Touchshield™, a unique range of anti-microbial protective film solutions manufactured in the UK secures move into African markets, signing up exclusive partnership with Intamarket Graphics to serve the continent.

“We had been inundated with requests for anti-microbial films during the first wave of the COVID-19 infections in South Africa” commented Gavin Turner, Managing Director of Intamarket Graphics. “Despite much research I was only able to find anti-bacterial products in the global market. Where we would consider these products, customers always asked if they also eliminated viruses which of course they did not. Large hospitals, pharmaceutical chains and many of our direct customers urged us to continue looking for a product which also had certified anti-viral properties.”

Touchshield™ has recently been awarded up to 93.41% protection against viruses in accordance with international standard ISO 21702. The UK media manufacturer had been working toward the significant milestone since announcing the development in May 2020, 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™ 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.

“The moment I came across the G-Tec Touchshield I knew I had found what I was looking for.” Gavin continued. “We now have an agreement for Intamarket Graphics to represent them in Southern Africa. G-Tec are a highly professional company who has been an absolute pleasure to deal with. We can’t wait for our first stock to arrive in early February and to start delivering these solutions to the market.”

Intamarket Graphics PTY form part of the Intamarket group, also comprising of Intamarket PTY and Intamarket Medical Technologies PTY. Established in 1994 the group has long served a diverse customer base with superior product knowledge and service, bolstering an elite footprint and distribution capabilities.

With contacts in the medical space via their sister company and large corporate accounts through their conversion network the firm is perfectly suited to bring Touchshield™ to market quickly, providing an extra layer of protection against bacteria and viruses throughout the continent.

“We are elated to have Intamarket on board” enthused G-Tec Paper & Film Managing Director Will Duggins. “Their business portfolio proves to be a perfect match. We have some fantastic plans underway to help promote this unique solution throughout Africa with this highly professional and accomplished partner.”