anti-microbial film

Our Safe4Touch antimicrobial film is the perfect solution to protecting many different types of surfaces from micro-organisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites.  It harnesses zinc pyrithione as its active ingredient which is encapsulated within the film, rather than just applied to the surface. 

The result is —

In short, this ingenious film can be used on any surface – think door handles, public transport seats, classroom tables, canteens, lift buttons, cashpoint machines and shopping trolleys – essentially a multitude of high-traffic touchpoints that are breeding grounds for infection transmission.

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted everyone, everywhere and we’re all adapting to what we call the ‘new normal’ with new rules and processes – even our language is evolving with lockdown, social distancing, self-isolation and the R-rate becoming the all new, ubiquitous parlance.

The science bit…

Whilst antimicrobial products typically incorporate silver agents, this product utilises zinc pyrithione as its
active ingredient and it is encapsulated within the film rather than manifesting as a simple coating on top of the film. As such, the antimicrobial effect is stable and long-lasting. Indeed, when tested independently, the antimicrobial properties were found to be completely unaffected when IP SafeTouch was fully immersed for 1 minute in 3 different solutions of 70.0% ethanol, 0.1% IPA and 5.0% benzalkonium chloride, before being cleaned and dried and then re-immersed for a further minute, with this cycle being repeated 50 times

How SteriMax could help in the fight against COVID-19

Safe4Touch has been substantiated via extremely high levels of efficacy (higher than 99.99%) for killing a number of different bacteria, including Escherichia Coli (E. Coli), Staphylococcus Aureus (Golden Staph), Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA), Salmonella, Listeria, Klebsiella Pneumoniae (K.
Pneumoniae), Enterococcus Faecalis (E. Faecalis), Pseudomonas Aeruginosa and Legionella Pneumophila

Excellent for a wide variety of environments, such as RETAIL SPACES (shopping centres, supermarkets, barbering shops, etc), HEALTHCARE ENVIRONMENTS (hospitals, clinics, doctors’ surgeries, etc), EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES (nurseries, schools, universities, etc), PUBLIC TRANSPORT (taxis, busses, trains, etc), LIFESTYLE ENVIRONMENTS (hotels, restaurants, cafes, bars, gyms, etc) and EVENT BUSINESS LOCATIONS (exhibition centres, conference facilities, meeting rooms, etc).

If you’d like more information about devising a social distancing and safety signage strategy that’ll get everyone back to work safely and with peace of mind, visit You’ll find a great range of COVID-19 prevention resources and back to work essentials for preparing your staff to return to the workplace, including social distancing signs, floor graphic stickers, lift stickers, seat bands and hand sanitiser stations.

As the saying goes, we’re in it together – indeed this sense of collective responsibility regarding COVID-19 prevention mixed with a little innovation using materials we’ve long taken for granted can go a very long way.

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