DigiTuff the tear-resistant, digital, synthetic sheet from Premier is now being produced with an anti-microbial surface.
Biomaster is the new additive that is used within the surface coating in the production of DigiTuff. Biomaster works by binding with the bacteria cell's wall disrupting cell growth by up to 99.99 per cent.
The Biomaster utilises silver ions, a natural antibacterial, that inhibits enzyme production stopping the bacteria cells' ability to produce energy. Biomaster also interrupts the bacteria's DNA, preventing cell replication.
John Vic, Premier Sales Director – Digital Media said, "over the last 12 months there has been a significant increase in demand for more hygienic products and solutions. Many of our synthetic suppliers are sequentially looking for ways to improve the user-friendliness and cleanliness of their products, DigiTuff is the first and others will follow."
DigiTuff is optimised for use on both colour and mono digital print processes and the inclusion of Biomaster within the surface coating does not impact the printing process; in turn, the print process does not affect the antimicrobial properties of the sheet.