What is Safertouch™?
Safertouch™ is a thin polymer film embedded with EPA registered antimicrobial agents that prevent the growth of microorganisms on the surface of the film. It is designed to adhere to your most important touch points to highlight areas that need disinfection. Our dual-actives are EPA registered and help keep the film cleaner in between cleanings. Safertouch can help reduce touch anxiety for these surfaces, encouraging a return to normal business. Typical applications include door handles, touchscreens, buttons and kiosks. Applications are virtually endless.
How do I know that it works?
Safertouch™ features a proven and durable antimicrobial technology that is designed to protect our films from microbial contamination and degradation. Our films contain EPA registered chemistries from world leading companies that pass microbial industry tests like JIS Z 2801 and ISO 22196. Our films are tested versus untreated controls to evaluate efficacy in controlling the growth of a range of organisms. These studies are for our own product evaluations and are not public health claims. Our data must not be used to make claims or implied health benefits.
Does Safertouch™ kill COVID -19?
Our products have not specifically been tested to determine if they kill the COVID -19 virus. The EPA limits what treated articles can claim for specific organisms, including viruses. In addition, viruses by their biological nature are unable to actively degrade surfaces like bacteria and fungi can, hence there is no need to protect the films from viruses. We are currently evaluating performance in extended microbial studies which may include specific virus testing, however these studies would be used for our own internal understanding of performance. Safertouch should not be used to claim that it kills the COVID -19 virus, or any specific human pathogens. We recommend following CDC guidelines and other governmental recommendations for reducing the spread of COVID-19. These include regular handwashing, social distancing and keeping surfaces clean.
How long does Safertouch™ last?
Safertouch antimicrobial films are designed to remain active through 6 months of routine use. We recommend replacing the films regularly every 6 months or when the films have become noticeably worn. Performance of the product does not depend on external agents such as light or other chemistries to work. Normal cleaning and disinfection of the surfaces protected by Safertouch do not deactivate effectiveness. You should continue your normal cleaning and disinfection routine.
Can I use Safertouch™ outside?
The product is suitable for indoor and outdoor applications. While outdoor applications may shorten the physical appearance from exposure to sunlight and weather, antimicrobial performance is unaffected.
Does Safertouch contain harmful chemicals?
No, the active agents in Safertouch have been used safely for decades to control the growth of microorganisms. The low use levels of the actives have been approved by the US EPA for use for this application.
Will using Safertouch replace cleaning and disinfection?
No, Safertouch is deployed at key touchpoints to provide a visual indicator of high-risk touch surfaces. It does not replace normal cleaning or sanitization practices. You should continue your normal cleaning and disinfection routines.
Has this ever been used before?
Yes, antimicrobials have been used for many decades in the US and around the world. Industry leading companies across a broad range of industries have used this technology to create products that will resist the growth of microorganisms. Companies in the flooring, consumer goods, office products, building materials, bedding, and many others have used this technology to help keep their products free from degradation by microbes. Please visit our regulatory page for further information.
Will Safertouch keep me healthy?
No. Antimicrobial properties are built into Safertouch to inhibit the growth of microorganisms that may affect the film as per EPA regulations. The antimicrobial properties do not protect users or others against bacteria, viruses, germs, or other disease organisms. You should continue your normal cleaning and disinfection routine as well as continue to follow CDC guidelines which include regular hygiene and hand washing.
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