COLOP is one of the leading brands and manufacturers of stamps. Founded in 1980 in Wels, Austria, the company is characterized by it's passion for innovation, modern product design and uncompromising quality standards.
It's products, produced mainly in Austria, are exported to more than 120 countries in the world and highlight the company's outstanding international importance in the office products sector. In addition to sales organizations in Sweden, UK, Romania, Bulgaria and Germany, COLOP has a further production site in the Czech Republic.
Stamps can represent a risk in terms of cross contamination because they are handled by many different people in work environments, meaning that common bacteria such as E. coli, S. aureus, MRSA or Salmonella can be easily transmitted. Microban Europe's 3rd Generation Silver technology is built into the handle, cap and index window of the new COLOP stamps during manufacture so cannot wear off or wash away, killing 99.9% of all bacterial growth.
COLOP believes that the Microban range, which includes its Classic Line and Printer Line stamps, will prove especially popular in markets such as government, education, financial institutions, health care and tourism. In office environments such as these, stamps are shared by many users - increasing the potential for the transfer of bacteria.
Research conducted by the University of Arizona for Microban Europe into bacteria in the office environment showed that high concentrations of bacteria are common in office environments including phones, keyboard and computer mouse surfaces.