Wells Plastics partner Polinas Defeats COVID19 Virus with Bactiglas™
Wells Plastics is delighted to announce that Polinas has successfully tested a BOPP film registered under the name ‘AB1F1/30µ’ containing Bactiglas™ against SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes the disease COVID19. The Bactiglas™ film has demonstrated a 99.2% reduction of the virus within 24 hours.
According to laboratory results, the protective film destroyed the SARS-CoV-2 virus by 71.8% in just 5 minutes and 90% by the end of 2 hours. At the end of the 24 hour test 99.2% of the virus had been eradicated.
The antiviral BOPP film was tested at the Antimicrobial R&D and Biocidal Analysis Center in Ankara using the ISO 21702:2019 test method for the measurement of antiviral activity on plastics and other non-porous surfaces.
Polinas, part of Yıldız Holding, is a significant manufacturer in the BOPP marketplace based in Turkey and has worked with Wells Plastics for many years on technological additive systems to complement their innovative high performance film structures.
This breakthrough in antiviral films is a significant step forward in demonstrating performance against the specific virus which causes COVID19 and opens up a wide range of applications throughout the healthcare setting which would benefit from this added protection that Bactiglas™ provides.
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