Print-finishing specialist Sydney Stone (Toronto) has introduced Derprosa Bacterstop, an Antibacterial Laminating Film, to Canada. The company has supplied Derprosa Laminating Films since 2010 and offers sales and service nationwide with branches in both Toronto and Vancouver. “Frequently-touched laminated materials such as children’s books, menus and catalogues can allow bacteria to stay on the surface and could spread to any hands that touch it,” said Dylan Westgate, Vice President of Sydney Stone. “Given the climate we currently find ourselves in, we need to take as many precautions as we can. A product like this one, which offers bacteria resistance, has to be a good thing.”
Bacterstop is an OPP Laminating Film that comes in both gloss and matte finishes. It guarantees that the proliferation of bacteria is inhibited by more than 99% on the laminated surface, according to tests carried out by external laboratories in accordance with the ISO 22196 standard. The lamination agent is also effective against antibiotic-resistant bacteria. This technology is safe to use and is also utilized in medical, food and water applications.
The thin film can be used on a variety of applications, including business cards, book covers, postcards, brochures, medical documents, menus and catalogues. Bacterstop can accommodate the same applications that a customer would typically use a glossy or matte finish for – such as packaging, books, printed commercial communication products, and so on.
The film provides the same excellent clarity finish as Sydney Stone’s regular OPP films, but with an added layer of protection. The company is expecting delivery in early July for those that pre-order. Plus, pre-orders will be offered at a discounted rate up to Wednesday, June 17, 2020.