OMM Graphic Launches First Microbe Resistant Coating for Packaging in Malaysia
OMM Graphic has successfully created an anti-microbial coating to provide end consumers an additional layer of protection.
With the surge of Covid-19 cases, people are becoming more cautious of where they go and what they touch in order to prevent the infectious disease that can be transmitted through airborne, fomite (contaminated surface), and droplets. Whether we are eating fries from our favorite fast-food restaurant, receiving a parcel from online shopping, or unboxing a new face mask it is in fact by nature for us to neglect the underlying germs stored on the surface of packaging that we touch every day.
How does it work?
When bacteria come into contact with OMM’s protected surface, the active antimicrobial agent prevents them from growing, producing energy, or replicating, inhibiting any further growth, and ultimately they die. The controlled release of the active ingredient provides powerful, effective antimicrobial protection for the lifetime of the product.
The coating currently holds the certification to ISO 20743:2013 and complies with RoHS and FDA 21 CFR 176. In addition, the silver ion technology used was recently tested to meet the ISO 18184:2019 standard in reducing SARS-CoV-2 (source of Covid-19) virus content.
How will this benefit our society?
Our society will benefit from a lesser spread of disease through direct surface contact in the future. While this coating should not change consumers’ habit of practicing good hygiene, it essentially provides an additional protective layer of protection to consumers for a lifetime!
How can you get involved?
If you are a company producing end consumer products that require packaging, simply contact your packaging suppliers and seek a coating with this anti-microbial feature. On the other hand, if you are a packaging supplier instead, contact us for this latest coating technology.
OMM Graphic produces printing chemicals and coatings derived from European technology. We are continuously taking the initiative to find the best solution in assisting our customers by endlessly striving to expand our exhaustive list of products