Arjowiggins Group has launched an antimicrobial surface treatment for paper products to minimise the risk of microbial propagation in hospitals, classrooms, hospitality venues and other hygienecritical environments. Based on Biomaster silver ion technology, the manufacturing additive inhibits growth of harmful microbes, including MRSA and E. coli, during the lifetime of the paper and reduces coronavirus on surfaces in as little as one hour. The treatment can be specified for ArjoWiggins’ full range of uncoated Creative Papers, including HP indigo and dry toner products for digital printing. www.addmaster.co.uk
ExaClair has expanded its signage produc ts portfolio with new freestanding sign holders for counter and desktop use, in sizes A4 to A8, and a range of safety and social distancing signs. Ideal for communicating important information, these colour-coded self-adhesive signs are made from non-slip treated PVC, enabling them to be applied safely to floor or wall. The new products complement the Exacompta PPE and safety products range, which already includes protective screens, masks, visors, floorstanding signs and Clean’Safe antimicrobial notebooks, desktop accessories and filing products. www.exaclairlimited.com
Powered by Fortinet
Cloud tech firm Vapour is integrating endpoint and network security for the hybrid workplace with a new SD-WAN solution powered by Fortinet. Deployed as a software licence, with no hardware installation required, the solution provides endpoint visibility and management, secure remote access for employees irrespective of location, and automated threat intelligence and response. It is available on a ‘price per user, per month’ basis, with three licence types – Lite, Premium and Pro – offering different levels of support. vapourcloud.com/ SD-WAN-hybrid-working
Cleaner than ever
Antalis UK has released a new, even more hygienic version of Xerox Premium NeverTear paper. Thanks to a Biomaster antimicrobial coating, the waterproof, tearproof, greaseproof and alcohol-resistant paper is not just highly durable but more hygienic than ever. Currently available on Xerox Premium NeverTear matt white products, with plans to extend it across the range, the coating provides an additional layer of protection to the synthetic paper, which can already be cleaned with soapy water, bleach or alcohol/ solvent-based agents.
Can I borrow your pen?
Swiss pen manufacturer Von Moos has launched a pen with contactless payment functionality built-in. A chip integrated into the smart pen can be used to tokenise a payment card through the Fidesmo Pay payment service, enabling the pen to be used as a means of payment at all terminals that support contactless payment. fidesmo.com
Air quality sensor
Renz has launched an enhanced version of its award winning AIR2COLOR CO2 sensor. The German-made AIR2COLOR PRO uses three independent sensors to measure volatile organic compounds, CO2, humidity and temperature. The unit is supplied with two light bars, one displaying a luminous world map and the other colourcoded CO2 levels. Prices start at £449.99 for a single unit, with discounts for multi-buys. www.renz.co.uk
More time, less waste
To meet growing demand for economical and less wasteful printing methods, Canon is launching its first MAXIFY devices with MegaTank refillable ink tank technology. The MAXIFY GX6050 and GX7050 deliver up to 14,000 pages from a single set of colour ink bottles, cutting TCO by 85% and reducing downtime and waste. Other time-savers include a large paper capacity of up to 600 sheets, a user replaceable maintenance cartridge and remote monitoring and management. www.canon.co.uk/printers