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.