The increasing use of touchscreens in our everyday lives is clear to see, but how can we make sure those touchscreens are safe from the spread of bacteria. Continuous sanitising of the displays is one option, but not always practical or reliable.
Anders has partnered with world leading brand Kastus® to offer a globally patented antimicrobial & antiviral surface coating which has a proven kill rate of up to 99.99% against harmful bacteria, fungi and antibiotic-resistant superbugs, which makes it particularly useful for products including glass and ceramics. This year, an independent testing report found Kastus to be effective against human Coronavirus on screens.
Kastus® coating technology can be integrated into new screens and is also available as an aftermarket antimicrobial & antiviral tempered glass screen protector that can be retro-fitted to protect existing displays in the field.
Kastus® globally patented antimicrobial & antiviral features
Touchscreen protectors for existing screens
Think of a mobile phone screen protector, but manufactured to fit any touchscreen
- The Kastus® coating technology is applied and built-in to the top layer of the glass screen protector during manufacturing.
- No expected impact on PCAP or touchscreen functionality.
- The product is laminated on the back side to secure the protector to the underlying screen.
- Available in sizes up to 32” diagonal.
Integrated into the glass surface for new designs
The photocatalytic material is applied to the screen protector glass as a liquid coating, using airless spray systems, and sintered at 6-700°C. Whereas ordinary formulas become damaged at elevated temperatures, Kastus® technology is designed to withstand the high temperatures used in tempered glass production.
- Extremely thin coating
- Surable and clear
- Over 99% transmittance
- Hydrophilic, making the surface easy to wipe clean for a smart appearance
How does the Kastus solution work?
The patented technology solution is sprayed onto glass or ceramic surfaces and is then locked in to the surface during firing.
While visible light is the primary method of antimicrobial activation on a Kastus® coated surface, the technology also contains a patented ingredient that blocks bacteria growth in the dark. Ensuring always on protection in the light and in darkness too.
Once activated, this technology reacts with moisture in the air to form reactive oxygen species. These agents constantly attack and destroy the harmful bacteria they encounter, leaving a super hygienic, germ free surface.
The addition of the Kastus® coating does not impact the display's touch functionality
Independently proven to be non-leaching
Range of sizes
Screen protectors come in a range of sizes to suit a wide variety of applications
Safety first with anti-shattering tempered glass for the screen protectors
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