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Touchpoint Shield – comparison analysis shows clear advantage

Chris Macdonald - Sales Director - SafeGroup


Chris Macdonald

3 min read

Comparison of products designed to provide antiviral and antibacterial surface protection in the home and workplace demonstrates the clear advantages of Touchpoint Shield.

The analysis has shown the advanced coating is more durable, more long-lasting, more cost-effective, easier to apply, and does not affect the look of home and work interiors, unlike other products on the market.

Touchpoint Shield emergency door coating

Touchpoint Shield, from SafeGroup, is an antimicrobial protective product which uniquely combines a nano-ceramic liquid glass coating with silver ions technology to suppress bacteria and viruses on surfaces.

Multi-sector application

The coating is generating significant interest across all commercial and industrial sectors, with the coating installed in business environments that include: banking, manufacturing, hospitality, leisure, scientific research, and retail.

Touchpoint Shield - comparison table


The coating lasts for up to three years, providing excellent additional protection against a wide range of bacteria and viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19.

Laboratory tests demonstrate it is over 99.9% effective against SARS-CoV-2 and other potentially harmful micro-organisms. These results are confirmed up by field trials in customer workplaces which prove Touchpoint Shield is highly effective at preventing regrowth of bacteria and viruses.

Touchpoint Shield advantages

The comparison table analyses the attributes of Touchpoint Shield along with other widely marketed antibacterial and antiviral products: antimicrobial wraps, antimicrobial films, and antimicrobial manufactured handles.

It compares all the products across eight parameter – unit cost, flexibility, aesthetics, feel, durability, active life, ease of application, and sustainability.

SafeGroup Strategic Business Director Chris MacDonald said: “We’ve made a fair assessment. All the products considered have their pros and cons. However, the exercise showed only Touchpoint Shield delivered clear advantages across all eight parameters.

“This was reassuring for us, in terms of the benefits of Touchpoint Shield. It can also give our customers confidence that by selecting Touchpoint Shield, they are choosing the optimal antimicrobial surface protection system.”

The findings of the comparison analysis also reflect feedback from customers who are looking to put in place long-term antibacterial and antiviral protection in homes and workplaces across the UK.

Wellbeing and mental health

As the COVID-19 pandemic slowly comes to an end, there is a clear need for additional support to enhance hygienic environments, to allow workplaces to reopen safely and for the wellbeing and mental health of employees and customers to be considered.

Chris MacDonald said: “Our comparison analysis demonstrates only Touchpoint Shield provides long-term antimicrobial protecting that delivers long-term results cost-effectively and sustainably, without affecting the look of interiors or imposing restrictions on their use.”

Find out more about the clear advantages of Touchpoint Shield. For more information and a free demonstration call 0800 668 1268.

Chris Macdonald - Sales Director - SafeGroup
About the author

Chris Macdonald

Chris has strategic responsibility for sales development and major accounts management at SafeGroup. He was a professional footballer with Southampton FC until a series of injuries ended his career while still a teenager. Chris began working as a helpdesk controller for a national FM company in 2004. By 2013 he was its managing director. From there he joined SafeGroup in 2018, bringing with him huge expertise plus the energy, enthusiasm and drive that would have surely made him a success in the Premier League. He does, however, still enjoy playing football.

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