Recently introduced antibacterial films and technologies are effective against a wide spectrum of harmful bacteria, including MRSA and E. coli. The active ingredient in these films is often silver or copper, known over centuries for their antiseptic properties. New organic-based materials have also shown to be lethal to various bacteria.
In April, Nobelus launched two films, one using a silver ion technology and another utilizing an organic surface compound that provides long-lasting antibacterial qualities. Both are extremely effective in suppressing a wide spectrum of bacteria. These laminates are completely safe for human and animal contact and are FDA-compliant for indirect food contact.
Silver ion technology is invisible and odorless and is now available on the LuxeFilm ScuffProof® Antibacterial Laminate. Manufactured by placing an ultra-thin layer of silver ions directly within the topcoat, the incredibly durable scuff-resistant surface, allows for direct contact and cleaning, with no reduction of antibacterial efficacy. Silver ion technology kills up to 99.9% of microbes, and protects against most bacteria, as well as some fungi and molds. This includes antibiotic-resistant bacteria like Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) and Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA).
PlatinumOPP™ Antibacterial Laminate, another new film from Nobelus, is made with a plant-based, all-natural compound which kills over 99.9% of bacteria upon contact. Applied within the base of the laminate, it significantly diminishes a wide variety of bacteria, including Colon Bacillus, Staphylococcus aureus, and Salmonella Typhimurium. Completely safe, it creates no irritation for skin or eye contact and is non-toxic for human and animals.
Bacterial infections across the globe are on the rise, and medical practitioners and service-sector professionals are keen for ways to safeguard patients and patrons alike. Antibacterial laminates serve as another line of defense against the spread of germs and disease in high-use areas to prevent cross-contamination.
Common application sites include medical environments, supermarkets, public transport hubs, gyms and public use facilities. Antibacterial overlaminates are suitable for use in retail environments on product labels, consumer goods packaging, pharmaceutical packaging or on posters, signage and point-of-sale surfaces - anywhere consumers and employees have contact and interact.
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