Bangkok, June 15, 2021 – dzcard, the leading secured smart card solution and digital security provider in South-East Asia, is deploying its antiviral and antibacterial self-disinfecting bank card to protect cardholders in the New Normal era.
Hard surfaces such as plastic items have been identified as a potential part of a cross-contamination problem as they can be polluted by germs such as bacteria and viruses. In a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found that human coronavirus can live on surfaces for up to three days. dzcard has developed a solution to provides enhanced protection on any payment card, enabling businesses and their consumers to interact with extra peace of mind.
This innovation comes after recognising consumers’ heightened concerns about safety and hygiene spurred by the Covid-19 pandemic. The core element of the Defendz card is its antimicrobial overlay technology, which uses silver ion power that activates chemical reactions against microbes to ensure an optimal protection of the card surface by disinfecting the card surface continuously.
Defendz cards treated with dzcard’s exclusive antimicrobial technology have been examined by independent global testing laboratories in France and Germany, confirming that Defendz card antiviral overlay eliminates 99.99% of the most common surface bacteria and viruses (including Covid-19) within minutes. By destroying both viruses and bacteria, the Defendz card significantly reduces the risk of infectious diseases transmission via the surface of the payment card.
“At dzcard, we are driven by our mission to deliver industry-leading smart card products for the most demanding banks and financial institutions. We want to be able to support our clients in any possible way, to assist them in serving their consumers safely and reliably,” declared Renaud Adam, CEO of dzcard. “Today, there has never been a stronger need to protect against bacteria and viruses. We are very proud to launch the Defendz card, the first antibacterial and antiviral card that efficiently and actively protects cardholders against microbes while being eco-friendly. With Defendz card, we help cardholders keep enjoying healthy life by providing them with an effective antimicrobial solution,” said Renaud Adam, CEO of dzcard.
Founded in 1971, dzcard is a leading secured smart card solution and digital security provider headquartered in Thailand, with subsidiaries in India, Malaysia, the Philippines and Tanzania. dzcard is securing everyday lives in a connected world.
dzcard aims to provide solutions to the increasingly complex and fragmented digital lives by securing transactions, protecting identities and ensuring connections. It is empowering payment, fintech’s, telecom and governmental institutions with trustworthy product & solutions.
dzcard is fully integrated company and offer entire range products, cards, packaging, personalization, digital solutions and encrypted authentication.
The company has more than 800 collaborators, operations in 3 continents. It has 2 factories and 5 schemes certified personalization centers. dzcard is one of the top 10 largest secured smart card providers globally with strong relationships with key banks, financial institutions, telecom operators and major retailers in over 40 countries.
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