Kastus announces Partnership with Touchrate

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Orlando, Florida 12th November, 2019Touchscreens 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 Touchrate will address with their new Kastus-enhanced screens.

“There’s no understating significance of this innovation in digital technology. Over the years, our clients query us about a germ-free solution, and thanks to Kastus, we can now offer it on our touchscreens. As a digital solutions provider for various verticals including Healthcare and Retail, our clients will find this product enhances the relationship with their consumers, customers, and patients.” – Touchrate Chairman, Wayne J. Hilmer on the Kastus Touchrate partnership.

“The mutually beneficial partnership with Touchrate will see Kastus combining our Innovative Surface Technology with Touchrate’s touchscreen solutions across Retail, Healthcare, QSR and Insurance. Touchrate focus their touchscreen offering around excellence in user experience at the point of sale/service, and so naturally Kastus antimicrobial coatings are a natural fit. 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 Kastus Touchrate partnership.

Check out kastus.com/touchscreens to learn more about our products

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