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industry news

Soft furnishings for aircrafts successfully
tested against SARS-CoV-2

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GR Foamtex Ltd., a U.K.-based leader in the design,
development and manufacture of advanced passenger
upholstery systems for premium cabin seating, has
announced that its advanced antimicrobial MGRSafeWall™
product protection system has been successfully tested
against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, using
Addmaster Biomaster antimicrobial technology. Laboratory
testing to ISO 18184 protocols using MGRSafeWall and
real aircraft cabin products has demonstrated efficacy of
96.8% against SARS-CoV-2. Surfaces treated with Biomaster
technology are proven to reduce the microbial load and the
opportunities for cross contamination and provide a second
line of defense 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
for the useful lifetime of the item.

The MGRSafeWall™ product range of soft furnishings can
be used on both porous and non-porous cabin surfaces,
either for new production or as an in-service treatment.
Photo: MGR Foamtex Ltd.

Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, Burlington,

Ascend Performance Materials has

Colorado Yurt Company has hired

N.C., has announced a multiphase global

purchased Eurostar Engineering

Garrett Walker as director of sales.

expansion plan, representing a $65

Plastics, a France-based compounder

He will lead the sales and marketing

million investment to create additional

with a broad portfolio of flame-retardant

teams as the company focuses on

capacity and support sustainability

engineered plastics and expertise in

strategic growth opportunities and

initiatives. The plan includes new

halogen-free formulations. Ascend, a

customer connections to the outdoors.

and upgraded equipment to support

fully integrated producer of polyamide

Walker previously held the position of

the growth of Sunbrella fabrics and

66 resin, gains a full portfolio of UL

CEO of Teilhaber Manufacturing.

other textile products in the company's

yellow card certified flame-retardant,

U.S. and Asia facilities, as well as the

as well as water contact and thermally

purchase of a new production facility in

conductive engineered plastics.

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Evolution St. Louis has hired Sevan Altan
as its first general manager. Altan brings

Valenciennes, France.

decades of experience in flatbed knitting,
MMI Textiles Inc., a global diversified

production, design, programming and

Thermex-Thermatron Systems, a

supplier of industrial and custom fabrics

business development. He will oversee

manufacturer of high-power industrial

and textile components with military,

all departments at the company's

radio frequency and sealing equipment,

tactical, medical, commercial and

high-tech knit manufacturing facility

has acquired JTE Machines. JTE

apparel expertise, has hired Kathleen

in St. Louis, Mo.

designs, engineers and manufactures

Stevens as its chief financial officer.

sealers and serves as the North

The company also promoted Debbie

American distributor for internationally

Grant to chief of staff, Nick Rivera to

recognized FIAB RF Traveling Welders,

chief operating officer, Geoffrey Senko

which are heavily used in the industrial

to director of business development and

fabric industry.

Joshua Slack to supply chain manager.

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