BRISTOL, Pa.—A new polyester-based antimicrobial film product released by Dunmore includes scratch resistant features that give end users a more durable surface that lasts longer, Dunmore said in a release. The antimicrobial film uses silver ion technology, which inhibits the growth of various bacteria, mold, and mildew on the surface. The antimicrobial properties are retained after repeated exposure to common cleaners and disinfectants, the release said.

Early in the design phase, Dunmore knew that Dun-Shield surfacing film would be used in high traffic applications. It was, therefore, critical to design a robust product that could withstand daily wear and tear. Because more stringent cleaning practices are in place today, the antimicrobial film would also need to hold up against repeated exposure to common cleaners and disinfectants. With these critical design inputs in mind, Dunmore’s R&D team developed a durable, antimicrobial surface protection film.

The Dun-Shield film went through various durability tests to ensure performance over the lifetime of the product. Also, the antimicrobial film was designed for high-clarity surfacing applications. With a low haze level, the Dun-Shield film is said to protect the surface without distorting the underlying surface. Some common surfacing applications include tabletops, touchscreens, and other high traffic objects.

“We knew from the beginning of the development process there was a need for a multi-functional film that is both durable and protects the surface against microbes,” said Neil Gillespie, vice president of technology at Dunmore. “The Dun-Shield scratch resistant film solves these problems, and we look forward to the adoption of this unique surfacing film technology.”

Dunmore ( is a global manufacturer of engineered coated and laminated films and foils. The company offers film conversion services such as coating, metallizing, and laminating, along with contract film manufacturing and custom film product development. Dunmore produces coated film, metallized film and laminating film substrates for aircraft, spacecraft, photovoltaic, graphic arts, insulation, customer solutions, and specialty applications.

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