Touch Guard is infused with Nanoshield™ Technology, a patented nanoparticles copper compound (cuprous) ion within the very top layer of our films, coatings and surfaces. This process amplifies the active surface area of copper’s natural disinfectant powers, reducing self-disinfection time from 2+ hours (traditional copper) to minutes.
This superior nanotechnology is manufactured in Japan and is the world’s fastest antiviral and antibacterial protective coverings, against nano-silver, silver ions, copper alloy and zinc.
Viruses and bacteria (pathogens) can survive on hard surfaces for long periods of time. SARS-CoV-2 – the virus responsible for COVID-19 has been studied to survive up to 28 days* on plastic and stainless steel including common surfaces such as banknotes and mobile phone screens, much longer than previously thought. Surfaces that are frequently touched can be a vector for disease transmission.
Touch Guard Films (Screen and Surface Protective covers) use a proprietary optically clear PET polymer infused with electrically charged nanoparticles of cuprous copper ions that attach to virus and bacteria, stopping the way they work and killing them within minutes.
Touch Guard continuous antiviral properties become an essential part of your hygiene practices.
*CSIRO Study October 2020
The nano-copper reacts with molecules that are produced by bacteria (H2O2 , O2•–) to form a chemical substance called Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS). ROS damages both the proteins and nucleic acids in viruses and bacteria providing an antibacterial and antiviral effect.
All viruses are surrounded by a protective protein layer that holds the infectious components inside. In order for viruses to spread this layer needs remain intact. Copper particles are rapidly absorbed into this protein layer bursting their protective wall.
Touch Guard is effective in eliminating both viruses and bacteria, making your surface continuously self disinfecting.
Our lab tests have shown that Touch Guard films and phone accessories kill 99.99% of the contact viruses, such as the Coronaviruses (in 30 minutes), Influenza Virus (in 3 minutes), E.Coli (in 5 minutes) and Staphylococcus Aureus (in 15 minutes).