The current COVID-19 pandemic has focussed attention on hygiene and how good practice keeps us safer. Always looking for ways to help customers, The Lettershop Group has reacted by achieving certification for the production of printed products including direct mail, door drops, game cards, brochures and packaging protected by antimicrobial coatings.
Your customers want peace of mind. Antimicrobial coatings lets customers know you’re responding to their concerns and considering every avenue to provide them protection. This is particularly applicable for mail products handled multiple times, like coupons and vouchers.
Our antibacterial products apply a high-quality antimicrobial additive on to the surface of the paper substrate. This prohibits the growth of micro-organisms on the surface of the protected mailer, providing long-lasting protection against bacteria, biofilm, fungi and mould.
What is the purpose of making a surface antimicrobial?
Our antimicrobial additives eradicate the bacteria which causes contamination and infection, as well as those responsible for odours and staining. The antimicrobial effect also protects the product against degradation, extending its use.
The purpose of the coating is not to create a sterile environment – we all know that being exposed to certain types of bacteria builds a healthy immune system. However, bacterial infections such as MRSA, E. coli and Listeria can be very serious and the coating acts as a complementary measure to routine cleaning & hygiene.
Effective against 99.9% of all bacteria
Manufactured in the UK by leading additive specialists, the antimicrobial additive is effective against 99.9% of all bacteria, including MRSA, E. coli, Pseudomonas, Salmonella, Listeria, Legionella and more.
Effective against COVID-19?
COVID-19 is an enveloped virus, so called because of its fatty outer membrane. The antimicrobial additives have been successfully tested against other enveloped viruses, such as Influenza, Avian flu and SARS, therefore it would be reasonable to imply that it is also effective against COVID-19.
The antimicrobial coating has no effect on the print quality of the product and will not detract from the high quality print and personalisation that you have come to expect from The Lettershop Group.
How long is the coating effective?
The coating will continue to protect for the lifetime of the product as it’s bonded to the print and paper.
Is the coating safe and compliant?
All of the active components used are approved by the FDA and EPA. No additives are used with potential health or environmental concerns such as Triclosan or nano-scale particles, and all of the active components have been notified for inclusion on the Biocidal Products Regulation.
How much will it cost?
The Lettershop Group have integrated the application of the coating into our existing production processes which means the costs will be affordable.
For more information or a quotation
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