• Nick Montano

Make SpongeBob, Minions and WWE cards part of your new cleaning routine

Andamiro has had several inquiries about cleaning and disinfecting the collectable cards used in some of Andamiro’s games. Our game cards are printed on a durable PVC substrate. However, SARS-CoV-2 (the novel coronavirus that causes coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19) could remain on PVC – as well as on steel, ceramic, Teflon and glass – for up to five days at 21°C (69.8°F), and on plastic from two to six days at room temperature.

That said, it’s recommended that operators clean their game cards at least once weekly (and make it a part of the daily cleaning protocols at the redemption counter). The 30 mil. thick PVC used for an Andamiro card is a nonporous plastic and, therefore, can be easily disinfected since biological materials cannot enter the plastic itself. Cleaning is simple:

(1) Use a soft cloth and wash with soap and warm water (you can soak multiple cards in the same solution, too) or use a nonabrasive cleaner. Spread out to dry (only a few minutes).

(2) You can also wipe cards with rubbing alcohol (65%+ isopropyl), which will not damage a card’s colorful printed finish. Fact: The COVID-19 virus is wrapped in a layer of fat that will quickly dissolve after it makes contact with a >65% alcohol solution.

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