Kernow Coatings, leading manufacturer of OEM certified printable digital synthetic papers, has announced that following ISO 21702:2019 testing (which measures antiviral activity on plastics and other non-porous surfaces) that KernowPrint HWT5 has shown to reduce SARS-COV-2* by 90% after 24 hours when compared to an untreated product.
Phil Bartlett, Technical Director at Kernow Coatings said, “We are thrilled that our KernowPrint HWT5 has received an Antiviral Test Certificate tested to ISO 21702:2019 standards and that it has shown to reduce SARS-COV-2* with the following results:
SARS-COV-2* = 68.38% after 4 hours**
SARS-COV-2* = 68.38% after 6 hours**
SARS-COV-2* = 90% after 24 hours**
This is another significant step forward for us in enhancing our range of synthetic media products and ensuring surface protection against the presence of microbes such as bacteria and mould”.
KernowPrint is ideal for protecting table mats and menus and for producing printed materials such as signs, instructions and notices. It is particularly sought after in the hospitality and healthcare sector where reducing bacteria levels on surfaces is key in helping create more hygienic environments. All KernowPrint films are rigorously tested for antimicrobial performance to instil confidence for every customer and reassurance for every application.
* Viral strain is SARS-COV-2_COV2019 ITALY/INMI1. ** Reduction of the treated sample against the untreated/control sample