Published on February 22nd, 2021 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
This New Rivex Rikeguard Window Film Possesses Antiviral Properties Too
In this economic environment it is important to know what your window film provides.
Especially during a time when the pandemic is still very much in full swing, cleanliness and hygiene has been on the minds of many Malaysians these days. Particularly in cars, perhaps due to being a confined space, many motorists have recently adopted a much more thorough approach to in-car hygiene, for fear of bringing the virus into the interior of their motors.
Aside from sanitising one’s hands upon entry to the vehicle, many have also found it prudent to give the major touchpoints in the cabin a good wipe-down from time-to-time. Some have been even known to go further than that, with frequent professional interior sanitation to serve as an extra precaution against this airborne virus.
Having said that, while all this meticulous cleaning is taking place, there is one place that rarely gets cleaned thoroughly, and that is the glass area of the car.
Well, to those who have just stumbled upon this realisation, help may be at hand in this department thanks to Rivex Rikeguard, Malaysia’s first antimicrobial (antibacterial and antiviral) window film.
Just to briefly explain how this antimicrobial window film works, Rivex Rikeguard features a proprietary antimicrobial agent on the film surface. Consisting of positively charged particles, the antimicrobial agent will attract the typically negatively-charged viruses and bacteria to it.
Upon contact with these airborne nasties, the antibacterial agent then reacts with moisture in the air to generate active oxygen, which in turn disintegrates the protective casing of the viruses and bacteria, thereby making them vulnerable and inactive.
According to the manufacturer, Riken Technos of Japan, Rivex Rikeguard is able to neutralise 99.99% of viruses and bacteria, making the film’s surface safe to touch.
This particular window film’s antibacterial and antiviral claims have actually been officially accredited by the Society of International Sustaining Growth for Antimicrobial Articles (SIAA), a Japanese body dedicated to testing antiviral and antibacterial properties. In fact, Rivex Rikeguard was said to be 100 times more effective than the SIAA’s minimum requirements for certification, thereby also meeting the highest international standards too.
Closer to home meanwhile, the antibacterial effectiveness of Rivex Rikeguard is also confirmed by the SIRIM standardJISZ 2801:2010 (Report No: R1248/20/B19/73).
For a more practical demonstration of its application, Rivex Rikeguard has already seen action on over 30,000 Coca-Cola vending machines across the island nation. They have also just been approved for use (October 2020) at all vending machines (AEON bank machines, self check-out for groceries and more) for the AEON Group in Japan.
Furthermore, a major Japanese rail company uses this exact film here on key consumer touch points, such as its ticketing machines, touchscreen monitors, tablet devices, and information display screens.
Manufactured in Japan, Rivex Rikeguard is available for installation on any car through its sole Malaysian distributor, Jasa Sarjana Sdn Bhd. This antibacterial and antiviral window film can be applied on existing window tints, or just as is, as this particular window film also features mild tinting properties.
Currently, there is an ongoing promotion to install Rivex Rikeguard on the four side windows as an add-on from just RM1,200. This deal will also net you a complimentary Dr. Capsule personal UV sanitizer worth RM298.00 too.
For more information regarding this innovative new window film, or for enquiries regarding installation, visit ice-u.com.my or contact official distributors Jasa Sarjana Sdn Bhd at +60 3 5569 2230.