Antibacterial coating on films

Schur Flexibles presents antibacterial solution to optimise point of sale hygiene


Hygiene and food safety have always been important, but the coronavirus has highlighted the need for greater awareness and vigilance. Consumers have been asked to frequently wash and disinfect their hands, and this has led them to expect a high level of protection at the point of sale. In response to this, Schur Flexibles is offering to apply an antibacterial varnish to a range of its films such as for example top films and flowpacks.


Analysed and tested for maximum safety

The antibacterially coated films by Schur Flexibles can be used for a wide variety of packaging. According to the Antibacterial Activity Analysis Result, the coating reduces the bacteria present on packaging by 95%. The varnish has been tested and confirmed safe for food packaging, including meat, dairy and fish, as well as cosmetics and more. In Poland, Duda, a well-known producer of meats and sausages, has been using it successfully to demonstrate the company’s commitment to responsibility during the pandemic and reassure consumers that handling their products is completely safe.


Hygienic solutions on the shelf and at home

At the point of sales, packets are often touched, picked up and put back. The antibacterial coating helps prevent the transfer of bacteria and puts consumer minds at rest. For manufacturers, no changes to their production lines are necessary. Films coated with this varnish run as smoothly as uncoated films on all machines. In addition, it integrates perfectly into the printing process, ensuring that print quality remains at the same high level as all Schur Flexibles printing jobs.


“Food and consumer safety begins with intelligent packaging solutions. We are the first packaging manufacturer to offer this type of coating to our customers. With this solution, we are supporting manufacturers and retailers in their efforts to optimise hygiene and provide enhanced food safety,” explains Joanna Herbst, Commercial product manager conversion at Schur Flexibles.