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Plane Talking Products, based in Hampshire is launching a unique ”viroblocked” ecosystem that will help airlines make a clear and distinctive offer to travellers based on a coronavirus-compliant management system which touches every point of the passengers’ journey, so giving travellers the confidence to fly. Plane Talking Products have signed a worldwide exclusive deal with HeiQ for HeiQ Viroblock in the aviation sector. Swiss-developed HeiQ Viroblock is 99.99% effective against SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes Covid-19)*.
HeiQ Viroblock is a protective invisible antimicrobial layer that provides a continuous, long lasting self-sanitizing effect to any surface or product.
“Many airlines are struggling to convince the public that it’s safe to fly again,” says Alison Wells, co-founder and director of Plane Talking Products, the company launching the HeiQ Viroblock ecosystem for global aviation. “We want to help change that. This breakthrough Swiss technology means airlines can provide the reassurances that passengers want, and travellers can have confidence in resuming air travel. It’s an industry game-changer, and we are the only company in this sector to offer HeiQ Viroblock and its end to end ecosystem. Common cabin items like blankets, pillows and headrest covers can all be infused with HeiQ Viroblock, offering protection for the life of most onboard products.”
HeiQ Viroblock effective in minutes
Microbes, including bacteria and viruses can persist on textile surfaces for days, weeks or even months, HeiQ Viroblock technology is proven to destroy enveloped viruses including coronaviruses and bacteria in minutes. It can be applied to any surface. Unlike other products, HeiQ Viroblock is active and remains effective thereby preventing contamination of treated surfaces.
“Plane Talking, along with our partners MSCS (The Medical Supply Company of Switzerland),is working alongside the airline industry to help it to protect passengers and airline employees, at every stage of their journey: from check-in, lounge and boarding through the onboard environment and cabin furnishings to cabin cleaning” says John Caulcutt, co-founder and director.
Carlo Centonze, CEO of HeiQ Group, said, “We are driven by the purpose of improving the lives of people and communities by perfecting everyday products. HeiQ Viroblock is a breakthrough innovation extending a special combination of advanced silver and cosmetic vesicle technology. As a leading textile technology company, we are pleased to give exclusive representation to Plane Talking Products / MSCS for original HeiQ Products in the airlines sector to extend our offering to helping the airlines and benefiting millions of passengers with our technology.”
Fly with confidence – ‘Swiss Tech Inside’
In August 2020, shares in leading airlines including American Airlines, Delta and United jumped significantly when the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the use of a hard surface disinfectant coating for aircraft cabins.
Alison Wells continues, “We are delighted to be offering HeiQ Viroblock at a time when an IATA passenger survey reports that over 50% of people surveyed are avoiding air travel due to concerns around catching COVID-19 and other viruses inflight. This is not a traditional ‘cleaning’ issue anymore. In a travel world that is being reshaped by COVID-19, it’s about reassuring your passengers about the incredible steps you are taking to protect them, and being able to follow through on your commitment to consumers with leading-edge viroblocking technology.”
HeiQ Viroblock technology is part of Plane Talking’s revolutionary end-to-end program for airline sanitisation that includes HeiQ Viroblock Spray hygenizers, fogging solutions, fully impregnated textiles, PPE, hard surface coatings and disposables. Established in 2008, Plane Talking Products has supplied many of the world’s leading airlines and the NHS with products for many years, including an extensive range of PPE during the coronavirus pandemic. Many of its products are bespoke in design and development, tailored to a client’s specific environment and requirements.
* M.J. (2020) Report on “Viral Stability and Persistence of SARS-CoV-2 on Treated Material”. Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, Australia.
About Plane Talking
Plane Talking Products is a supplier of inflight products to the global aviation sector. With over 35 years of experience, we have been supplying a wide range of textiles, meal service equipment, amenities and crew items to airlines all over the world – on time, every time. Innovation is at the forefront of everything we do – we are constantly looking at ways to support our customers through design and development. We look at the entire product lifecycle – from cradle to grave – to create products that really fulfil our customer’s needs. We are well used to working with all key stakeholders to understand all the design and operational parameters that need to be considered when developing a product. We also like to think holistically – creating consistency between connected product lines and therefore, ensuring a real harmony across a suite of products.