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Helping to Protect Public Health

Following Symphony’s announcement that the US Food & Drugs Administration had approved its d2p® antimicrobial technology for making plastic bread bags, CGTN reporter Richard Bestic came to Symphony’s Borehamwood laboratory on 4th March, to learn about d2p technology. CGTN showed his report on their Global News channel on Thursday 5th March, and followed up with a story on their digital platform, which has over 200 million followers. See:

CGTN is China’s world TV service – broadcasting in English from studios in Beijing; London; Washington and Nairobi to a global audience of 200 million viewers in 133 countries. The material is shared on the outlet’s other foreign language stations – including Spanish; French; Russian and Arabic, with collective audiences exceeding 387 million. Their material is also shared inside China and with two international TV news agencies Reuters and APTN.

The report said that “Symphony’s antimicrobial products can be integrated into a wide range of items – even office furniture and computers can be permanently protected from a host of different micro-organisms.”

The Coronavirus epidemic has focused the minds of governments, and businesses worldwide as they seek to find ways of reducing risks to public health. Symphony is therefore keen to tell the world about its antimicrobial technology that can be incorporated not only into bread bags, but also into a wide range of every day plastic antimicrobial products.

Symphony has found a way to make plastic lethal to micro-organisms, mosquitoes, and rodents for the lifetime of the product, in applications such as:

  • Buildings: Plastic table-tops and worktops, plastic cladding of walls, ceilings & floors, ventilation and water pipes, paint, etc.
  • Agriculture: Greenhouse films, irrigation pipes etc.
  • Clothing and accessories: Wet suits, shoes, insoles, lab coats, face masks etc.
  • Electronic: Keyboards, mice and mats, cell phone cases, calculators, remote controls, touch screen devices, electric cables.
  • Miscellaneous: Garbage sacks and carrier bags, credit, debit, and membership cards, and plastic banknotes, rubber gaskets, travel trays, play pit balls etc.
  • Sanitary: Toilet seats, shower heads, shower curtains, hand dryers, bed-pans, portable toilets, soap holders etc.
  • Cosmetic: Shampoo and cosmetic containers.
  • Sports: Insoles, ski boots, trainers, swimming pool mats, floats, knee-pads.
  • Transportation: Car, bus, train, plane interiors.