Published: August 16, 2020 | Updated: August 16, 2020

It’s a wrap! Firm covering cars and boats now able to use clear film to stop Covid-19 spread

By Andrew Diprose, editor

A company which specialises in using different films to wrap cars and boats to create various design looks is now able to apply clear film as a way of stopping the spread of coronavirus.

Poole-based Wraptastic says the film has been laboratory tested and is proven to kill Covid-19  and other bacteria.

As professional vinyl installers, the company is able to apply it to a variety of objects and products including:

  • Door handles
  • Touchscreens
  • Desktops
  • Toilet seats
  • Taps
  • Areas for public transport

Ali Sheik, Director, pictured left, said: “Many businesses and companies – restaurants, bars, hospitals, GP surgeries, vets, hairdresser/barbers, hotels and supermarkets, just to name a few – can all utilise this new material and protect their staff and customers.

“Ensuring that businesses are offering a clean and safe environment for their customers and staff is paramount at the moment.

“Many have done an incredible job in order to re-open, but using antimicrobial film offers an extra level of protection and has been successfully tested against coronavirus.

“We have already installed the film in offices, on toilet door handles, iPad screens, mobile screens and kitchen tables.

“The film is designed to last for up to five years, so will keep on protecting on a daily basis.

“Showing this level of protection will put people at ease when going out and, hopefully, help stop the spread of not just coronavirus, but other viral and bacterial infections.”

Wraptastic is the only wrapping company in the South accredited as 3M Authorised Vehicle Wrappers (AVW) and Certified 3M DINOC endorsed installers.

Wrapping vehicles is popular as it’s cheaper than painting a car and protects the body from scratches and general wear and tear.

It means that when it comes to selling the vehicle the original body work remains immaculate.

Architectural films are used for interior design and refurbishment projects.

They offer a wide range of design options, are cost-effective and allow people to upcycle items such as tables, kitchens, doors and wardrobes.

Office developers, hotels and restaurants use them as they mean less mess and less disruption to trade.