Adhetec, a specialist in technical adhesives for the aerospace industry, has launched a range of certified antimicrobial adhesive films for use during the pandemic.

    Embedded with Pylote, a specialist in mineral and ceramic industrial chemistry with natural antimicrobial technology, it is claimed to be effective against coronaviruses and bacteria.

    CEO of Adhetec, Alexis Gabillon, said: “The passenger experience is at the heart of Adhetec’s developments, and 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 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.”

    Adhetec initially proposes the films for airlines, manufacturers or aeronautical subcontractors. The transparent or customisable adhesive films – available in Adhecal and Adhefilm versions – can be used to protect tray tables, IFE screens, armrest, handles or seat shells.

    According to Adhetec, the decorative and protective self-adhesive film range offers effective microbiological properties during the entire period of use on the surfaces to which they are applied, and they do not present any risk for users, including very young children.

    Pylote says that its technology has an immediate, stable and permanent microbial decontamination action (no loss of effectiveness over four years), and is particularly effective in protecting against viruses and bacteria.