London based Veraco has designed and manufactured a range of Antimicrobial adhesive pads and wraps to be used on frequently touched surfaces, such as door handles, shopping trolleys and handrails.
They use ‘Silver Ions’ technology which works by breaking down the biological make-up of micro organisms, in order to stop the spread and reproduction of dangerous pathogens. The products kill up to 99.99% of common bacteria as well as being effective against coronavirus.
Several studies have shown that viruses, including COVID-19, can survive on surfaces for days. These products work 24/7 instantaneously on touch and for up to two years after installation. Veraco is already working with the NHS, Toyota, London Metropolitan University and COS.
Co-founder George Strong says: “In a post-COVID world we are going to be far more hygiene conscious. People will continue to avoid touching public doors, handles, screens etc as best they can and there will be continued expectations on business to support that change in behaviour. This pandemic has changed hygiene standards and we see our products as part of setting that standard across the world.”
Fellow co-founder Charles Churchman adds: “We knew the technology worked but we wanted to also create products that looked good and were really easy to use. We have a range of different shapes and sizes, and we can also produce customised designs for our trade customers. In the future, there is no reason why any frequently touched surface wouldn’t be protected.”