A partnership between Muirhead and Polygiene has created a sustainable natural leather with built in anti-microbial technology in a bid to improve passenger confidence.

    Designed for the aviation, bus, coach and rail sector, Muirhead Active Hygiene Leather with Polygiene ViralOff, is a sustainable leather with built-in antimicrobial self-cleaning properties.

    “We are pleased to offer Muirhead Active Hygiene Leather with Polygiene ViralOffTM to take seat hygiene to a new level and play a key role in setting new standards in cabin wellness. The team at Muirhead are working closely with Airlines, Design Studios and Aircraft manufacturers to create interiors solutions for the future of travel and transportation”, said Muirhead sales director, Archie Browning.

    Polygiene ViralOff is permanently integrated into the leather during the production process. According to the company, in addition to breaking down bacteria that cause odours, ViralOff breaks down viruses such as SARS-CoV-2, which causes the disease Covid-19, to over 99 per cent within two hours.

    “Muirhead is a leading supplier of fine Scottish leather to the global aviation industry with a strong reputation for responsible innovation, durability  and circular manufacturing. It is inspiring how they lead the way for sustainability in the leather industry, just as we at Polygiene lead the way for sustainability in the textile and fashion industry through our antimicrobial and odor removal products. We are looking forward to adding value to this industry together with Muirhead”, added Polygiene CEO, Ulrika Björk.