Recaro “setting new standards” in cabin hygiene

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Above: The special plastic surfaces and metal parts of Recaro aircraft seats offer protection from soiling

September 7, 2016 – Aircraft seat manufacturer, Recaro Aircraft Seating, claims it is “setting new standards” in aircraft cabins when it comes to cleanliness and hygiene. The company is making this claim based on the specially coated antimicrobial surfaces it has developed for the plastic and metal parts of folding tables, armrests and seatbacks that passengers frequently make contact with. The coatings are intended to offer increased protection for passengers from germs and bacteria, while also meaning that cleaning the seats takes less time and effort.

“The special plastic surfaces and metal parts of our aircraft seats offer very good protection from soiling, providing passengers with added safety and comfort,” stated René Dankwerth, a member of Recaro’s executive team responsible for research and development.

“On request, we equip our seats with an easy-to-clean surface, which makes it even easier for airlines and the cleaning crew in an aircraft to keep the cabin and seats sanitary. Furthermore, thanks to the antimicrobial properties of the coating, germs disappear within a short time. With our aircraft seats, we want to support our airlines in presenting themselves as the perfect hosts for travelers. And this, of course, applies to all classes, whether economy, premium economy or business class seats,” he added.

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