In an environment where hygiene is non-negotiable, Biomaster stands as a revolutionary solution for antimicrobial protection. From aircraft interiors to high-contact surfaces within public transport vehicles, Biomaster seamlessly integrates into materials, providing an imperceptible yet powerful antimicrobial product protection.

Elevate standards of hygiene with state-of-the-art Biomaster antimicrobial technology within the aviation and transport sector, where it surpasses conventional solutions to establish unparalleled benchmarks in hygiene. Trust Addmaster for professional innovation that not only meets but exceeds the expectations of traveler's and industry operators alike.


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.

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.

For example, the London Underground has 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.

Antimicrobial technology for aviation

When most commercial planes hold between 150 and 350 passengers and schedules are usually tight, some parts of the plane are going to be dirtier than others. 

In-between flights, the airline staff do a quick cleanup of the cabin. But this cleanup primarily looks for removing rubbish and a possible wipe down of the seats. They don't have the time to sanitise everything in between boardings.

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 antimicrobial technology is proven to inhibit the growth of microbes by up to 99.99% and is also highly effective against inactivating viruses on surfaces such as textiles, paper and plastic.

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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.


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.

Features & benefits

  • Independent testing

    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.

  • Free of charge samples

    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.

  • Expert support - with no licence fees

    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.

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.

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