A nano-silver anti-bacterial laminate film can be used to enhance the safety of touchscreen-based healthcare equipment, point-of-sale and self-service public display systems.
Suitable for existing products or new system designs, applying the film is fast and simple, such that customers can self-laminate touchscreen-based display systems no matter what the type or size of product. The anti-microbial film is currently available in sizes up to 32-in although bespoke, custom sizes can easily be prepared. The anti-microbial film can be placed over the exterior surface of a touchscreen to effectively combat harmful bacteria.
The anti-microbial film has a thickness of 155µm with an optical transparency of greater than 90%, which has a relatively minimal effect on display image quality. The backing adhesive is silicone based, easy to apply, resists bubbling, and seals effectively. If the film needs to be replaced, then an adhesive residue will not be left upon its removal.
Nano-silver technology uses silver nanoparticles. Silver ions are effective against multiple bacteria types and work by perforating the glycoprotein structure of the bacterial cell wall. Bacteria require protease for metabolism and reproduction, and silver ions undergo a chemical reaction with sulfhydryl, cause a denaturation of protein, rendering the bacteria inactive, unable to reproduce, and results in the death of the bacterial cell. Silver ions will revert to silver atoms upon the destruction of the bacterial cell and continue to remain on the surface of the film, maintaining its anti-bacterial effectiveness.
The Review Display Systems anti-microbial film has been tested with the JIS Z 2801 method – which tests the ability of plastics, metals, ceramics and other antimicrobial surfaces to inhibit the growth of micro-organisms or kill them – using E.coli and Staphylococcus aureus with a resulting anti-bacterial value of R≥2 (99.99%).
The nano-silver anti-bacterial film is available immediately from Review Display Systems.
Review Displays Systems, Inc., Suite 321, 790 N Milwaukee Street, Milwaukee,WI 53202, +1-414 296 8360, email: JoshMarcus@review-displays.com, www.review-displays.com
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Filed Under: Hack the Crisis: Engineering through COVID-19, HMIs • operator interfaces • monitors