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Antimicrobial & Anti-Coronavirus Film Application Guide   

Prepare the surface

 

Antimicrobial foil can be applied to a wide variety of surfaces, as long as they provide a clean, dry, smooth, non-porous surface that is free of oil, grease, wax, silicone or other contaminating agents. 

For covering flat surfaces : assume that all surfaces are polluted and must be cleaned to avoid unpleasant surprises.

Cleaning

 

1. Laminating foils : make sure that the laminator foil is dust-free. If necessary, use a fluff-free towel to dust the film.

2. Flat surfaces : cleaning of the support before installation is mandatory. Assume that the support is dirty. Some residues or soiling may be invisible, but still affect the adhesion of the film.     

3. Clean surface appearance : before applying the foil to the surface to be covered, we recommend that you clean it with a mild solution such as household alcohol and dry it with a clean, fluff-free towel. 

Tools & materials 

 

Before you begin installing the foil, make sure you have the following items:

 

  • A good quality scraper 

  • Mixture of mineral water and neutral pH soap (5% soap + 95% water)

  • Spray

  • Soft microfiber cleaning towel

  • Household alcohol (cleaning and degreasing agent)

 

 

Important to know before lamination  

 

  • The foil is provided with an adhesive to apply it to one surface (identified by a PUREZONE tab), which is exposed when the non-stick layer is removed.

  • The foil is applied with a mixture of 5% soap and 95% water. It usually takes a minimum of 48 hours for the water used in the installation process to evaporate sufficiently and for the adhesive to adhere to the glass. 

  • Installations for sizes larger than 40" require at least two people.  

  • The foil must be handled with care to prevent wrinkling or tearing. Corrugation may appear on delivery, but this will disappear during the lamination process.

  • If water bubbles remain under the foil, do not attempt to pierce them. These bubbles should evaporate over time.

  • It is important to ensure that no dust particles remain under the adhesive. The foil can be gently peeled off to remove the particles and reapplied carefully, using the spray bottle and scraper.

Installation procedure

  1. Position the foil on your screen and make sure that it is at the right size.

  2. Thoroughly clean the substrate, making sure it is free of dust, oil or grease. Use the detergent solution and scraper to clean the glass just before lamination.

  3. Apply a fine mist of the detergent solution to the glass using the sprayer.

  4. Apply the non-adhesive side of the foil to an adjacent window or other suitable surface. Spray the surface with the sprayer, making sure the film is held against the surface.

  5. Carefully remove the liner from the adhesive side of the foil. At the same time, spray the adhesive surface. It is important to hold the foil on the surface and make sure that it does not lift.

  6. Moisten your fingers before removing and turning the foil. If it is to be placed in the same area as the final lamination, ensure that the area used is thoroughly cleaned beforehand. 

  7. Align the foil to the top of the glass, then slowly lower it.

  8. Apply a fine mist of water to the foil.

  9. Use the scraper to laminate the glass, making sure that no particles or dirt are underneath.

  10. Check that there are no impurities between the foil and the glass, otherwise carefully peel off the foil to remove them, then reposition the foil with a fine mist of water.

  11. Once the foil is in place, remove the excess water and let it dry.

  12.  Optimal adhesion of antimicrobial foils is achieved after 48 hours.

Precautions & returns 

 

Please take all necessary precautions before applying the film. 

Due to the nature of the product (antimicrobial protective film), the usual right of return cannot be exercised. ​

We do not accept returns or refunds of items that have already been used or unpacked, outside of their original packaging. 
A film that has already been applied or whose application has not been carried out correctly and which has damaged the film cannot be returned or refunded.  

 

 

Need help to apply the film ? 


The application can be carried out by our services for an additional application fee.

For further information, please contact us