- Material: PVC
- Additional Info: Available in multiple technologies.
In a world in the grips of the coronavirus (COVID-19), it’s more important than ever to help protect people in your organisation. Bacteria can be transferred to smart cards from the air, the user’s skin or contact with other surfaces, so with users then touching other surfaces or other people handling these cards harmful bacteria can soon be spread. Our antimicrobial cards provide peace of mind for card users, reducing bacterial activity on the surface of the card by over 99%*. Available in the same great range of technologies as all of our standard PVC cards, they offer added protection to your users.
What makes these cards antimicrobial?
These cards have been specifically designed to stop the growth and replication of bacteria on the surface of the card. They are manufactured using the same process as all of our smart cards, with an extra additive introduced to the varnish on the surface of the card. This additive, a silver based nano-technology, stops the growth of bacteria in three ways; it ruptures the bacterial cell membrane, immobilises the bacteria by depleting oxygen levels and destroys the reproductive receptor.
Silver, used extensively in the medical industry for many years, naturally has antimicrobial properties and offers many benefits when compared with non-silver antimicrobials, including; it’s sustainability, superior durability, low MIC (minimum inhibition concentration – the level at which a material is effective against microbes) and bacteria doesn’t develop resistance, unlike some of the non-silver antimicrobials.
Available in a wide range of technologies…
Antimicrobial cards are available in the same wide range of technologies as our standard PVC cards. These include contact and contactless technologies such as NXP, Atmel, Infineon, EM Microelectronic, Fudan and more. This great range of technologies means you don’t have to change anything on your side, when your next ready to order cards simply let us know that you’d like them to be antimicrobial.
Choose from multiple materials
We can supply our antimicrobial cards in two different materials; PVC and PPH Bio. So, whether you are looking for the look and feel of your cards to remain the same as the usual PVC cards you purchase, or you’d like to be more eco-friendly with our PPH Bio material, we’ve got you covered. For more details on either of these material choices, talk to a member of our team today who’ll be happy to guide you through these options.
Antimicrobial cards are a great addition for any organisation that uses smart cards but are particularly useful in applications where a card is touched by multiple users. One example of this would be hotels, in which cards are reprogrammed and re-used for multiple guests. Another example of this would be a library or loyalty card that the user would hand to a clerk who scans the card to add points or let you check out a book.
For more information, or for a quote on antimicrobial cards get in touch with us today and one of our specialists will be happy to help you.
*Backed by independent laboratory testing, test certificates can be supplied upon request.
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