A new antimicrobial coating solution from ST Engineering has been tested and approved for use in aircraft cabins under EASA design organisation approval.
ST Engineering says Plasma ResoShield features ‘fusion resonance’ technology, which neutralises pathogens before they land on surfaces coated with Plasma ResoShield, and that the protection lasts up to a year upon application.
ST Engineering described Plasma ResoShield as being non-corrosive, non-flammable and non-toxic, with antibacterial and deodorising properties that help to improve cabin air quality for a more pleasant flight.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we view and manage air travel,” said Ling Meng Geah, head, programme office, cabin interiors, ST Engineering. “We are committed to using our aviation and certification expertise to work with our airline customers and industry partners to help increase passengers’ confidence and comfort in flying. The launch of Plasma ResoShield is one such example of using innovative and enduring cabin interior solutions to enhance flying experience and safety.”
ST Engineering worked with partners to carry out product testing over six months to demonstrate the solution’s antimicrobial efficacy and durability. The company says that based on ASTM E-1053, an accredited standard of testing, Plasma ResoShield is proven to kill up to 99.99% of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. To ensure the solution meets specific and stringent aviation requirements, ST Engineering also ran a comprehensive list of airworthiness and certification tests.