Oxfordshire tech manufacturing company signs agreement to supply Covid-19 protection aircraft seating upholstery

MGR Foamtex

An Oxfordshire manufacturer of advanced passenger upholstery systems for premium cabin seating has signed an agreement to supply its antimicrobial technology for aircraft seating to a Queen’s Award winning company additive supplier.

Thame-based MGR Foamtex Ltd has signed the agreement with Addmaster (UK) Ltd for the use of its Biomaster antimicrobial technology in its new MGRSafeWall™ product range. Addmaster is a global supplier of innovative additives for the plastics, paper, textile, paints and coatings industries.

Developed specifically in response to the threat of Covid-19 Coronavirus, MGRSafeWall provides long-term protection against a wide range of viral and microbial threats*. The MGRSafeWall™ product range of soft furnishings will be available for new, upgrade, and existing aircraft cabin products.​

Surfaces treated with Biomaster technology are proven to reduce the microbial load and the opportunities for cross contamination and provide an important second line of defence in addition to regular cleaning protocols.

The active antimicrobial agent is built into the product during the manufacturing process, so the product protection is effective 24/7 for the useful lifetime of the item.

Les Simpson, MGR Foamtex CEO, said: “The whole team at MGR Foamtex is excited by this agreement and the opportunity to bring real value to the airline industry. Working with the team at Biomaster, we will use our aviation expertise to transfer technology and to bring a fantastic and well-established product into the sector. MGRSafeWall™ will allow our customers to address both the current threat of Coronavirus and deliver long term value through permanently enhanced cabin hygiene.’

Addmaster Founder and CEO Paul Morris added: “We are delighted to partner with MGR Foamtex on this new hygiene innovation for the airline industry. It’s so important that our everyday lives can return to the new normal as soon as possible and this collaboration is a significant and exciting step in that process.”