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October 21, 2020

New protection to stop the spread of COVID-19

Matsui launches antimicrobial chips with Nova Guard Chip Protect

Matsui launches antimicrobial chips with Nova Guard Chip Protect
"Since the start of the global pandemic now over six months ago, we have worked very hard and invested a lot to develop and prepare this product for mass production," said Matsui Asia MD Shigeki Machida.
Japan | 08/06/2020

The new line of casino chips features antimicrobial material that is added into the plastic rim and center decal, but it does not alter the look, feel or weight of the chip.

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atsui Gaming has developed a new line of casino chips with Nova Guard Chip Protect that eliminates microorganisms, stopping their growth or spread.

The antimicrobial material is added into the plastic rim and center decal, but it does not alter the look, feel or weight of the chip.

“We are very excited to introduce our new gaming chips with added Nova Guard material," Managing Director of Matsui Asia Shigeki Machida said in a press release. "Since the start of the global pandemic now over six months ago, we have worked very hard and invested a lot to develop and prepare this product for mass production. Whilst the pandemic was moving rapidly from Asia to Europe and then to the Americas, we have seen and spoken with numerous casinos who had started using their own methods of cleaning and sterilising chips, from antiviral sprays to Ultraviolet Sterilisers.”

“Although they may be a temporary solution, they do not come without risk of damaging the individual chip’s material strength but also changing the chip colors over prolonged use,” he added. “Our Nova Guard Chip Protect chips will not require any such process or carry that risk as the chips’ own active antimicrobial properties are an inbuilt protection to stop the spread of virus causing bacteria.”

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