Kastus announces partnership with faytech

Kastus and faytech announce touch display partnership.

Kastus® and faytech announce touch display partnership.

Our companies share a joint objective to create a new standard of touchscreen devices with 24/7 germ-free protection.

Witzenhausen, Germany, September, 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[1], 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[2], 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 faytech will address with their new Kastus-enhanced screens.

“Our partnership with faytech is another key step in our evolution as a supplier to the touch screen industry globally. Kastus’ unique offering brings many advantages to our partners and we look forward to working closely with the faytech team to create a mutually beneficial commercial relationship”, said John Browne, founder and chief executive of Kastus, speaking of the new partnership.

“This partnership with Kastus allows us to further develop and enhance our touch display manufacturing capabilities in order to bring more value to the customer and provide an even wider range of customisation options. Our team is already exploring new opportunities in order to fully utilize Kastus’ coating technology across the vertical markets we serve and combine it with our touch and optical bonding expertise”, said Raphael Fleischmann, faytech’s Head of Product Management, in regard to working with Kastus coating technology.

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