Touchshield – a unique new range of anti-microbial protective film products from G-Tec Paper & Film is awarded up to 93.41% protection against viruses in accordance with ISO 21702.

The UK media manufacturer has been working toward this significant milestone since announcing the development in May of this year, refining the unique formulation to meet the esteemed ISO standard.

ISO 21702 measures antiviral activity on plastics and other non-porous surfaces of anti-viral treated products. TouchShield WPVC70 measured an outstanding proficiency in excess of 93% against an enveloped viral strain. With COVID-19 also being identified as an envelope virus, the high efficacy results are an astounding result for the UK firm.

CEO Tom Powell praised the development “the team weren’t happy settling for 99% efficacy against bacteria alone. A virus beating protective film product was exactly what they wanted to deliver with TouchShield”.

The clear film with a secure branded watermark can be integrated to all retail, medical and public sectors without compromising on brand identity for the clients whilst instilling consumer confidence.

“We wanted to produce an anti-microbial range of film products that would be accessible and easy-to-apply to everyday objects” enthuses director and head of R&D for the company, Andrew Gartshore. This being the driving factor for the development from the Banbury media manufacturer. The new, anti-microbial film range includes an easy-apply air release system to achieve a bubble free application, for easy installation into public spaces and environments.

“Our anti-microbial coating offers up to 99% protection against bacteria and viruses. This tough, germ fighting top-coating, partnered with over 35 years of product development experience within the self-adhesive film sector delivers a totally unique range of products for the consumer” Andrew comments further.

The UK coating company introduces the first two film product developments within the TouchShield range, designed as the perfect protective solution for surfaces within environments where cross contamination of bacteria and viruses can often be found.

When discussing distribution of the unique development, managing director Will Duggins alluded to “some very exiting distribution channels to be announced. We are in negotiations with partners on a global scale where we will see these films being used in an array of sectors such as healthcare, retail, financial and architectural. The scope for these products is without end and we welcome any new opportunities for distribution where these films can add value”.