Fast food fans may recall in horror an investigation late last year that found traces of faeces on McDonald’s touchscreens. It’s unlikely to be an issue confined to this fast food chain only, or indeed just touchscreens in QSRs. For absent personal hygiene, there is an answer, and Seloy Live have brought it to ISE 2019.
The Finnish manufacturer announces that its Sense glass product range is now protected against bacteria and other germs thanks to the addition of Fineko’s Total Protect film coating.
Seloy Live CEO Henri Kiuru explained: “Fineko Total Protect products have a bactericidal, fungicidal and virucidal effect, destroying bacteria, viruses and fungi. The scientifically proven protection provided is long-lasting and can only be removed mechanically, meaning there is less need for surface disinfection.”
The active ingredients’ duration of action is lengthened by low evaporation, and eventually an antimicrobial film forms on the surface. This improves hygiene safety for people working in and visiting public spaces.
Kiuru added: “Attendees at ISE 2019 will be able to experience the coating first-hand – although they won’t be able to note any difference to performance! What they should be more confident of is that our display solutions won’t be the ones at the exhibition passing on germs!”
With interactivity secure within the glass, and customisable to work across some or all of the total available area, the Sense glass itself is protected from vandalism and weather and can be washed just like a regular window. Normally, cleaning a surface coated with Total Protect two or three times with regular detergents would mean that the surface would have to be treated again. However, Seloy Live says it’s developed a bespoke solution that also includes alcohol-based cleaning, renewing the antibacterial effect each time the Sense display is cleaned.
Asked if McDonald’s had placed an order, Alexander von Reuterhorn, CEO, Fineko Total replied: “It’s on its way…”