Anti-microbial packaging is increasingly being deployed amid the COVID-19 pandemic as consumers' sense of safety and hygiene has intensified over the last few months. This innovation is the result of a collaboration between Parkside Flexible and Touchguard—a surface protection supplier.
The anti-microbial packaging differentiates itself on the market with a special coating that is designed to inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria. It is made with a "silver-based technology." The companies state that the coating can be applied as water or solvent-based finish, which allows it some degree of flexibility. It can be applied to a range of formats, including pouches, lidding films, and flow wraps.
The anti-microbial packaging is currently being tested in labs to ensure its safety for consumers.
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