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Autotex AM The world’s premier quality now with built-in antimicrob When cleanliness matters There is growing evidence from a number of studies that everyday objects and surfaces can support bacteria that can cause odors and stains and product degradation. Resisting the growth of microbes from surfaces where product protection is needed the most is a key objective. Antimicrobial surfaces do not eliminate the need for cleaning but provide surfaces that are cleaner in between cleanings.

A unique hard coated film with antimicrobial protection with Microban®* Antimicrobial Technology Autotex is a range of flexible high quality, hard coated polyester films offering a tough, durable, scratch resistant surface with an ink primer on the reverse side receptive to a wide range of graphic inks. Autotex AM is the latest addition to this range, offering Microban® Antimicrobial Protection on the textured hard coat. Microban® product protection inhibits the growth of bacteria mold and mildew that can cause odors and stains. Autotex AM is an ideal substrate for any surface application such as control panels, doors, worktops and equipment where antimicrobial protection and durability is required. In addition to its inherent antimicrobial protection, Microban technology inhibits the growth of

Autotex AM is scratch and chemical resistant, withstanding not only day-to-day

microbes on contact, working continuously

use, but also the most aggressive cleaning methods.

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to maintain a consistently lower bio-burden than would be expected on a product without Microban® protection

Critical applications • Membrane switches • Fascia panels • Finger plates on doors • Worktops • Wall coverings • Shelving covers • Other touch surface applications


hard coated polyester film ial protection Cross section of Autotex AM to show Microban® protection throughout When microbes come in contact with the product surface, Microban® protection penetrates the cell wall of microorganism and disrupts cell functions making the microorganism unable to function, grow and reproduce.

Product protection Autotex AM uses proven Microban® antimicrobial product protection to inhibit the growth of odor and stain causing bacteria, mold and mildew. Microban® technology is incorporated into the Autotex textured hard coat during the manufacturing process. This process ensures even distribution of the antimicrobial agent throughout the texture of the film surface and will not wash off or wear away – offering antimicrobial protection during the entire life of the application manufactured with Autotex AM. Microban® protection is not a substitute for proper cleaning practices and does not protect the user from disease carrying organisms. Antimicrobial action is limited to the product surface.

Where cleanliness matters • Hospitals & medical centers • Convalescence homes • Restaurants • Cruise liners • Supermarkets • Prisons • Schools • Communal buildings


*MICROBAN is a registered trademark of Microban Products Company. MicrobanÂŽ protection is not a substitute for good hygiene practices.

The information and recommendations contained in the Company’s literature or elsewhere are based on knowledge at the time of printing and are believed to be accurate. Whilst such details are printed in good faith they are intended to be a guide only and shall not bind the Company. Due to constant development, customers are urged to obtain up-to-date technical information from representatives of the Company and not to rely exclusively on printed material. Customers are reminded of the importance of obtaining and complying with the instructions for the handling and use of chemicals and materials supplied as the Company cannot accept responsibility for any loss or injury caused through non-compliance.

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Autotype Americas, Inc. 2050 Hammond Drive, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173 USA Tel: +1 847 303-5900 Fax: +1 847 303-5225 Toll Free: +1 800 323-0632 (USA & Canada)


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