UK-based fabric manufacturer Camira has launched StaySafe, a new textile treatment which reduces the potential for viral transmission from wool moquette fabrics in bus and coach interiors. When applied to a fabric, the treatment destroys viruses and kills bacteria, ensuring upholstery does not act as a potential source of transmission.
Camira says it is ideal for use on multi-occupancy seating in busy public transport settings, such as city buses, long-distance coaches, shuttle buses and minibuses.
Camira StaySafe is a combination of silver and liposome technologies which firstly attract a virus, then attack the virus membrane, depleting it of cholesterol and allowing the silver to kill the entire virus.
Independently tested to ISO 18184 and AATCC 147, Camira says it reduces viral activity on wool moquette fabrics by 97 per cent and provides an enhanced layer of protection to bus and coach interiors.
“We’re extremely proud to bring this new textile treatment to our customers – the product of rigorous research and independent testing,” says Amanda Heeley, Camira director of operations and quality. “Available on our popular plush wool moquette fabrics, Camira StaySafe provides incredibly high anti- viral and anti-bacterial effectiveness and, during a time in which hygiene and health are of critical concern, this has never been more important.”