General Touch aims to help better protect their customers’ brands and users with enhanced touchscreens offering a lifetime of antimicrobial performance.
Chengdu, China, September 18, 2019 — Touchscreens and devices are an essential part of modern life. When there are four times as many germs found on a self-service touchscreen than on a toilet seat, it’s no surprise that many consumers are concerned about engaging with shared surfaces and being exposed to infectious germs such as MRSA, E. coli and C. diff.
Kastus® is on a mission to tackle the growing issue of antimicrobial resistance with its game-changing surface solution. A patented coating that’s applied during the glass manufacturing process, Kastus Glass is scientifically proven to eliminate up to 99.99 percent of harmful bacteria, delivering germ-free protection to all glass and touchscreen surfaces – for life.
In a recent consumer survey commissioned by Kastus, over 70 percent of respondents stated they were worried about using public touchscreens. Of those surveyed, over 80% also stated they would actively seek out a business or establishment that offered a touchscreen with an invisible germ-free coating. These insights confirm the consumer desires and business opportunities that General Touch will address with their new Kastus-enhanced glass.
“The Kastus team is delighted to announce our new partnership with General Touch. The Kastus Intelligent Surface Technology™ will further enhance the broad product portfolio of General Touch across various markets. From ATM touchscreens and medical devices, to Quick Service Restaurant kiosks, our partnership reflects the customer-oriented core values we share. With General Touch, we can help our customers to seamlessly integrate touchscreens and panels into their running projects.” said John Browne, Founder and CEO of Kastus®.
General Touch COO, Mr Kimson Tan said about the new commercial partnership with Kastus: “General Touch has always put our customers and their users at the heart of what we do. Our decision to partner with Kastus and offer their innovative antimicrobial coating across our touchscreen portfolio aligns perfectly with our approach. With Kastus, we can protect our customers’ brands and their users by producing touchscreens with a lifetime antimicrobial proficiency that only costs a fraction. More importantly, we can sleep better because our touchscreens are now safer than before.”
Kastus has just announced that they will be featured in Q4 2019 as a game-changing technology on the Advancements television series, hosted by Ted Danson.
This will broadcast nationwide on CNBC, as well as other networks across the U.S. and the world.
Founded in 2014, Kastus® is on a mission to tackle the growing issue of antimicrobial resistance with its game-changing surface solution. A patented coating that’s applied during the glass manufacturing process, Kastus® Glass is scientifically proven to eliminate up to 99.99% of harmful bacteria including MRSA, E. coli and C. diff, delivering germ-free protection to all glass and touchscreen surfaces for life.
Powered by the patented Kastus® Intelligent Surface Technology™, this invisible coating also transforms glass into a self-cleaning surface, reducing the need for chemical cleaners while providing germ-free protection. Once ‘baked in’ to the glass surface, the coating technology is incredibly durable, plus as it is non-leaching it is also friendly to the environment.
Kastus® uses a novel Photo-physical coating process fuelled by ambient air moisture and light, both unlimited fuel resources. The reactive oxygen species generated on surfaces by our patented process, effectively ‘bash’ the bacteria, disrupting its cell wall until it’s eliminated. The game changer here, is that bacteria cannot build up a resistance or immunity to Kastus coating technology and as the fuel source is unlimited, the protective antimicrobial power is ‘always on’ through the lifetime of the product.
To find out more about Kastus visit www.kastus.com
To view the Kastus Brand and Tech video click here brand video link.
About General Touch
General Touch started out with 4 people in the year 2000 and quickly became a forerunner that brought ‘Touch Solutions’ to the 4 corners of China and the world.
Today, GT employs about 400 employees, runs 4 production lines and offer 4 touch technologies to a global clientele, namely PCAP, SAW, IR and Resistive Touch. GT has deployed more than 4 million touch touchscreens and touch displays for ATM, POS, Multi-Function Kiosks, Gaming, Healthcare, HMI, and IDS. Culturally, the number ‘4’ is not auspicious to the Chinese but it is what it is! (www.generaltouch.com)
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 Dr Charles Gerba, University of Arizona.
 Research conducted by Trend-Monitor in June 2019, with a representative sample of 1000 UK consumers