Spanish tannery, Tenerias Omega, has gained the ISO 21702 anti-viral certificate for two anti-bacterial leather ranges it unveiled in June 2020 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Named Fresco and Rocket, the ranges are suitable for use in private and commercial aircraft.
A team of technicians at the tannery developed a formulation that sees coatings incorporated into the leathers at different stages of production. The company explains this process ensures high safety standards by preventing bacteria from penetrating the surface of the leather, and claims that it reduces the presence of viruses and bacteria on surfaces to almost zero.
The ranges have been tested according to the UNE-EN ISO 16187 norm to assess antibacterial activity, and the ISO 21702: 2019 method to assess anti-viral activity.
The products do not contain chlorine or bleach, and the treatment can be applied to almost all leather types currently offered by Tenerias Omega.
“This new and revolutionary antibacterial range – developed and designed entirely within the tannery – is intended to help restore human confidence in air travel and public areas such as hotels and restaurants,” said Alberto Navarro, general manager of Tenerias Omega.