Airline furnishings tested against SARS-CoV-2
MGR Foamtex has announced that its advanced antimicrobial MGRSafeWallâ„¢ product protection system has been successfully tested against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, using Addmaster Biomaster antimicrobial technology.
MGR Foamtex Ltd,
world-leader in the design, development and manufacture of advanced passenger
upholstery systems for Premium cabin seating, has announced that its advanced
antimicrobial MGRSafeWallâ„¢ product protection system has been successfully
tested against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, using Addmaster
Biomaster antimicrobial technology.
“The aircraft and
airline industries are actively working to adapt to the new normal when flying
will be frequent again. MGR Foamtex is one of several new partners supplying
antimicrobial materials for aircraft seats, upholstery and interiors to make
the cabin as safe as possible. This is an area where Polygiene’s and
Addmaster’s antimicrobial solutions will add value and work as a second line of
defence in addition to regular cleaning, and we anticipate an increased demand
for this kind of functionality going forward”, said Ulrika BjÃ¶rk, CEO of Polygiene.
Laboratory testing to ISO
18184 protocols using MGRSafeWallâ„¢ and real aircraft cabin products has demonstrated
efficacy of 96.8 per cent against SARS-CoV-2. In addition to the viral testing,
MGRSafeWallâ„¢ has also shown excellent behaviour in flammability, abrasion and
resistance to cleaning agent tests.
Jon Rose, Managing
Director of MGR Foamtex said: “This is truly exciting news for all of us in the
industry. It is a real game-changer as we believe that this is the first time
that real aircraft cabin materials have been tested with actual SARS-CoV-2.
MGRSafeWallâ„¢ really is a great product for the current environment and will
also keep giving value in the future.”The MGRSafeWallâ„¢ product range of
soft furnishings is available for new, upgrade, and existing aircraft cabin
products. It can be used on both porous and non-porous cabin surfaces, either
for new production or as an in-service treatment.
MGR Foamtex first
partnered with Addmaster for the use of Biomaster antimicrobial technology in
its new MGRSafeWallâ„¢ product range in August 2020.
Surfaces treated with
Biomaster technology are proven to reduce the microbial load and the
opportunities for cross contamination and provide an important second line of
defence in addition to regular cleaning protocols.
The active antimicrobial
agent is built into the product during the manufacturing process, so the
product protection is effective 24/7 for the useful lifetime of the item.
British Addmaster Holdings
Limited is since January 8, 2021, a wholly owned subsidiary of Polygiene with
specialist skills within antimicrobial technology and hard surfaces. The company
has a range of products for this kind of applications, found in consumer
products, public spaces as well as in hospital environments and more.