Antimicrobial Coatings

Touch screen technology is used across multiple industries, helping to improve the efficiency of businesses and institutions. However, many professionals are not aware of the infection-causing bacteria that can be found on numerous surfaces in their businesses. 


Antimicrobial coatings are designed to inhibit the growth of germs and bacteria on a variety of surfaces, providing them with 24/7 germ-free protection for life. But, what industries can this technology be utilised in? 


Medical Antimicrobial Technology


By 2050, it is predicted that the growth of Antimicrobial Resistance and the resultant superbugs will account for 10 million deaths a year – with already 700,000 people dying from superbugs every year. Medical healthcare establishments would benefit immensely from antimicrobial technology, as infections and infectious diseases are considered a major challenge to human health in healthcare units worldwide. Therefore, a wide range of medical devices could be coated with various antimicrobial coatings in order to eliminate the chances of deadly infections. 


As an example, one of the most common uses of the Kastus® solutions in the healthcare industry is through the self-check-in machines. These use touch screen technology, which can spread germs and disease through seemingly safe and sterile conditions. Our patented coating will provide touchscreens with 24/7 germ-free protection for life. 


Retail Antimicrobial Technology


Antimicrobial technology is often used within the retail industry, as there are millions of customers visiting major supermarkets each week. Germs and harmful bacteria can spread very quickly, as trolley handles, conveyor belts at checkouts and self-service checkouts can act as transmission points for harmful bacteria. 


With the Kastus® technology, this will provide you and your consumers with 24/7 antimicrobial protection – including protection against MRSA, E. coli and C. diff. The glass technology transforms coated glass and ceramics into a super-hydrophilic surface, delivering self-cleaning benefits for life on any compatible architectural glass.


Fast Food Antimicrobial Technology


Fast food restaurant chains have recently adopted the use of QSRs within their branches, which is where antimicrobial coatings would prove very useful. The kiosks help manage customer queues and offer a wider range of food typically shown on a printed menu. This method of streamlining the customer journey can also encourage the upsell of items, offering wider choice to buyers.


Our antimicrobial solution is applied to the glass surface, so when the consumer uses it to place their order – it will ensure any harmful bacteria is eliminated and 24/7 antimicrobial protection is provided. It reacts with moisture in the air to form reactive, antimicrobial agents, which destroy the harmful bacteria they encounter. In the past, fash food establishments have come under scrutiny after traces of faeces were found on the food ordering touchscreens – which is when this technology would have proved very useful. 


Hospitality Antimicrobial Technology


As a business, we also provide Kastus® Ceramics coatings – which can be perfectly utilised within the hospitality industry. Bacteria in high-traffic, shared areas can pose a risk of infection for vulnerable guests, especially within hotels and restaurants. A clean and bacteria-free environment is essential to protecting your property as well as your clientele.


It can be used on surfaces such as baths or toilets within hotel rooms, transforming the surfaces into a super-hydrophilic surface. The coatings are durable and active even after 50,000 abrasion cycles – making this the perfect way to protect your guests and staff from bacteria. 


About Kastus®


As an organisation, we are a dedicated team who have developed antimicrobial technology which prevents the spread of bacteria-related diseases on glass and ceramics, providing 24/7 antimicrobial protection to you and your consumers. With this exceptional technology, you will have germ-free protection for life – with our always-on activation being designed to last the lifetime of the product. 


To understand our solutions in more detail, you are more than welcome to send across an email to [email protected] or telephone +353 (0)1 5241681. Our customer service team would be more than happy to have a conversation with you, discussing how we can best meet your requirements. 


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