About Us

Kastus’ patented surface technology was initially developed in response to government, industry and healthcare requests to help reduce the spread of antibiotic-resistant infections, specifically those caused by bacteria and fungus surviving on surfaces and indoor environments. After over 10-years of advanced research and development, Kastus was formally founded in 2014 by John Browne, leading the company to where it is today.

Kastus today is an award-winning antimicrobial surface coating company with global headquarters and manufacturing based in Ireland. Our patented range of antiviral and antibacterial surface coatings are designed to enhance surfaces across our range of products and integrated solutions. 

Our ISO validated coating technology has been proven to kill >99% of harmful bacteria, common viruses, fungi and antibiotic-resistant superbugs, which makes it particularly useful for products including glass and ceramics. This year, an independent ISO test report found Kastus is also proven to kill >99% of human coronavirus.

In 2020, Kastus have actively helped businesses to reopen safely from lockdown with the launch of our new antiviral and antimicrobial screen protectors. A unique, easy to install product, designed to help businesses better protect their touchscreens. 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 Partners

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

- John Browne, CEO & Founder
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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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