Kastus® Launches a new Generation of Antimicrobial and Antiviral Screen Protectors Proven to Block Surface Bacteria and Human Coronavirus


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The Covid-19 virus outbreak has changed the world’s attitude towards hygiene and especially shared touch surfaces. This is our new normal. Hard surfaces such as touchscreens have been identified as part of the cross contamination problem.

Irish company Kastus® are proud to launch a new range of commercial antimicrobial and antiviral screen protectors as businesses worldwide seek for a proven solution to help better protect their touchscreen devices against harmful bacteria and viruses.

The patented Kastus coating technology is built into the screen protector surface and offers ‘always on’ double protection for touch screens upgraded with this new innovation. Not only has Kastus tech been independently proven to be effective against Human Coronavirus¹ on treated surfaces, it also blocks up to 99.99%² of surface bacteria such as SA and E. coli.     

This screen protector innovation is easy to retrofit on existing touch screens and enables businesses and their consumers to interact with extra peace of mind. The new tempered glass screen protectors provide enhanced protection on any touchscreen device, making it suitable for a wide range of sectors, as Kastus Founder and CEO, John Browne, explains:

“The Coronavirus pandemic has changed how every business across the world interacts with their customers. Now more than ever, consumers and business owners are concerned about the transmission of germs and viruses through touchscreen devices. Businesses are actively seeking solutions that can provide enhanced hygiene and safety to their customers as they reopen their doors and fight to remain open in uncertain economic times.

“These screen protectors are designed to help better protect consumer and staff using Self-Service Kiosks and other shared touchscreen devices in everyday places such as, grocery and convenience stores, Quick Service Restaurants, retail, travel, hospitality, healthcare, and banking. Kastus are recognised experts in Antimicrobial & Antiviral coating technology since 2014 and we are currently working with a host of global brands to help enhance their current estate of touchscreens”

The new Kastus screen protectors can be made to order in sizes from 4” to 34” diameter and are easy to retrofit to any existing touchscreen instore, it’s the same process as applying a consumer mobile phone screen protector. Made from anti-shatter, durable, tempered glass these protectors are designed with the patented Kastus antimicrobial surface-coating technology permanently built in. Each screen protector comes with an accessory application kit, including microfiber cloth and squeegee to allow anyone to effectively apply it within just a few minutes.

The new glass screen protectors can be ordered direct from Kastus. To find out more about Kastus and this groundbreaking technology visit www.kastus.com 

¹Verified by a leading global testing laboratory and tested in accordance to a modified ASTM E1053.

²ISO 27447 Antimicrobial certification standard independently verified by Airmid laboratories.


Founded in 2014, Kastus is an award-winning Irish nano-technology company who have developed a globally patented range of Antimicrobial and Antiviral surface coatings designed to protect glass and ceramic surfaces from harmful bacteria and virus’s through the lifetime of the product. 

Kastus are recognised experts in Antimicrobial & Antiviral coating technology since 2014 and have recently been awarded a European Commission grant (report here) of €1.6m to combat the Covid-19 pandemic and support recovery in Europe.  We have 44 global patents granted and pending and are currently partnering with a host of global brands to add enhanced protection to their touchscreen portfolio.  

Kastus’ suite of products included both finished products – Screen protectors for existing screens and Cover glass for new touchscreen devices – plus coating solutions for manufacturing all types of new glass and ceramics products.

Once baked into the surface, the coating technology is incredibly durable and non-leaching, which means it also eco-friendly.  To fight the microbes, Kastus uses a unique Photo-physical coating process primarily fuelled by ambient air moisture and light, both unlimited fuel sources. 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 meaning that positively fighting the spread of superbugs. As the primary fuel sources are unlimited, Kastus’ protective antimicrobial power is ‘always on’ and once built in, is designed to last 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

To view our new Kastus Screen protector demo video click here

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