Muirhead develops hygienic aviation leathers


In response to increasing demand for hygiene measures in the cabin, Muirhead, a Scotland-based leather producer, is launching a new hygienic and sustainable leather range for aircraft seat covers. The leather, named Active Hygiene Leather, has built-in self-cleaning properties, enabled through a partnership with Sweden-based Polygiene and its ViralOff treatment.

According to Polygiene, ViralOff can break down more than 99% viruses such as SARS-CoV-2, H3N2 and H1N1 within two hours of contact, and also boasts antimicrobial and odour removal properties. ViralOff is permanently integrated into the Active Hygiene Leather during the production process at Muirhead’s facilities.

“We are pleased to offer Muirhead Active Hygiene Leather with Polygiene ViralOff to take seat hygiene to a new level and play a key role in setting new standards in cabin wellness. The team at Muirhead are working closely with airlines, design studios and aircraft manufacturers to create interiors solutions for the future of travel and transportation”, stated Archie Browning, sales director at Muirhead.

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Ever since his first flight on a TriStar, Adam has loved air travel, and since becoming editor of the Aircraft Interiors International brand he has really enjoyed the opportunity to be involved with the latest aircraft and airline products before they are even launched. Adam co-ordinates the running of the magazine, from commissioning articles and artwork, to ensuring that high standards of quality are maintained, as well as managing online content. Adam is proud to sit on the jury of the Crystal Cabin Awards and to have laid on the bed in Etihad's Residence.

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