Kastus® and ZAGG Brands announce Antimicrobial Next Gen Mobile Device Screen Protectors

InvisibleShield Partners with Kastus to Launch Next Gen Antimicrobial Technology Into Mobile Device Screen Protectors

SALT LAKE CITY, JANUARY 2019 — InvisibleShield®, a ZAGG Brands (NASDAQ:ZAGG) company and the leading global innovator in screen protection, today announced a new strategic partnership with Kastus® that will enable InvisibleShield to infuse innovative surface antimicrobial technology, proven to eliminate up to 99.99 percent of harmful bacteria[1], into its line-up of screen protectors for tablets and smartphones.

Mobile devices are an essential part of modern life, but heavy use may cause them to harbour 10 times more bacteria than most toilet seats[2]. It’s no surprise that consumers are concerned about engaging with touchscreen surfaces and being exposed to infectious germs. InvisibleShield is committed to promoting digital wellness in today’s mobile society. The partnership with Kastus extends InvisibleShield’s ability to enhance and promote the healthy use of technology. 

“We’re excited to partner with Kastus because of their innovative approach to antimicrobial surface treatments,” said Chris Ahern, CEO for ZAGG Brands. “The antimicrobial agent is fully infused into our screen protectors to provide ‘always on’ protection that doesn’t wear off during the lifetime of the product.”

Kastus is on a mission to tackle the growing issue of harmful bacteria contagion and spread with its game-changing 24/7 antimicrobial touchscreen surface coating. The patented process is applied during the glass manufacturing process and is scientifically proven to block up to 99.99 percent of harmful bacteria. The Kastus® Intelligent Surface Technology™ delivers ‘always on’ antimicrobial protection to any treated glass surface for life – from mobile device screen protectors, to shared touchscreens and personal devices such as tablets, wearables, and smartphones.

“We’re delighted to partner with ZAGG Brands as they are a perfect partner for our innovative technology, not least because of their market leading quality and global reach, but also for their focus on innovation. The combination of InvisibleShield’s screen protectors, enhanced with Kastus’ unique functionality, creates a powerful platform for both companies to accelerate growth while also benefiting and protecting the consumer,” said John Browne, Founder and CEO of Kastus, speaking of the new partnership.

[1] ISO 27447 Antimicrobial certification standard independently verified by Airmid laboratories

[2]Why your cellphone has more germs than a toilet,” TODAY Health, Aug. 30, 2012; See also Siiri Koljalg, Rondo Mandar, Tiina Sober, Tiiu Roop, and Reet Mandar, “High level of bacterial contamination of secondary school students’ mobile phones,” June 1, 2017


InvisibleShield and the InvisibleShield logo are trademarks of ZAGG Inc. Kastus, the Kastus Logo, and Innovating Surfaces for Life are trademarks of Kastus Technologies DAC. All other marks are those of their respective owners.

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