European carrier Corsair has teamed up with Adhetec, a specialist in high quality technical adhesive solutions, to cover the tray tables of its aircraft with a protective film that has antibacterial and antiviral properties. The whole Corsair fleet will progressively be equipped with the antimicrobial film.
Corsair operated a test flight on Sept, 29 from Paris Orly to Abidjan (Ivory Coast). All the tray tables of the Business, Premium and Economy class seats were equipped with a protective aeronautical film developed by Adhetec, which uses the natural and antimicrobial technology of its partner Pylote, a specialist in mineral and ceramic industrial chemistry.
The technology has demonstrated its effectiveness against bacteria and viruses, and in particular against Coronavirus (99.9%.) In addition, the natural and mineral Pylote microspheres in the protective adhesive film remain safe for the skin, ever for young children, and do not release any toxic molecules into the atmosphere.
The antimicrobial surface protection film offered by ADHETEC protects the tray tables from possible damage caused by aggressive disinfectants products used under current sanitary protocols, without losing its decontaminating power. The films have an immediate, stable and permanent 24/7 microbial decontamination action, without any loss of effectiveness over more than 50 months. It is resistant to repetitive cleanings and to the many touches of passengers without altering its action.
“We are very proud to be the first Airline in Europe to implement this innovative film technology, which complements the range of on-board hygiene measures already in place for the comfort of our customers,” said Enea Fracassi, Technical and Fleet Director. “Indeed, the combined protective action of the film and its antimicrobial technology meet the expectations of our customers and reassure them.”
“‘Adhecal’ 13423 is a film from our cabin portfolio and therefore dedicated to this application – tray tables. It has proven to be an effective communication medium,” said Alexis Gabillon, Adhetec CEO. ” By adding a long-lasting bactericidal and virucidal function, we meet the new airline specifications and contribute to the health and safety onboard.”
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