Gdansk, Poland, September 20, 2019 — Touchscreens are an essential part of modern life. When there are four times as many germs found on a self-service touchscreen than on a toilet seat, it’s no surprise that many consumers are concerned about engaging with surfaces and being exposed to infectious germs such as MRSA, E. coli and C. diff.
Kastus® is on a mission to tackle the growing issue of antimicrobial resistance with its game-changing surface solution. A patented coating that’s applied during the glass manufacturing process, Kastus Glass is scientifically proven to eliminate up to 99.99 percent of harmful bacteria, delivering germ-free protection to touchscreens and personal devices, such as tablets and smartphones — for life.
In a recent consumer survey commissioned by Kastus, over 70 percent of respondents stated they were worried about using public touchscreens. Bank ATMs caused the most concern among respondents, with doctor’s surgery and hospital check-in screens a close second. Fast food chain order screens, supermarket self-service tills and airport check-in kiosks were also identified as a concern. Of those surveyed, over 80% also stated they would actively seek out a business or establishment that offered a touchscreen with an invisible germ-free coating. These insights confirm the consumer desires and business opportunities that Riverdi will address with their new Kastus-enhanced screens.
“The mutually beneficial partnership with Riverdi will see Kastus combining our Innovative Surface Technology with Riverdi’s cutting-edge touchscreen solutions. We are delighted to be progressing with this partnership and see this as a key milestone in expanding into the international touchscreens industry” said John Browne, Founder and CEO of Kastus, speaking of the new Riverdi partnership.
“The dynamic growth of the world population brings new problems that we have to face. One of them is the increase in the presence of germs on equipment with touch input capabilities. The cooperation between Riverdi and Kastus allows providing touch displays with germ-free coating. From now on, our customers will be able to manufacture products that will be adapted to these contemporary problems” – Riverdi CEO, Radoslaw Fularczyk on the Kastus Riverdi partnership.
 Dr Charles Gerba, University of Arizona.
 Research conducted by Trend-Monitor in June 2019, with a representative sample of 1000 UK consumers
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