INTRODUCING RI-DEFEND: THE CLEAR SELF ADHESIVE VINYL BARRIER AGAINST GERMS AND BACTERIA

The new self-adhesive lamination film (CLEAR VINYL) with antibacterial properties, intended for the antimicrobial protection of any type of graphics and for the coating of all those surfaces subject to high use by the public, for both indoor and outdoor medium-long lasting applications. The combination between the permanent acrylic adhesive and the high-quality polymeric vinyl film make RI-DEFEND the best choice for creating an invisible barrier against germs and bacteria, on graphics, doors, handles, windows, tables, chairs, displays, touch screens or in all those areas that require a high level of hygiene such as hospitals and laboratories. Use it on your bottles , labels and any other vinyl that you want covering to protect it or the user.

With an increased understanding of how important it is to look after ourselves and those around us, we have to take steps to ensure our crafts are safe. Ri-Defend is an antibacterial laminating vinyl that prevents 99.9% of bacteria from sticking[1]. It is intended for use in places requiring a high level of hygiene[2]

Different bacteria have different methods of sticking; they each stick in different ways, to different things, for different stretches of time. ‘The patch test’ – an experiment carried out by Edinburgh University[3]– showed us that ultimately, bacteria and germs stick onto any surface, so when working with adhesive products, it’s a given that bacteria will attach itself easily. Ri-Defend just gives that extra bit of confidence that your crafts are clean and safe.

In terms of aesthetic, Ri-Defend keeps crafts looking professional for much longer. If you’re anything like me, you’ll be sick of making holiday decorations just for them to be taken down and thrown away within the month. Apply Ri-Defend to any craft and keep it for years. This year onwards, you can have waste-free, low-germ, professional-looking decorations around your house – just in time for  Christmas.

HOW DOES IT WORK?
RI-DEFEND contains an internal antibacterial active substance which, unlike conventional non-antibacterial solutions, guarantees protection to surfaces for long periods of time, eliminating up to 99.9% of the bacteria present on the film’s surface and preventing their proliferation. RI-DEFEND’s effectiveness has been verified and tested according to ISO 22196: 2011, allowing to establish that RI-DEFEND is effective on a large number of bacteria, including Escherichia Coli, Enterococcus Faecalis, Listeria Monocytogenes, Klebsiella Pneumoniae, Salmonella Enterica.

THE HIGHEST SAFETY STANDARDS
To guarantee the highest safety standards over time, RI-DEFEND has been designed and tested to ensure antibacterial activity for a duration of 5 years, proving to be able to resist unaltered to the intensive simulated washing procedures – recommended by the WHO (World Health Organization). These procedures provide surface treatment with specific disinfectants, such as benzalconium chloride or sodium hypochlorite solutions, commonly used to prevent the spread of SARS coronavirus.

RI-DEFEND: THE INVISIBLE BARRIER AGAINST GERMS AND BACTERIA