Acrylx Applicator Gun
The Acrylx applicator gun appears the same as a gun I have. Can I use my gun with the Acrylx cartridge?
Maybe. This type of gun is commonly used in the dental and adhesive market. There is more than one style and some companies use more than one gun. The Acrylx applicator gun is designed for 1:1 and 2:1 cartridge systems. This information is usually on the gun. Applicator guns for ProTemp or Integrity are not compatible. Check your gun for information near the handle and call IMEX with any questions. The cost of Acrylx, compared to many dental products is so favorable that purchase of another gun if required becomes insignificant.
Are the mixing tips, tubes, applicator gun, and cartridge sterile?
No, these are all non-sterile. Customers typically use a two-phase technique when applying acrylic and pin frames. The first phase is the sterile phase and includes surgical approach, reduction, pin application, and closure. The second, non-sterile phase, includes application of tubing mold and Acrylx followed by any final reduction and cure. Occasionally, surgeons have sterilized these components using ethylene oxide, but it has not been proven that the actual resin is sterile.
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