These Antimicrobial cards have been specifically designed to stop the growth and replication of bacteria on the surface of the card. They are manufactured using the same process as all of our smart cards, with an extra additive introduced to the overlay of the card. This additive, a silver based nano-technology, stops the growth of bacteria in three ways; it ruptures the bacterial cell membrane, immobilises the bacteria by depleting oxygen levels and destroys the reproductive receptor. Silver, used extensively in the medical industry for many years, is sustainable, offers superior durability and bacteria doesn’t develop resistance, unlike some of the non-silver antimicrobials.
Available in a wide range of technologies…
Our Antimicrobial cards are available in the same wide range of technologies as our standard PVC cards. These include contact and contactless technologies such as NXP, Atmel, Infineon, EM Microelectronic and more. If you do not see your preferred technology below, please call us and a member of our team will be happy to assist you.
For more information on Antimicrobial please refer to our Knowledge page here.