HSINCHU, Taiwan—Taiwanese silicones specialist General Silicones has developed a silicone rubber film with antiviral and antibacterial properties to be used in exposed surfaces within the healthcare industry.
The medical grade film adds protection to high-touch surfaces frequently used by patients and visitors, such as bed rails and frames, movable lamps, tray and bedside tables, handles and IV poles, General Silicones said.
High-touch objects throughout the facilities such as elevator buttons, door and staircase handle, registrations desks, chairs, and furniture in waiting rooms, cafeterias and restaurants can reduce the risks by applying the film.
Other areas such as lift buttons, door and staircase handles, registrations desks, chairs and furniture also can be protected by the film.
Shipped in rolls that can be easily cut and adjusted in size, the patented film can be applied with standard adhesives to the surfaces, the company said.
The silicone rubber material offers anti-slip properties for patients, while being "bio-compatible and bio-durable, non-toxic, antibacterial and chemically resistant," General Silicones said.