Aereos Interior Solutions integrates antimicrobial technology into high-touch aircraft interior products

©Aereos Interior Solutions now include integrated antimicrobial technology from BioCote

High-touch aircraft interior products manufactured by Aereos Interior Solutions now include integrated antimicrobial technology from BioCote. It is the first time that antimicrobial technology, which permanently prevents the growth of a wide range of microbes – including bacteria, mould and some viruses – has been integrated into aeroplane interiors to provide an additional level of hygiene. When containing BioCote technology, Aereos Interior Solutions’ products are certified as greater than 99.8% effective against MRSA and E. coli.

Aereos Interior Solutions, a division of global aircraft solutions provider Aereos, INC., has introduced an additional layer of hygiene protection by integrating long-lasting BioCote antimicrobial technology into its high-touch products; a first for the aviation industry. The technology has been built into its tray tables, toilet shrouds, toilet seats and window shades, and is available with no incremental cost to customers.

Working alongside stringent cleaning regimes and good hand hygiene practices, antimicrobial technology permanently protects surfaces by preventing the growth of a wide range of microbes. Protected products are easier to keep hygienically clean, and the risk of cross-contamination is lowered. Material degradation, odours and staining are also reduced, helping to extend product life. Once manufactured into a product, BioCote antimicrobial technology acts in minutes and works continuously for the expected lifetime of the treated product; it cannot wear out or wash off.

The technology is effective against a broad spectrum of bacteria (including E. coli, MRSA, Salmonella, Campylobacter and Listeria), mould, fungi, and the influenza A H1N1 virus. It has also been proven to reduce a strain of feline coronavirus (Munich) by 90% in two hours. Tests carried out by an independent microbiological testing laboratory have certified that Aereos Interior Solutions products containing BioCote technology are greater than 99.8% effective against MRSA and E. coli.

BioCote antimicrobial technology is also certified by HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) International and is approved as food contact safe by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration).

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