Antimicrobial film is used to protect workers and products from the spread of pathogenic contaminants such as bacteria, mildew, and fungi. The film incorporates a green-colored, high-gloss top coat that contains antimicrobial Agion technology.
Antimicrobial film is broadly used in medical facilities, food production, and service industry settings to improve customer safety, reduce the risk of microbial contamination, and enhance workplace cleanliness. It has been particularly useful for medical facilities during the COVID-19 outbreak, as it helps to prevent the spread of bacteria and other pathogens that can create additional complications in an already challenging situation.
What Is Antimicrobial Film?
Antimicrobial film is a 48 gauge PET plastic film coated in antimicrobial Agion material that can be added to the surface of a variety of materials. It is often applied to tapes and labels for safe and easy application to surfaces, and can also be used in food and medical packaging to protect products from mold and bacterial contamination.
Agion is made up of silver ions and zeolite, for a safe and non-toxic antimicrobial coating that can be used for daily activities. The silver and zeolite combination interrupts cell metabolism, prevents cell multiplication, and inhibits the membrane transport process between cells, thereby preventing the growth and transmission of pathogenic contaminants.
Antimicrobial Film Applications
Antimicrobial films offer an extra layer of protection from harmful microbes and pathogens. They are particularly useful for surfaces and areas that are shared by multiple individuals, such as countertops and touchscreens. In addition, antimicrobial film can be applied to individual products to inhibit microbe growth. Some of the most common applications of antimicrobial films include:
- Common and Multi-Use Surfaces
- Tape and Label Coating
- Communal Building Materials
- Insulation Products
- HVAC Products
- Cleanrooms and Controlled Environments
- Medical Products, Packaging, and Facilities
- Household and Commercial Appliances
- Computer Touch Screens, Keyboards, and Switches
Industries That Can Use Antimicrobial Films
Antimicrobial film can be used as a valuable protective surface coating on a broad range of materials, from metal and plastic to wood and glass. Its high level of versatility makes it useful for surface protection in various industries and applications, including:
- Medical and Pharmaceutical Industries
- Food and Beverage Production and Service
- HVAC Equipment
- Technology and Communications
- Appliances and Consumer Goods
How Antimicrobial Films Can Help COVID-19 Frontline Workers
With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, antimicrobial films have seen significant use for frontline medical applications. Medical professionals can use antimicrobial films to protect surfaces throughout healthcare facilities to prevent the spread of bacteria, fungi, and other potential contaminants. With the high traffic and hectic pace common in medical facilities, the last thing medical professionals need to worry about is additional complications. Antimicrobial films work to reduce the potential for secondary infections from microbial contaminants, so medical professionals can focus on helping their patients without spreading additional pathogens.
Frontline medical workers who are working through the COVID-19 pandemic can use antimicrobial films for the following:
- Medical Product Packaging
- Protective Coating on Medical Supplies
- Screen Protectors
- Bed Trays and Surgical Trays
- IV Stands and Medical Monitoring Equipment
- Wall Coverings and Dividers
- Countertops and Shared Work Surfaces
Reliable Antimicrobial Films by NADCO
Antimicrobial films have a broad range of uses in a variety of industries. At NADCO, we are pleased to offer antimicrobial coatings for tape, labels, and other adhesive products. We have extensive experience in the manufacture of high quality industrial labels, safety decals, and customized stickers for many industries and applications. Our state-of-the-art facility allows us to create custom designed adhesive products to meet our customers’ specialized needs. All of our designs are handled in-house, and our experienced and knowledgeable designers work directly with clients to develop solutions that meet their specifications.
At NADCO, we understand that time is of the essence in today’s world, especially for our customers working on the front lines of the pandemic. Our full service manufacturing facilities ensure that we can design and produce your product with the utmost speed and efficiency. With our in-house production, you know that you can depend on a quality product straight from the source.
Contact Us today to learn more about NADCO’s antimicrobial film and adhesive solutions!