The Autotex AM film with Microban antimicrobial product protection is designed for surface applications where inhibiting the growth of microorganisms is essential or desirable. It combines antimicrobial protection with scratch resistance, a chemical resistant first surface, and an ink receptive second surface. The product has been proven to inhibit the growth of a wide range of bacteria that can cause odors and stains. The antimicrobial protection of Microban works by penetrating the cell walls of microorganisms and disrupting their cell functions, rendering them unable to function, grow, or reproduce. Although Autotex AM will not eliminate the need for general cleanliness, it will provide constant protection against the growth of bacteria, as the antimicrobial properties last the life of the film.