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New book covering system launched for schools to help alleviate Covid fears

West Cork company Declim Ltd. has launched a new hygienic and safe school book covering system for primary and post-primary schools as they prepare to return to school after the Covid-19 restrictions. Designed for the Irish school book market, the FILFIX peel and seal system was developed following extensive research with teachers and school book sellers.

Due to the current pandemic, it will now be necessary to clean and sanitise the covers on school books on a regular basis. The FILFIX peel and seal book covering method uses recyclable polypropylene covers that can be wiped clean. This new book covering system will help schools as they prepare to reopen.

Speaking about the FILFIX peel and seal system, Kevin Fitzgerald, Director at Declim, said: “Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, wipeable school books covers are a necessity. Our peel and seal system will help schools and pupils to adhere to the guidelines. Most schools now operate a book rental and reading scheme. The parents committee in many of these schools cover the books themselves. The FILFIX peel and seal system offers a hygienic and safe system for pupils and schools and will alleviate some of their concerns as they return to schools.”

Commenting on the book rental scheme, Mr Fitzgerald said: “Traditionally, school books were covered at home, but nowadays books are being covered in school book shops or in the schools. This system was designed and developed to make book covering quick and easy, whether covering one book or covering hundreds. Considering many primary schools have reading schemes where the pupil gets a different book to read each week, these books will need to be wiped after each use. For rental schemes, the books will have to be wiped on a more regular basis during the year where they are being shared.”

Due to Covid-19, many families and businesses have been impacted financially, “ We are conscious that where book rental schemes are not an option, parents may wish to cover school books themselves. They can purchase a 5m roll of FILFIX school book covering RRP €3.99 and can cover up to 10 books. This can be purchased from school book shops and stationers.” concluded Mr Fitzgerald.

Schools can contact FILFIX directly at www.filfix.ie and parents can purchase the covers from their local school book supplier or online from school book shops nationwide.

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For further information or to arrange an interview with Kevin Fitzgerald, contact Orla Clancy at contact@orlaclancy.com / 087 9388882.

Photographs by Anna Groniecka Photography are attached to this email.

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1: “New book covering system launched for schools to help alleviate Covid fears”. West Cork company Declim Ltd. has launched a new hygienic and safe school book covering system for primary and post-primary schools as they prepare to return to school after the Covid-19 restrictions. Designed for the Irish school book market, the FILFIX peel and seal system was developed following extensive research with teachers and school book sellers. Busy covering school books using the FILFIX peel and seal system are Grace Fitzgerald (age 9), Ali Rochford, and Ian Fitzgerald (age 6). Photo: Anna Groniecka

2:  “New book covering system launched for schools to help alleviate Covid fears”. West Cork company Declim Ltd. has launched a new hygienic and safe school book covering system for primary and post-primary schools as they prepare to return to school after the Covid-19 restrictions. Designed for the Irish school book market, the FILFIX peel and seal system was developed following extensive research with teachers and school book sellers. Pictured are Grace Fitzgerald (age 9), Ali Rochford, and Ian Fitzgerald (age 6) busy using the FILFIX peel and seal covers for school books. Photo: Anna Groniecka

3:  “New book covering system launched for schools to help alleviate Covid fears”. West Cork company Declim Ltd. has launched a new hygienic and safe school book covering system for primary and post-primary schools as they prepare to return to school after the Covid-19 restrictions. Designed for the Irish school book market, the FILFIX peel and seal system was developed following extensive research with teachers and school book sellers. Pictured are Grace Fitzgerald (age 9), Ali Rochford, and Ian Fitzgerald (age 6) busy using the FILFIX peel and seal covers for school books. Photo: Anna Groniecka

4:  “New book covering system launched for schools to help alleviate Covid fears”. West Cork company Declim Ltd. has launched a new hygienic and safe school book covering system for primary and post-primary schools as they prepare to return to school after the Covid-19 restrictions. Designed for the Irish school book market, the FILFIX peel and seal system was developed following extensive research with teachers and school book sellers. Busy concentrating on the FILFIX peel and seal covers for school books are Grace Fitzgerald (age 9) and Kevin Fitzgerald, Director at Declim. Photo: Anna Groniecka

5:  “New book covering system launched for schools to help alleviate Covid fears”. West Cork company Declim Ltd. has launched a new hygienic and safe school book covering system for primary and post-primary schools as they prepare to return to school after the Covid-19 restrictions. Designed for the Irish school book market, the FILFIX peel and seal system was developed following extensive research with teachers and school book sellers. With school books covered using FILFIX peel and seal covers are Grace Fitzgerald (age 9) and Kevin Fitzgerald, Director at Declim. Photo: Anna Groniecka

6:  “New book covering system launched for schools to help alleviate Covid fears”. West Cork company Declim Ltd. has launched a new hygienic and safe school book covering system for primary and post-primary schools as they prepare to return to school after the Covid-19 restrictions. Designed for the Irish school book market, the FILFIX peel and seal system was developed following extensive research with teachers and school book sellers. Busy using the FILFIX peel and seal covers for school books are Darragh Fitzgerald (age 4), Grace Fitzgerald (age 9), and Ian Fitzgerald (age 6). Photo: Anna Groniecka

Further Information

FILFIX

Declim Ltd. is a guaranteed Irish company manufacturing ‘FILFIX’ brand book covering products. Its philosophy is to drive innovation in the area of book covering. Initially, realising that there must be a better way of covering books than with wallpaper or brown paper, Declim produced and sold its first box of FILFIX products in 1988. Since then, it has sought to create and deliver industry-leading products in the field of book covering. Declim is based in West Cork and its products are designed for the Irish market.

For further information, visit: https://www.filfix.ie/

Peel and seal system

The peel and seal covers are flexible and designed to cover books of all widths and thickness. They are made from 110 micron polypropylene, which is recyclable.  Declim liaised closely with schools and school book shops when designing the patented system. It is simple to use; the correct cover is identified by using the colour coded measuring scale. The covers are not single use and can prolong the life of a book by up to 10 years.

The peel and seal system is a very simple and effective system that allows the user to cover a high volume of books with the minimum of fuss. The variety of different sized books across Irish primary and secondary schools makes covering a challenge, but our colour coded system takes the hassle out of it.

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