Testing Validates InvisibleShield Solutions with Integrated Kastus Anti-Microbial Technology Kills Human Coronavirus and 99.99% of the Most Common Surface Bacteria
InvisibleShield®, a ZAGG Brands company and the leading global innovator in screen protection, today announced that its 2020 screen protectors treated with exclusive partner Kastus® anti-microbial technology have been examined by an independent global testing laboratory and confirmed effective against human coronavirus and 99.99% of the most common surface bacteria1. In a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found that human coronavirus can live on surfaces for up to three days2.
With Kastus technology, InvisibleShield customers now have the additional assurance that their device screen protector effectively kills human coronavirus. All InvisibleShield anti-microbial glass screen protectors produced in 2020 and beyond will feature Kastus technology, further reinforcing InvisibleShield’s commitment to digital wellness.
“At InvisibleShield, we are driven by our mission to deliver industry-leading screen protection products for mobile devices that also protect our customers’ well-being,” said Patrick Keenan, vice president, global product for ZAGG Brands. “There has never been a stronger need to protect against bacteria and viruses that are known to accumulate on our mobile device screens. Through our partnership with Kastus, our anti-microbial products not only provide the ultimate in digital wellness, but now also protect consumers against the human coronavirus.”
The Kastus patented process enables InvisibleShield to infuse innovative anti-microbial technology into the glass during the manufacturing process. The technology has been tested to last the life of the screen protector, so consumers don’t need to worry about it wearing away over time.
“The team at Kastus is delighted to further strengthen our relationship with the global market leader in screen protection,” said John Browne, founder & CEO at Kastus. “Our combined innovation brings a uniquely important antiviral screen technology to a global audience.”
InvisibleShield backs its screen protectors with an industry-leading limited lifetime warranty and will replace the product if it ever gets worn or damaged for the life of the device3. With more than 215 million screen protectors sold worldwide, InvisibleShield is the No. 1 selling brand for smartphone screen protection in the U.S.4 and has set the industry standard for screen protection.
Note: InvisibleShield products have not been tested against COVID-19 as consumer product testing for the specific Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) is not currently available.
1 InvisibleShield screen protection treated with Kastus technology tested by 3rd party to ISO testing standards to kill up to 95% of human coronavirus after 30 minutes. InvisibleShield tested by 3rd party to ISO testing standards against E. coli and staph bacteria. Anti-microbial technology is applied to the product; it does not directly protect the user from any exposure to bacteria or provide additional health benefits.
2 Aerosol and Surface Stability of SARS-CoV-2 as Compared with SARS-CoV-1, New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), April 16, 2020
3 Shipping and handling fees apply. Visit zagg.com/warranty-policies for warranty terms and conditions.
4 Source: The NPD Group, Inc., U.S. Retail Tracking Service, Cell Phone Screen Protection, Based on Dollars and Units, Jan. 2017 – Feb. 2020.