Sekisui Kydex launches premium antimicrobial sheet


As the world looks towards welcoming visitors, customers, and passengers back following the pandemic,  building consumer  confidence in spaces such as aircraft cabins is top of mind. High-touch surfaces need to withstand harsh chemical disinfectants and cleaning agents, and inhibit bacteria, which may interfere with such cleaning rather than fighting it after it has settled in.

Thermoplastics company, Sekisui Kydex, has released Kydex Ion Technology, an antimicrobial treatment incorporated into the sheet, which helps keep the treated surface cleaner between cleanings. Many  Kydex thermoplastics are already engineered to withstand daily contact with  harsh  disinfectants and chemical reagents.  These durable, chemical- and stain-resistant thermoplastics are  ideal for high-touch  areas such as checkout stands, countertops, point-of-sale areas, healthcare furniture, medical devices, kiosks,  tray tables,  and wall coverings.

Kydex Ion Technology  materials have been tested to ISO 22196 and  JIS Z 280 1 to quantitatively measure their effectiveness.

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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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