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Antimicrobial technology for transportation With millions of passengers using public transport and mass-transit systems each day, the risk of bacterial cross-contamination is heightened.

Whilst many of us with strong immune systems might not be affected, vulnerable people and those who are immunosuppressed may be at risk from potentially harmful infections.

Biomaster antimicrobial technology can help complement cleaning regimes by offering ‘between cleans’ protection against harmful bacteria and mould.

This can easily be added to make handrails, seats, trays, armrests, ticket machines or even ventilation systems more hygienic.

Antimicrobial technology for transportation With millions of passengers using public transport and mass-transit systems each day, the risk of bacterial cross-contamination is heightened.

Whilst many of us with strong immune systems might not be affected, vulnerable people and those who are immunosuppressed may be at risk from potentially harmful infections.

Biomaster antimicrobial technology can help complement cleaning regimes by offering ‘between cleans’ protection against harmful bacteria and mould.

This can easily be added to make handrails, seats, trays, armrests, ticket machines or even ventilation systems more hygienic.

Antimicrobial technology for transportation With millions of passengers using public transport and mass-transit systems each day, the risk of bacterial cross-contamination is heightened.

Whilst many of us with strong immune systems might not be affected, vulnerable people and those who are immunosuppressed may be at risk from potentially harmful infections.

Biomaster antimicrobial technology can help complement cleaning regimes by offering ‘between cleans’ protection against harmful bacteria and mould.

This can easily be added to make handrails, seats, trays, armrests, ticket machines or even ventilation systems more hygienic.

Antimicrobial technology for transportation

Commonly shared, frequently-touched surfaces in public transport and mass transit systems such as handrails, seating and tables are rarely cleaned, posing a risk of cross-contamination to passengers.

For example, the London Underground is one of the busiest metro systems in the world, with an average of around 5 million customers each day using its 11 lines and 270 stations to navigate the capital.

This results in around 1.37 billion passengers each year passing through high-traffic areas and creating a huge range of opportunities for infectious bacteria to spread from person to person.

Recent studies have found evidence of bacteria such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, E.coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella and even Klebsiella pneumoniae on the Tube, which can all cause serious infections.

In the skies, tray tables have been found to be the most contaminated area of an aeroplane, with short turnaround times between flights said to be restricting cleaning and maintenance regimes.

Biomaster provides an effective antimicrobial surface to reduce the threat of bacterial cross-contamination on trains, buses, aeroplanes, ferries and any other method of mass transit.

Antimicrobial protection for fabrics and seating

A Freedom of Information request in 2017 revealed that seating on seven of the London Underground’s 11 lines are never washed with detergent, with the rest only cleaned once or twice through the year.

With millions of passengers each day using the services, this increases the risk of harmful bacteria, fungi and even viruses spreading throughout the Tube’s rolling stock.

The Biomaster Hygiene Control Fabric Spray is ideally suited for topical treatment on seating fabric, and has been independently tested to be effective against MRSA, E. Coli, Salmonella, VRE and even Norovirus.

Click here to download the Biomaster Hygiene Control Fabric Spray Clinical Study

Antimicrobial protection for handrails and handles

Bacterial transmission by hand is one of the most common ways in which pathogens are spread in high-traffic, shared areas.

Although regular handwashing and alcohol hand gels can be effective to reduce the bacterial load, rolling stock and mass transit vehicle manufacturers should not rely on passenger behaviour alone to reduce the risk of harmful microbes on public transport services.

Studies and surveys have found evidence of pathogens including Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus on handrails, handles and ticket machines on trains, buses and subway systems, which can pose significant risks to immunosuppressed and vulnerable people.

Biomaster antimicrobial additives provide around the clock protection against harmful bacteria and can be applied to almost all polymer constructed or powder coated touchpoints without compromising the structural integrity of the end product.

Click here to download a Biomaster Powder Coatings data sheet

How Biomaster Works

 

Biomaster can be added at any stage of the manufacturing process and is available in masterbatch, liquid or powder formulations for plastics, textiles, paper and coatings to treat almost any facet of transport from aeroplane tables and bus seats to train handrails and ticket machines that could pose a threat of cross-contamination.

When bacteria come into contact with a Biomaster protected surface, the active antimicrobial agent prevents them from growing, producing energy or replicating, inhibiting any further growth.

The controlled release of the active ingredient provides powerful, effective antimicrobial protection for the lifetime of the product.

Independent testing and free of charge samples

Highly effective at low addition rates, Biomaster has been tested in hundreds of applications to provide up to 99.99% reduction against harmful bacteria including MRSA, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, VRE and even Norovirus.

We can help you find a supplier of Biomaster protected products already in use in the transport sector or liaise directly with your manufacturers to help create new antimicrobial products.

We can provide free-of-charge antimicrobial samples for you to test to ensure that incorporating Biomaster antimicrobial technology into your range of products for the retail or supermarket sector is as straightforward as possible. 

All of our antimicrobial solutions are independently tested at a leading laboratory to ISO 22196 to ensure of a high quality efficacy against the microbes your product and end application requires.

Expert marketing & regulatory support – with no licence fees

If you're looking to add antimicrobial product protection to your line of products for the retail sector, our team of experts will help you comply with regulatory standards and support your marketing activity.

With a wide range of antimicrobial products already in use in almost every industry, our regulatory team will ensure that you meet all current standards.

Our marketing team will support you across social media, with video material, press releases and display materials and help promote your products at exhibitions and events.

Unlike other antimicrobial additive suppliers, there are no licence fees for using our technology.  You get the support of our technical, regulatory and marketing experts free of charge to help make your product a success.

Download a brochure or contact us today to find out more.

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A public transport handrail

Public transport is the perfect vehicle for germs… more than one in four commuters have faecal matter on their hands (Source: Dr Val Curtis, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)