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ViralOff extends to leather for seating

Future-looking innovation aims to increase passenger confidence.

29th March 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Bridge of Weir


Muirhead, one of Europe’s oldest tanneries established in 1840 and a member of the Scottish Leather Group, is introducing Active Hygiene Leather with built-in antimicrobial technology designed to improve the hygiene of bus, coach and rail seating.

Polygiene’s ViralOff is permanently integrated into Active Hygiene Leather to provide built-in antimicrobial self-cleaning properties for best-in-class hygiene. the leather during the production process. In addition to breaking down bacteria that cause odours, ViralOff breaks down virus such as SARS-CoV-2 with an efficiency of over 99% within two hours.”

Polygiene, headquartered in Malmö, Sweden is already providing ViralOff to a number of sports and outdoor apparel brands.

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



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