Anti-microbial cards and accessories for ‘hygienic identification’

Anti-microbial cards and accessories for ‘hygienic identification’

A complete range of anti-microbial identification products has been launched by ID solutions provider and card manufacturer Databac. The range includes ID cards, card wearing accessories and wristbands, all treated with a special additive to help prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses. While ideal for healthcare centres, the range is aimed at any busy site with a high throughput of people.


“Identificationis our core business. As experts in this field, it is our responsibility to find solutions to the challenges faced by businesses in the current climate and beyond. ‘Hygienic identification’ is a trend that will outlast the pandemic, setting new norms in health & safety,” said Databac CEO Charles Balcomb.

“ID cards are handled numerous times a day. Just think how often you hold a card up to a reader or pick up a lanyard to wear around your neck. Any business or institution serious about keeping staff and visitors safe will be interested in our new range, which provides anti-microbial protection for all popular credentials and wearing accessories.”


Databac’s anti-microbial ID range includes:

  • Anti-microbial ID and access cards, which can be made with RFID and other technologies.
  • Anti-microbial lanyards in cotton, bamboo, PET, rPET and corn.
  • Anti-microbial card holders, both rigid open-fronted and clear enclosed formats.
  • Anti-microbial wallets for use with visitor passes.
  • Anti-microbial wristbands for hospital, events and sports centres.

An anti-microbial lamination film is also available to protect printed documents such as menus or book covers that are handled by different people.


Databac’s anti-microbial products offer protection primarily through silver ion technology. This works by inhibiting the growth and replication of germs, bacteria, fungi and mould. The additive used reduces bacterial activity by over 99%, making the products effective against bacteria and some viruses, including staphylococcus and influenza A.