MGRSafeWall™ - Press release December 2020
MGR Foamtex Ltd announces successful testing of MGRSafeWall™ with SARS-CoV-2 Virus
MGR Foamtex Ltd is proud to announce that its advanced anti-microbial MGRSafeWall™ product protection system has been successfully tested against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. MGRSafeWall™ uses the latest Biomaster silver-ion technology.
Laboratory testing to ISO 18184 protocols using MGRSafeWall™ and real aircraft cabin products has demonstrated efficacy of 96.8% against SARS-CoV-2.
The ability to complete commercial testing with SARS-CoV-2 is a very recent development as testing with the actual virus was previously only permitted in government facilities. Until now, all testing used a substitute envelope virus. The MGRSafeWall™ testing has been completed in Europe at one of the select specialist facilities now able to handle the virus.
This final step of testing with SARS-CoV-2 completes a comprehensive and highly successful test programme for MGRSafeWall™. In addition to the viral testing, MGRSafeWall™ has also shown excellent behaviour in flammability, abrasion and resistance to cleaning agent tests. Combined with the strong track record of Biomaster itself, the validation programme once again demonstrates MGRSafeWall™ as a highly effective, safe to use and long-lasting anti-microbial product protection.
Biomaster testing has shown it is effective against a wide range of viral, bacterial and fungal threats. MGRSafeWall™ is, therefore, not just a powerful tool for the current pandemic but is also an investment for the future that will deliver enhanced hygiene and improved customer experience in the long term.
Commenting on the recent development, Jon Rose, Managing Director of MGR Foamtex explained further “This is truly exciting news for all of us in the industry. It is a real game-changer as we believe that this is the first time that real aircraft cabin materials have been tested with actual SARS-CoV-2. MGRSafeWall™ really is a great product for the current environment and will also keep giving value in the future.”
Available immediately, MGRSafeWall™ can be used on both porous and non-porous cabin surfaces, either for new production or as an in-service treatment.