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RedCabin hosts virtual working group

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RedCabin is to host its first virtual working group to examine if standards for cabin interior hygiene can be developed and how disinfectant technologies can be used most effectively onboard.

“Building passenger confidence with a clean cabin” will take place on 9 September at 5pm, led by Sean Stabler, Research and Innovation Manager at Sekisui Kydex.

The interactive working group will combine science, perception and collaboration to help industry executives understand how the use of disinfectant technologies can maximise the cleanliness of their aircraft cabins. The agenda includes discussions around new disinfection technologies such as UV disinfection, fogging, antimicrobial surfaces and disinfectant wipes; an overview of antimicrobials, microbes and disinfectants and their impact on aircraft interiors, and an outline of the main differences between surface protection and human contact protection.

Monica Wick, founder and CEO of RedCabin commented: “The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in an unprecedented shift within the aviation industry. Airlines are having to adapt to this dramatic change and, naturally, passengers are cautious about their safety.”

“Following the success of our previous webinar series, we are launching our virtual working groups to enable aviation leaders to come together and work collaboratively to develop new solutions which allow the industry to thrive post-Covid-19.”

Karyn McAlphin appointed Design Director for SEKISUI KYDEX

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Karyn McAlphin has become as Design Director for SEKISUI KYDEX, where she will be responsible for creative elements, as well as focus on the Production of KYDEX Thermoplastics and customer-facing experiences at SEKISUI KYDEX.

McAlphin joined SEKISUI KYDEX as Design Strategist in 2017 and commented: “During my first year, my time was evenly divided between mass transit, medical devices and aviation. It was exciting to learn about new industries. The following year, I focused primarily on aviation, my area of expertise, and this year, I’m seeing a fascinating trend develop where aviation and mass transit are looking to the medical industry for new ideas. Cross-pollination across our core markets and future markets will be extremely important going forward.”

“Karyn brings a unique design perspective as SEKISUI KYDEX enters into new projects and opportunities. She has embraced SEKISUI KYDEX’s culture over the last three years, and she has taken the time to learn and understand the emphasis that we put on the customer experience. Karyn will continue to play a pivotal role in helping our customers understand and utilise our high value, bespoke products like Infused Imaging technology,” said Nik Taritas, VP of Sales.

“I’m thrilled for Karyn and this opportunity where she will be able to widen her scope while working with cross functional teams to bring programs for all market spaces to completion. Karyn’s design savvy will effectively leverage our customer’s insights for their programs and help to create the best overall customer experience,” said Bernadette Chupela, Customer Experience Manager.

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SEKISUI SPI unveils new name

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From 1 April, SEKISUI SPI, manufacturer of KYDEX Thermoplastics, will be renamed SEKISUI KYDEX.

The KYDEX Thermoplastics brand is recognised by designers, engineers, and OEMs as one of the leaders in specialty polymers for aviation interiors.

The portfolio includes applications for seatbacks and seat components, sidewall panels and partitions, as well as monuments and lavatory surfaces.

“With the support of SEKISUI Chemical, the KYDEX brand is expanding its products and services for future generations. The significant investment in our manufacturing campuses enables and encourages us to develop new material solutions in collaboration with our partners and customers. The people, architecture, routines, and culture of SEKISUI KYDEX are specifically designed to take us to new places, because there are no old roads to new destinations,” said Ronn Cort President and COO.

From 1 April, SEKISUI SPI, manufacturer of KYDEX Thermoplastics, will be renamed SEKISUI KYDEX.

The KYDEX Thermoplastics brand is recognised by designers, engineers, and OEMs as one of the leaders in specialty polymers for aviation interiors.

The portfolio includes applications for seatbacks and seat components, sidewall panels and partitions, as well as monuments and lavatory surfaces.

“With the support of SEKISUI Chemical, the KYDEX brand is expanding its products and services for future generations. The significant investment in our manufacturing campuses enables and encourages us to develop new material solutions in collaboration with our partners and customers. The people, architecture, routines, and culture of SEKISUI KYDEX are specifically designed to take us to new places, because there are no old roads to new destinations,” said Ronn Cort President and COO.