Adhetec launches cabin antimicrobial adhesive films

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Technical adhesive solution provider Adhetec has launched a range of adhesive films embedded with Pylote natural antimicrobial technology.

The Adhetec decorative and protective self-adhesive film range for the cabin (the customisable Adhecal and transparent film, Adhefilm) have effective microbiological properties during the entire period of use on the surfaces to which they are applied.

Activated by Pylote’s technology, Adhetec claims they have an immediate, stable and permanent microbial decontamination action (no loss of effectiveness over four years), particularly against viruses and bacteria.

Tested and certified by the Fonderephar laboratory, the new antimicrobial technical films are available to airlines for use in aircraft cabins. Adhetec is initially targeting aircraft tray tables, IFE screens, armrest, handles and seat shells.

Alexis Gabillon, Adhetec  CEO stated: “The passenger experience is at the heart of Adhetec’s developments, we already offer solutions to our customers that enable cabin personalisation and protection of the interior surfaces. The COVID-19 pandemic has turned our lives upside down and called into question our travel habits. The innovation that we are launching on the market today responds to this additional safety need in the cabin by adding an additional function to our products thanks to Pylote’s technology: the maintenance of microbiological hygiene.

“From now on, the main surfaces constituting the main points of contact (shelves, handles, IFE…) can be protected and become, on request, a communication support thanks to the printing possibilities offered by our products. Very soon, we will apply the technology to all our interior product range, particularly Adheskin, which will open the way to optimised cabins in terms of microbiological hygiene without any compromise on other elements like uniqueness and aesthetics aiming at an enhanced passenger experience.”