About Us

Founded in 2014, Kastus is an Award-Winning surface innovation company with global headquarters and manufacturing based in Ireland. Our patented range of Antimicrobial and Antiviral surface coatings are designed to enhance surfaces across our range of products and integrated solutions. 

The coating has a proven kill rate of up to 99.99% against harmful bacteria, fungi and antibiotic-resistant superbugs, which makes it particularly useful for products including glass and ceramics. This year, an independent testing report found Kastus to be effective against human Coronavirus on screens.

In 2020, we have actively been helping businesses to reopen safely from lockdown with the launch of our New Kastus’ Antimicrobial Touchscreen protector. A unique, easy to install product, designed to help businesses enhance protection on their screens. Following the launch of our screen protectors we have recently been awarded EU Funding for developing an innovative business solution to help fight Covid-19.

Our mission is to create game-changing surface coatings that enhance lives and create value for our partners.

- John Browne, CEO & Founder

Featured as a latest breakthrough on CNBC’s ‘The Advancements TV Series’  in December 2019. We spoke to host Ted Danson about the unique properties of Kastus Technologies.

Smartscreens are virtually everywhere, at every turn our lives are being made easier with the swipe of the finger. However, this shift towards self service screens does not come without it’s challenges. Touchscreens are an ideal surface for bacteria to grow and therefore spread. 

Kastus’ built in, 24/7 Antimicrobial coating technology offers the ultimate in enhanced hygiene protection. Kastus is scientifically proven to be effective against Human Coronavirus and Bacteria on coated surfaces.

In addition, The Kastus Antimicrobial coating has no impact on aesthetics and can be seemlessly integrated into manufacturing systems. In the future , mass antimicrobial coating technology integration has the potential to greatly reduce touchscreen contagion on a global level.

Award Winning

Double winner at the prestigious Irish Times Innovation Awards 2017, including Innovation of the year.

Funding Grants Awarded

The team at Kastus® is delighted to receive grant funding from the European Commission as part of the €166 million EIC Accelerator Pilot which was awarded to 36 companies, including five Irish SMEs, set to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

Kastus® received the funding for the Skyglass project - a disruptive antimicrobial coating for the protection of glass surfaces and designed to tackle the emergent crisis of resistant microbes and viruses. Funding was awarded from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and the Euratom research and training programme 2019-2020 under grant agreement No 959211.

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