TouchShield™ is a protective film that features protection against 93.41% of viruses and 99% of bacteria, and is certified to ISO 22196 and ISO 21702. Intamarket Graphics has secured exclusive rights to distribute the film in South Africa.

‘We had been inundated with requests for antimicrobial 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 antibacterial products in the global market. Where we would consider these products, customers always asked if they 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 that also had certified antiviral 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 antiviral 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,’ Turner 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.’

With contacts in the medical space via their sister company and large corporate accounts through their conversion network, Intamarket Graphics 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 and 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.’