Hemispheres magazine onboard with Biomaster

When Covid-19 took hold in 2020 one of the first precautions most airlines took was to remove inflight magazines from seat-back pockets. In fact, four of the top five U.S. airlines removed their traveller magazines.

However a year on, Hemispheres, the award-winning inflight magazine, will soon be back onboard flights thanks to Biomaster technology.

Hemispheres is published by Ink Global and produced in New York and Miami. The magazine is circulated monthly and reaches 139 million business and leisure travellers annually.

Biomaster antimicrobial technology present within the paper coating continually works to prevent the growth of the micro-organisms, effectively reducing contamination levels on the surface.

Surfaces treated with Biomaster protection are proven to reduce opportunities for cross contamination and provide an important second line of defence in addition to regular airline cleaning protocols.

In independent laboratory testing the UV cover coating used on Hemispheres magazine demonstrated a 99.99 percent reduction in microbes.

The magazine Editor-in-Chief Ellen Carpenter says: “We’re excited to once again bring our inspiring content to flyers all over the world, safely.” 

Addmaster Marketing Manager Karl Shaw adds: “Passengers were understandably nervous about handling well-thumbed magazines, but a Biomaster coating makes paper products exposed to high-touch volumes more hygienic without affecting the appearance or performance of the paper itself.  

In the aviation industry antimicrobial technology is also now being added to cabin surfaces including seating and wall cladding as part their stringent infection control regimes.”

For more information visit the Hemispheres magazine website.

*Please note that Addmaster was acquired by the Polygiene Group AB in January 2021, so all news articles prior to that date will still be branded as Addmaster.