March 1st 2018 by Tony Corbett

Metafix (UK) Ltd strengthens its position in the imaging markets  by acquiring Capix Ltd, the UK distributor for Colenta roller transport processors. Capix also supports its install base of Tecnolab film processors and processing equipment from Kreonite, Wainco and Hope. Brian Peters and engineers Carl and Martin remain and continue to run Capix Ltd as a company within Metafix. 

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Come And See Us

Metafix will be introducing the exciting new range of High Velocity Hot Air sterilisers to the UK market at the London Vet Show on the 16th and 17th November. Do drop in and see us on STAND X60 to see for yourself the quickest and most efficient way to sterilise your instruments. Bring your show voucher for a chance to win £100 M&S vouchers.



October 12, 2017 by Greg Jackson

Metafix (UK) Ltd introduces new technology to the UK market for the sterilisation of dental and veterinary instruments; providing the shortest cycle times available, along with simplicity of use and significant reduction in energy costs.

The technology employed by the manufacturer CPAC Equipment Inc., uses High Velocity Hot Air (HVHA), a forced air heat exchange process that induces rapid air movement (up to 3000ft/minute) at 190oC to efficiently sterilise instruments. Unlike an autoclave, no water, steam or vacuum is required; making operation simpler, lower cost and more reliable. HVHA rapid sterilisation eliminates excessive heating – the prime cause of instrument damage.

The first big advantage of HVHA technology is the very rapid cycle times available:

      6 minutes – unwrapped instruments

      8 minutes – unwrapped handpieces

    12 minutes – wrapped instruments and handpieces

Unlike an autoclave, no steam or vacuum is required, so goodbye to filling and draining the steriliser with costly deionised or RO water and no drying cycle or wet instruments!

HVHA technology enables longer instrument life, maintaining instrument sharpness with no dulling, pitting or corrosion caused by steam in autoclaving.

Without water, steam generation and vacuum pumping, HVHA is intrinsically more efficient and reliable, less susceptible to malfunctions and breakdowns. In fact an independent study by the Rochester Institute of Technology found that the Cox RapidHeat HVHA steriliser used 84% less energy per cycle compared to two similar capacity steam sterilisers.

The Cox RapidHeat HVHA Steriliser has had FDA approval for a number of years and is used for many applications in North America. Now a new collaboration between CPAC Equipment Inc. and Metafix (UK) Ltd brings HVHA sterilisers to the UK market. CPAC Equipment Inc., Leicester, New York, manufactures a range of sterilisers and associated products to FDA-QSR/ ISO 13485 and is a subsidiary of Integrated Medical Technologies Inc.

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