Viruses can survive longer on hard surfaces than soft such as those with fibres, so the research explored the findings from 4 different common surfaces. It was found that the virus was inactivated the fastest on the copper anti-microbial film compared to 24 hours on cardboard, 48 hours on stainless steel and 72 hours on plastic.
The Safety Guard film uses 99.99% pure copper and has 500% more copper content than similar products on the market. It also has PET (polyester) as a base material and as a result is more durable than an equivalent PE (polyethylene) based product.
As Peter Davidson, Head of IP Consumables Sales at InkTec Europe highlights; “These findings are significant. While we knew that anti-microbial copper coatings can play an important role in reducing bacterial transmission, these results show that this type of film has a significant part to play in combating COVID-19 virus transmission.”
The film is easy to install with non-adhesive and self-adhesive options, which can adapt to the variety of surfaces it can be applied to. The repositionable adhesive means it can remain in position for a time and removed without leaving residue. It can be cleaned with typical house hold cleaning products, such as non-alcohol based multipurpose cleaners or water. The film also has high transparency and clarity which makes it particularly ideal for touch screens.
Peter continues; “These copper-alloy films are perfect for any frequently touched surfaces such as desks, door push plates and handles, touchscreens, counters and power switches. As a result, we are working on a number of products using the film which will mean it is available in other formats.”
Available now as 30m rolls in 50cm widths, this film is particularly good for helping protect people as part of an overall cleaning management approach.
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