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This latest product from GIF Supplies gives additional protection to any finished job. The film is extruded with a specially developed additive to give it an antibacterial property. This remains within the material for the lifetime of the film. Furthermore, we have had this film recently tested on a Feline Coronavirus which has confirmed the film has also got antiviral properties. We can now certify this film as Antimicrobial.

Contrary to other products on the market, which are predominately coatings, this film for paper lamination is impregnated with this special capability. The critical advantage of which is that the antibacterial properties do not reduce or wear out over time.

Available in both Gloss & Matt finishes, the films are BOPP (Polypropylene) based. They are the same as GIF Supplies arts range, which means they behave exactly the same as the other films. This makes it extremely easy to adopt as there is no need for any amends or tweaks to machine settings. Its versatility also lends itself for use with a vast range of applications. Of particular interest would be those communications that are likely to be given out and / or handled by multiple people. These could include hospitality laminated media, food and drink menus, corporate brochures, medical information from doctors, dentists and hospitals through to business cards and more.

While we are in these uncertain times there are no guarantees; however the film has been lab tested for Esherichia Coli (E Coli) and Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). As a result, it has been proven to reduce bacterial levels ≥ 99% and it also conforms to ISO 22196. This is the recognised industry measurement of antibacterial activity on plastics and other non-porous surfaces. Furthermore, tests were carried out by an independent laboratory according to ISO 21702, certifying antiviral activity as well. This tests carried out on a virus of the coronavirus family, were a big step on certifying this film as antimicrobial and further tests are currently being carried out on COVID-19 – we will keep you updated on further developments.

As Sandro Mosquera, Managing Director of GIF Supplies highlights,

“Unfortunately in the climate we now find ourselves we need to take as many precautions as we can. Any product like this one, which offers some protection against killing bacteria, has to be a good thing. So as exclusive distributors, we’re understandably delighted to be bringing this industry leading lamination film to the UK. This sits well with us also now supplying PPE to help many of our customers. ”

Available now in multiple widths only from GIF Supplies, it can also be supplied with bespoke conversion to alternative sizes.