PalaXtreme offers high-impact strength, excellent handling characteristics, colour stability, fast results and allergy friendliness. The new "core shell" technology minimises the risk of fractures, especially for implant supported dentures.
PalaXtreme is a high-impact, self-curing dental acrylic that offers labs great flexibility. The acrylic is just as easy to use as - or even easier than - conventional autopolymerising materials for both pouring and injection techniques. The acrylic also minimises the risk of allergies for technicians and patients - proving that it is both strong and gentle at the same time. In an international pre-launch test of 28 dental technicians from 7 countries, 96 per cent (27 of 28) said they would switch to PalaXtreme.
PalaXtreme gets its fracture toughness from the new "core shell technology" - polymer pearls with a flexible micro-core. The flexible core prevents the pearl from breaking and acts as a shock absorber to prevent any microscopic damage from spreading to other pearls.
As a result of the extreme durability and colour stability of PalaXtreme, dental labs can minimise material-based complaints and reduce the amount of time lost on warranty repairs. PalaXtreme exceeds both of the pass/fail durability tests of ISO 20795 for maximum stress intensity (184.108.40.206) and total fracture of work (220.127.116.11). It also far exceeds the standard's requirements for thermal colour stability (8.4), so that whitening is not an issue.
Efficiency and productivity-boosting
Since PalaXtreme covers every indication, it can replace multiple brands of acrylics to save space and simplify the selection of materials. Dental labs will also benefit from having a competent partner who can help them master new techniques, such as injection, or learn special tips and tricks to make their labs more cost- and time-efficient.
PalaXtreme is more than extremely durable, high-quality and cost-effective. It's extremely gentle as well. With very low levels of residual monomers and no free peroxide, it protects technicians against the development of allergies, a common occupational risk of long term acrylic use. Advantages at a glance:
- Passes both ISO 20795 tests of maximum stress intensity (2.39 MPa*m1/2) and total fracture of work (1,128 J/m2).
- High-impact strength ensures minimal usage damage and less time-consuming warranty work for all indications including implant-borne dentures.
- Easy handling for all indications and injection technique-compatible.
- Exceeds strict colour stability requirements of ISO 20795.
- Quick pouring and long processing times: pour multiple denture bases with a single mix to save time and cut costs.
- Extremely low levels of residual monomer (2.03%) ensure patient safety and protect technicians against the development of monomer allergies (exceeds ISO cold cure and heat cure thresholds).