Toppan Printing (Toppan) recently developed film-type Virusweeper™ packaging with antiviral and antibacterial functions. The new film packaging is an addition to Toppan’s “SMART LIFE-VALUE™ Packaging” lineup, part of the recently launched “TOPPAN S-VALUE™ Packaging” range, targeting added value for society and fulfilling living.
Virusweeper packaging conform to Japan's specifications and standards for foods and food additives. The packaging inhibits the growth of certain viruses and bacteria, and significantly reduces their numbers on surfaces. The action of both the film and carton types of Virusweeper has been verified by measurement in line with ISO 21702 for antiviral activity and ISO 22196 for antibacterial activity on plastics and non-porous surfaces, and the packaging has been certified by Japan’s Society of International sustaining growth for Antimicrobial Articles (SIAA) for its antiviral and antibacterial performance.
Treatment requires no change to the manufacturing process because an antiviral agent is added to an existing varnish, and Toppan’s technologies make it possible to add antiviral and antibacterial functionality while maintaining the scratch resistance of existing packages. Film-type Virusweeper, on sale from April, is ideal for flexible packaging, such as stand-up and pillow pouches, while the already available paper-based version can be used for color and decorative folding cartons.
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