Atlanta-based TouchPoint Science has developed a solution that aims to make surfaces safer.
Safertouch is a thin polymer film embedded with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-registered antimicrobial agents that prevent the growth of microorganisms. Safertouch adheres to surfaces to keep them cleaner and creates a barrier between guest-to-guest contact. The layer lasts for approximately six months and can be used indoors or outdoors. The product does not replace normal cleaning or sanitization practices.
“Airlines, hotels and rental car services, among others have increased safety and cleanliness protocols due to the COVID-19 pandemic and that includes frequently disinfecting surfaces and high-touch objects,” said Jim Loricchio, founder of TouchPoint Science. “Safertouch helps protect employees and customers by keeping surfaces cleaner and safer.”
Safertouch uses the same agents proven effective for decades in medical devices, wound-care gauze, sportswear, protective equipment and other applications. Safertouch can be used for almost any application, like doorknobs, vending machines, elevator buttons and handrails, protecting these surfaces in between cleanings. The company also offers an iPad touchscreen overlay, which has multiple applications for restaurants’ ordering systems, hotels’ and airlines’ check-in systems, retail check-out systems and more.