Antimicrobial Film

In an era when staying safe and staying healthy is a top priority, social distancing may not be enough. PURE ZONE® antimicrobial film finishes provide a seamless solution to protect surfaces against bacteria transfer and hygiene concerns. Perfect for hospitals and healthcare facilities, retail environments, food service and prep areas, and virtually all public spaces subject to direct contact, PURE ZONE® antimicrobial film provides a universally-applicable option to prevent the spread of infections.

Not just any antimicrobial plastic film, PURE ZONE® is specially-engineered to provide optimal, lasting performance for a wide range of applications. From door handles and entryways to high-humidity rooms and high-contact surfaces, PURE ZONE® prevents the proliferation of germs by establishing a transparent, easy-to-apply, antimicrobial layer that lasts for up to 5 years after installation.

How PURE ZONE® Antimicrobial Film Works

PURE ZONE® technology is rooted in the antimicrobial efficiency of silver ions. When the antimicrobial film coating is manufactured, silver ions encapsulated in a glass matrix are distributed over the film in a uniform manner. In the presence of humidity (which is needed for germs to spread) as well as during cleaning operations, silver ions are released from the top layer of the film. When these ions come in contact with bacteria, their metabolic proliferation mechanism is interrupted, ultimately destroying the bacteria.

The accumulation of bacteria over time creates what’s called a biofilm. A biofilm is a complex, microbial community consisting of bacteria and fungal species that can form over various types of surfaces and in just a matter of hours. Even with everyday sanitization protocols in place, biofilm can grow in half a day’s time, thereby spreading germs and microorganisms that present serious hygiene problems. 

Rigorously tested in conformity to ISO-22196 standards, PURE ZONE® antimicrobial film has been shown to prevent the formation of biofilm and inhibit the development of germs by 99.99%, or decrease of 4 logs. As an ecologically-friendly coating that can be applied anywhere, even the most inaccessible areas, PURE ZONE® antimicrobial film provides round-the-clock protection that remains active for 5 years. Not only is common microbial growth like salmonella, e.coli, MRSA, and listeria effectively prevented, but PURE ZONE® film is non-irritant and safe for use on human skin. 

The Evolution of Antimicrobial Adhesive Films

PURE ZONE® is a fully transparent, self-adhesive film that contains powerful antimicrobial agents that are active even at very low concentrations. Coated with a pressure-sensitive acrylic adhesive, these antimicrobial films are designed to protect surfaces in areas that require a significant level of hygiene.

Antimicrobial adhesive films are multi-substrate and are easily applied directly on the surface or used in layers for graphics. Adhesion is immediate and creates a permanent, waterproof layer after just 24 hours. Once in place, bacteria are killed on contact, and the spread of harmful microbes is prevented. PURE ZONE® is also designed to withstand any cleaning routine, as it’s resistant to the majority of chemical agents, alcohol, diluted acids, oils, and other cleaning compounds.

Interested in learning more? Let Window Film Depot help you source and install PURE ZONE® and other products by Helix, and maintain optimal sanitary conditions in your environment. Contact us to get started.