Safe reading zones for high flyers

As the aviation industry continues to grapple with the challenges posed by Covid-19, airlines across the world are increasingly adopting Biomaster antimicrobial technology into their stringent infection control regimes.

Based in Forth Worth, Texas, American Airlines has become the first airline to incorporate Biomaster into their inflight magazine.

From the start of August, every seatback pocket on American Airlines has contained a copy of American Way magazine, now printed with a new paper treatment process containing antimicrobial technology to inhibit the growth of unwanted microbes.

Biomaster can be easily used to treat any paper and board and durability tests the protection was shown to last for the lifetime of the treated article.

It is part of American Airlines new multitiered cleaning and safety program in the coming months.

David Seymour, Chief Operating Officer, says: “The American Airlines Clean Commitment is our promise that we’re taking bold measures and using the latest products and technology to help ensure our customers’ well-being when they travel with us.” 

Addmaster has been in a series of discussions with the aviation sector and is currently working with the world leader in advanced passenger upholstery systems to protect its new product range to provide long-term protection against a wide range of viral and microbial threats on soft furnishings available for new, upgrade and existing aircraft cabins.

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.

For more information visit the American Airlines 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.