MGR Foamtex tests sucessfully against Sars-Cov-2 with Biomaster

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 MGRSafeWall™ product protection system has been successfully tested against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, using Biomaster antimicrobial technology.

Laboratory testing to ISO 18184 protocols using MGRSafeWall™ and real aircraft cabin products has demonstrated efficacy of 96.8% against SARS-CoV-2. 

In addition to the viral testing, MGRSafeWall™ has also shown excellent behaviour in flammability, abrasion and resistance to cleaning agent tests. 

The ability to facilitate commercial testing for efficacy against SARS-CoV-2 is a recent development as testing with the actual virus was previously only permitted in government facilities. Until now, all testing used a substitute envelope virus. 

Jon Rose, Managing Director of MGR Foamtex says: “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. 

MGRSafeWall™ really is a great product for the current environment and will also keep giving value in the future.”

The MGRSafeWall™ 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 MGRSafeWall™ 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.

For more information visit the MGR Foamtex 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.