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TouchPoint Science develops new Antimicrobial Tape called SaferTape.
What is antimicrobial tape? Antimicrobial tape is an easy to apply product made of a thin adhesive film. The tape is much like packing tape, but with embedded, EPA registered antimicrobials. Optimized antimicrobials are added to protect the surface of the tape from the growth of bacteria, or other potentially harmful microorganisms. These organisms are deposited on surfaces that people routinely touch. These surfaces are called ‘fomites‘ in the world of microbiology. Fomites are inanimate objects (in this case surfaces) that allow organisms to grow. For example, bacteria and other organisms can grow on surfaces such as door handles, door knobs, railings, touchscreens, kiosks, ATM machines, and any other surface that is routinely touched by people. Antimicrobial tape can be used on these touchpoints to reduce the number of organisms growing on the surface, thus helping to keep the tape cleaner.
In today’s world during our pandemic with the Covid-19 virus, people have avoided returning to ‘normal’ despite safety precautions and protocols. Ongoing fear of touching surfaces has escalated, opposite the facts produced by the CDC and leading scientific experts. Due to this, many businesses are struggling to encourage people to return to work, or normal life for fear of exposure. SaferTape antimicrobial tape is designed to cover surfaces and antimicrobials are incorporated to protect the film from growing microbes. In addition, the tape can help to reduce ‘touch anxiety’ associated with contact.
Read the full story here: https://touchpointscience.com/what-is-antimicrobial-tape/