Health and safety have always been important, but over the past couple of years, they have become even higher priorities to consumers worldwide. In fact, according to a PwC study on the many ways COVID-19 has changed consumer behavior, 48% of adult consumers intend on maintaining newly acquired health and wellness habits over the long term.
As a small and midsize business (SMB) owner, you surely have been considering how to cater to these changing demands. In this blog post, we will discuss what antimicrobial covers are and how they can help you set your business up for safety and success – in mere seconds.
What are Antimicrobial Covers?
Antimicrobial film covers are just that – covers that protect surfaces and contain a proprietary antimicrobial coating that protects the surface by actively killing microbes (reducing microbe populations) on contact. Think of them as removable stickers.
The majority of the antimicrobial film covers on the market are durable, have an easy peel-and-stick application process, and can be applied to a variety of surfaces.
5 Benefits of Antimicrobial Covers
There are many advantages to using antimicrobial covers in your SMB, including:
1. Protect Employees, Customers, and Vendors
First and foremost, the primary benefit of antimicrobial film covers is that they protect everyone who comes in contact with your brick-and-mortar location, including your employees, customers, and vendors. By protecting high-traffic surfaces, the covers can greatly reduce germ transfer.
2. Instill Trust in Your Business
Antimicrobial covers can play a huge role in your corporate responsibility (CSR) plan as an SMB – and that’s a big deal. According to Givinga,
“CSR is usually thought of as something large enterprises do because it requires significant resources, including administration, funding, and time. But as consumers start voting with their wallets, choosing to support businesses with strong CSR programs, it’s becoming imperative for small and mid-sized businesses to get involved as well.”
First impressions are everything, and having antimicrobial film covers applied on your business’s door handles, checkout counters, and more, immediately lets your customers, vendors, and employees know that you are a responsible business and prioritize health and safety.
Many of the antimicrobial covers on the market can be applied on a variety of surfaces, in a variety of indoor and outdoor locations. Be sure to check the temperature range specifications of the specific antimicrobial covers you’re interested in purchasing to ensure they’ll stand up to your environmental conditions.
4. Easy to Use
A huge benefit of antimicrobial covers is that they are extremely easy to use and apply. Most of the covers on the market simply come with a paper backing and can be easily peeled off the backing and applied to a variety of surfaces. And some, like the covers from Star, leave behind no residue when removed, and can easily be reapplied if you didn’t apply it just right the first time.
Antimicrobial film covers are a very cost-efficient health and safety solution for your SMB. Depending on the amount of traffic your business receives, the durable covers can last up to multiple months.
Health & Safety Solutions
Star offers a range of contactless solutions and health and safety products to keep your business squeaky clean and your customers feeling confident when returning to your brick-and-mortar locations.
How to Use Antimicrobial Covers
Rest assured, antimicrobial covers – like the ones provided by Star – are simple to use. Like we mentioned above, many of the covers on the market feature a simple peel-and-stick application, which takes seconds.
Star’s antimicrobial covers, for example, can be applied in under a minute, in a simple 3-step process:
- Clean your surface
- Peel the antimicrobial cover off from its backing
- Apply the antimicrobial cover to your surface
See the application process in action:
Antimicrobial Covers Provided by Star
Designed for restaurants and retailers, the antimicrobial covers offered by Star are designed to cover high-touch surfaces to reduce the transfer of germs. Safe to use and easy to apply, the antimicrobial covers reduce microbes on common touch points. From door handles to checkout counters, the antimicrobial covers create safer surfaces for both employees and customers.
Key features of the antimicrobial film covers from Star include:
- Designed for use on door handles, door push-bars, restroom surfaces, checkout counters, elevator buttons, and more
- Available in rolls, sheets, and pre-cut shapes
- Thoroughly tested, EPA-registered, and latex-free
- Available in the United States and Canada
Star can provide you with antimicrobial covers via our large network of distributors and resellers. To browse covers or create your antimicrobial cover shopping list and be connected with a reseller, please click here.
Do you have a bigger brick-and-mortar location? Click here to download a site survey that helps you quickly build an order form for your specific needs.
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Disclaimer: NeverGerms® makes no claims regarding the safety or health of the general public or those interacting with its products. “NeverGerms®” and “Touch Less Germs®” are registered trademarks and not intended to have literal interpretation. NeverGerms products are manufactured by NeverGerms and distributed by Star Micronics. Although these products are designed to reduce microbe populations on commonly-utilized surfaces and have been tested by the manufacturer for their antimicrobial properties, Star Micronics cannot guarantee that they will eliminate all risk of germ, including virus, transfer from such surfaces. Star Micronics, as distributor, relies entirely upon claims made by manufacturer as supported by prior research. For further information, please visit www.nevergerms.com.
Heidi Orpilla is the Digital Content Specialist at Star Micronics where she creates and manages content for Star’s blog, social media, website, products, and more. Heidi has a passion for writing and has worked in the B2B marketing space for over five years. Prior to working at Star, Heidi worked at a large reseller for six years.