of the public. Needless to say, that top-quality materials play an essential role in this advanced business.

 

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PRE-ELEC® compounds meet the tightest production tolerances of high precision pipette tip moldings.

Photo: Engel (www.engelglobal.com)

 

 

Optimal performance and guaranteed change management process

PRE-ELEC®compounds meet the tightest production tolerances of high precision pipette tip moldings and fulfil the requirements set by IVD technology. They enable liquid level detection and a correct analysis, every time. PRE-ELEC® offers optimal product performance thanks to high melt flow index (MFI) combined with low resistivity. Homogenous, high purity material and consistent batch to batch quality guarantees easy processing with no process downtime.  ​

The materials have been developed in close co-operation with the diagnostics industry. Thus, we can guarantee that the product change management process meets the industry’s standards. Additionally, we are prepared to give availability guarantees according to market requirements.  Premix’s long-term commitment for IVD shows itself in deep understanding of business requirements and ability to turn them into material performance – also in future.

Why PRE-ELEC®

At Premix, we do everything we can to improve the safety of our society – both for people and the environment. Our electrically conductive plastic materials are key factors in improving the safety in the industry. 

Efficiency with minimized production downtime

  • Long and thin-wall (< 0.4 mm) constructions
  • Continuous production with minimized production downtime
  • Fast cycle times (< 6 s)

Easy processing, guaranteed change management

  • High purity, homogeneous material
  • Consistent batch to batch quality
  • Controlled change management
  • Compliant with USP Plastic Class VI  (one of six designations for plastics from General Chapter of the United States Pharmacopeia and National Formulary (USP-NF)

Forerunner of the industry

  • Designed for multi-cavity molds (up to 128 cavities)
  • PRE-ELEC® is the industry reference; it was therefore chosen to be a demonstration material for the world’s first 128 cavity pipette tip mould.​

Case Netstal & Tanner: The world's first system solution for pipette tip production with 128 cavity mould

The most consistent production process with daily output of up to 2 million pipette tips

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Netstal’s all-electric Elion 2800-870 molding machine produces pipette tips on a cycle time of 5.6s. This corresponds to a output of approximately 2 million electrically condutive pipette tips each day.  Photo: Netstal

With each shot 33.28 g of PRE-ELEC® compound will be equally distributed to al 128 cavities resulting pipette tips with wall thickness of 0.33 mm and weigh of 0.26 g.​ Photo: Netstal

We take your health and wellbeing seriously

Health is the most valuable thing in the world. There is no room for mistakes in health- and wellbeing -related operations. Electrically conductive  PRE-ELEC® compounds enable automated liquid level detection and safe hospital environment.

Premix is the leading specialist in electrically conductive plastics and high performance plastic solutions. We are committed to creating innovative and reliable plastic raw material solutions for our customers’ specific needs.

No need for electrically conductive pipette tips but the rack instead? We can do that, too! Ask us for more information!

 

Contact our Diagnostics expert!

Noora Kuusisto

Senior Business Manager
After having spent years in developing our Diagnostics business, I have a deep understanding of the market and its needs. I offer my customers a full support in every step of the way and bring the voice of the customer into our development work.  My customers are at the heart of everything I do!

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