Kastus announces Partnership with Touch International

Kastus® Technologies and Touch International partner to integrate germ-free coatings into next-generation touchscreen products

AUGUST 15, 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 seat¹, 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 anti-microbial 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 Kastus², 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. This is the

consumer and business need that Kastus and Touch international will address in their partnership, with a special focus on the healthcare industry.


“We are very excited to announce our partnership with Michael Woolstrum and his innovative team at Touch International. I am also delighted that we will feature together on CNBC Advancements TV in Q4,” said John Browne, founder and chief executive of Kastus, speaking of the new partnership. “We fully share Michael’s desire to change the medical field and revolutionize the touchscreen offer for consumers. Kastus are looking forward to going on this journey with such an innovative and forward-thinking organization.”

“Partnering with Kastus to integrate their coating on our products will further enhance our touch display manufacturing capabilities, enabling us to bring more value to our customers and open new windows as we continue to push into the medical touch display market,” said Michael Woolstrum, Touch International CEO, in regards to working with Kastus coating technology.  “This will be a game changer for the medical industry, and our team is already identifying new opportunities to utilize the coating technology across all of the high-reliability vertical markets we serve.”


About Touch International:

Touch International, headquartered in Austin, Texas, was founded in 2002 by Michael Woolstrum. TI has become a world leader in professional-grade touch screen display manufacturing. The company operates its corporate headquarters and engineering center in Austin, Texas, and operates 3 vertically integrated production facilities in Shenzhen, China, Zhongshan, China, and Bangalore, India. For more information on the company and its capabilities, visit http://www.touchinternational.com.


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