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Touchpoint Shield by SafeGroup - Tomorrows cleaning awards

Touchpoint Shield™
The science

Touchpoint Shield™ Coating

The Touchpoint Shield™ coating magnified 1,400 times. Its smooth surface, resistant to microbes and grime, can clearly be seen. 

Touchpoint Shield™ combines two proven technologies in one innovative coating to support a bio-secure environment. Non-toxic and incredibly long-lasting, it provides continuous protection against viruses, bacteria, fungi and mould.


Touchpoint Shield™ is a coating we call a liquid glass, because it is made from billions of nanoceramic particles.

When applied, these extremely small particles form very stable covalent bonds with atoms in the material surface, creating a super-durable layer of glass that cannot be removed by regular cleaning.

Near invisible and around 5-7 microns in depth, about half the thickness of a human hair, this nanoceramic layer is the perfect medium for holding antimicrobial silver ions.

Nanoceramics - formula 1 cars

Smooth ceramics

Ceramic coatings and components are proving their worth in many applications thanks to their durability, thermal resistance and chemical inertness, making them stable and non-toxic.

Touchpoint Shield™ has been developed from a nanoceramic coating that provides the world’s best protective coating for super yachts.

Ceramic coatings are used to protect vehicles against chemicals, UV light and bird guano. Because they are hydrophobic, they also guard against water damage.

Ceramic coatings are also used in a range of other products that demonstrate their durability, including artificial hips and aero engines, where they protect against heat and are resistant to wear.

Silver ions - space station

Silver ions

Touchpoint Shield™ is impregnated with silver ions. The antimicrobial benefits of silver have been known for thousands of years.

Our advanced coating allows these positively charged silver ions (Ag+) to continuously act against pathogens, including SARS-CoV-2, on high touch points in any building or public space.

Tests show 15 minutes after application, the silver ions in Touchpoint Shield™ destroy 98.7% of viruses present, going on to reduce viral load by 99.99%.

Space Silver: The same silver ions in Touchpoint Shield™ have been sent into orbit. To help protect against microbes on the International Space Station, NASA has coated the door of its space toilet with silver and ruthenium.

Silver bug bullet

Silver has been used to prevent microbial infections for at least 6,000 years. In 1200 BCE, the Phoenicians stored water in silver containers to keep it fresh, a practice copied by the Romans.

In 400 BCE Hippocrates, the Greek philosopher and founder of modern medicine, recommended using silver in wound care.

Fast forward to the Victorian era and pioneers crossing North America used to put silver dollars in their milk to stop it going sour.

By the 20th Century, the reasons for silver’s antiseptic action were being understood, leading to the development of silver wound dressings, reducing our reliance on antibiotics.