Technology is constantly adapting and changing, with glass surfaces and touchscreens progressing considerably across the market. Touchscreens are now commonplace in many establishments, with banking, hospitality, healthcare, and other sectors all taking advantage of public touch screens to streamline their operations. However, this means we are touching more surfaces than ever before, becoming an integral part of our daily lives. Germs can collect on these surfaces and spread diseases – which is why Kastus® had to establish an effective solution.
What are antimicrobial coatings?
Antimicrobial technology is designed to combat the germ problems associated with touchscreens, through our patented coating. This is applied during the manufacturing phase, creating touchscreens with 24/7 germ-free protection for life. This protection combats the spread of diseases such as MRSA, E. coli and C. diff, delivering self-cleaning benefits for the lifetime of the product on any compatible glass.
Why do we need antimicrobial coatings?
As we have already touched upon, the problem of antimicrobial resistance is that it is constantly and exponentially increasing. Experts have predicted that by 2050 these will account for 10 million deaths a year – with already 700,000 people dying from superbugs every year.
Diseases are spread through seemingly safe and sterile conditions, resulting in infections, HEAs and infectious diseases being considered a major challenge. Many standard treatments are starting to become ineffective, where the spread of infection is becoming even more persistent, causing extended hospital stays as well as follow-up doctor visits.
How can Kastus® help you?
Many specialists are not aware of the infection-causing bacteria that can be found on various exteriors and surfaces in their organizations. However, Kastus® solutions can provide assistance across a range of industries, such as fast food establishments. Large branches have started to adopt QSRs within their restaurants, as there has been an increasing focus on improving the customer experience – with positive, engaging experiences inspiring affinity and brand loyalty. Most QSR environments are concentrated around functionality, with speed and efficiency being primary goals.
So, with the Kastus® antimicrobial coating, this can be applied to the QSRs where it reacts with moisture in the air to form reactive, antimicrobial agents, which destroy the harmful bacteria they encounter. By utilising antimicrobial glass coatings technology, it can inhibit infectious diseases from developing from the offset. Our product can be applied to glass or ceramic surfaces during manufacturing production and the method involves spray-coating and heat-sealing the layer on to a surface to form a thin top layer.
If you would like to find out more about the Kastus® coatings, please feel free to browse further across our website. You can either send across an email to [email protected] or telephone +353 (0)1 5241681, where a member of staff would be more than happy to have a chat and answer any questions you may have.