Body Piercing Material Information: Plastics

A new generation for polymers (acrylics) are being increasingly used in medical situations, and their suitability of body jewellery is widely acknowledged. Anecdotal and empirical evidence, as well as scientific data, indicates that the human body tolerates acrylics exceptionally well.

Flux supply a large range of Fluoro body jewellery (it glows under Ultra Violet light), manufactured from Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA). Considered biologically inert, PMMA is better known under its various brand names, Lucite, Plexiglas, Perspex.

PMMA was amongst the first plastics to be developed in the second and third decades of the twentieth century, and was successfully employed as a substitute for glass in windscreens for motor vehicles and aeroplanes. PMMA became subsequently the material of choice for contact lenses, cosmetic surgery and spinal fixation devices.

Flux supply PMMA ear plugs with a wide variety of front logos.

Flux also supply a fantastic range of high performance polyester ear plugs. This special formula plastic is non toxic and is used in a wide range of surgical applications, including synthetic artery replacements, absorbable sutres, surgical staples, tendon reconstructions, prosthetic heart valves, bone plates and screws, and replacement vertebral discs.

Acrylic jewellery should be frequently cleaned.

NOTE: In extremely rare cases sensitisation can occur . If you suspect that this is the case remove and replace the jewellery.

Flux also supply Ear Plugs made from Casein. Casein is a unique marbled material produced by acid precipitation of pure skimmed milk, which has varied applications as both a foodstuff and a plastic. Manufactured at only two locations in the world, casein is powdered between steel rollers and laid flat. Only 1mm per week can be laid down for the casein to bond effectively. A 16mm ear plug takes 4 months of preparation followed by a further 3 months of hardening. The resulting product is inert. No two plugs have the same pattern.