Aereos Interior Solutions has integrated BioCote’s antimicrobial technology into its range of high-touch aircraft interior products. The upgraded products include tray tables, toilet shrouds, toilet seats and window shades, and are available at no extra cost.
The company says that these protected products are easier to keep hygienically clean, with a lower risk of cross-contamination, and reduced material degradation, odours and staining. BioCote’s antimicrobial technology is formulated to work continuously for the expected lifetime of the treated product, without wearing or washing off.
Aereos Interior Solutions says that the technology is effective against bacteria including E. coli, MRSA, Salmonella, Campylobacter and Listeria; mould; fungi; and the influenza A H1N1 virus; and it can reduce a strain of feline coronavirus (Munich) by 90% in two hours. The company claims that in tests carried out by an independent microbiological testing laboratory, its products containing BioCote technology were more than 99.8% effective against MRSA and E. coli. BioCote antimicrobial technology is also certified by Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) International and approved as food-contact-safe by the FDA.
“We are pleased to play a part in helping airlines build passenger confidence by introducing a line of antimicrobial high-touch aircraft parts that work 24/7, during and even between traditional cleanings by the airlines,” said David Baker, partner at Aereos Interior Solutions.
“We are proud to be involved in this industry first,” said David Hall, BioCote’s managing director. “BioCote has been active in the transport sector for some time, but our solutions have not been applied to aircraft interiors before. Airlines have recently bolstered their cleaning regimes, but antimicrobial technology provides a second line of defence. Combined with regular cleaning, it provides permanent protection by reducing the levels of microbes on surfaces to deliver the ultimate hygiene solution.”