Antimicrobial products in high-traffic and multi-touchpoint areas

Car sharing, taking public transport, riding a taxi or enjoying a holiday on a cruise liner – when large numbers of people come together in high traffic areas with multiple touchpoints and less stringent hygiene protocols, the risk of cross-contamination exponentially increases.

In addition to the risk of cross-contamination, a microbial build-up on surfaces can also cause terrible odours, irremovable staining and premature material degradation of products, which can lead to mechanical or structural weaknesses causing early product failure. These are common denominators between commercial aircrafts, cruise ships, train carriages, airport terminal passenger pods and cars.

Antimicrobial protection for automotive industry

Antimicrobial protection for automotive industry (2)

Antimicrobial protection for aviation industry

Antimicrobial protection for aviation

Antimicrobial protection for public transport

Antimicrobial Protection for Public Transport

Antimicrobial protection for maritime transport

Antimicrobial Products for Maritime Transport

Improved hygiene and material durability with BioCote®

Improved hygiene and material durability with BioCote®

Working around the clock and lasting for the expected lifetime of a product, BioCote® protection helps to keep surfaces cleaner and fresher for longer. For some products, this will mean extending their usable lifetime past that of an unprotected product, creating additional sustainability within that product range.

Delivering premium additives for a wide range of products and material types, BioCote® can provide bespoke antimicrobial solutions to businesses in the transportation sector.

ANTIMICROBIAL GRAB POLES FOR USE IN PUBLIC TRANSPORT

BioCote® and Project AMICABLE

Project AMICABLE is an award-winning, 12-month Innovate UK funded project which set out to produce a lightweight, permanently antimicrobial grab pole for use in public transport. This innovation addresses two widely recognised issues: the need to improve customer confidence, post-Covid, in the safety of mass transport systems, and the need to decarbonise transport. 

The lightweight antimicrobial grab poles will be used in a wide range of public transport applications, such as bus, rail, underground and tram, including in the new prototype vehicles of the Coventry Light Rail system.