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• Scottish antiviral leather innovation, ActiveHygiene, to be revealed in Birmingham
• Self-cleaning leather eliminates 99% of viruses and bacteria in two hours*
• Euro Bus Expo attendees can meet the Muirhead team at stand C78
Bridge of Weir, Scotland – Muirhead, a trusted supplier of Fine Scottish Leather to some of the world’s most respected passenger transport and aviation brands, will showcase its self-disinfecting ActiveHygiene technology at Euro Bus Expo 2022 in Birmingham next week.
Developed to safeguard passengers and rebuild confidence after COVID-19, Muirhead’s ActiveHygiene leather with Polygiene Biomaster ViralOff® technology is a sustainable product with built-in antimicrobial self-cleaning properties – permanently integrated into the leather during production.
Kevin Smith, Head of Mass Transit, Muirhead, said: “Since the pandemic, the bus and coach sector has seen a rapid increase in demand for best-in-class seat hygiene. This is why we’re proud to showcase Muirhead’s innovative ActiveHygiene technology – an immediate solution to the challenges of the pandemic, enhancing the hygiene and protection of passenger transport interiors for the future.”
Using the latest ViralOff® technology, developed by Swedish company Polygiene AB, Muirhead’s ActiveHygiene leather reduces bacteria and viruses including SARS-CoV-2 – the cause of COVID-19 – by more than 99% in less than two hours.*
Renowned for creating the lowest carbon leather in the world, Muirhead is trusted by most European bus, coach, and rail operators for its exceptional durability, comfort, and reduced total cost of ownership.
Archie Browning, Sales Director, Muirhead, added: “Muirhead has been manufacturing the finest sustainable Scottish leather since 1840, with innovation at the very heart of the business. Known for its luxury and durability, Muirhead has developed new products that offer a more hygienic solution for customers increasingly focused on well-being and lighter weight materials – supporting the move to greater efficiency and greener mobility solutions.”
“All Muirhead leather is made in the UK and sets the benchmark as the lowest carbon leather available to the transportation sector – making it the most durable, hard-wearing, and long-lasting material for bus and coach interiors.”
Visitors to this year’s Euro Bus Expo in Birmingham can meet the Muirhead team at stand C78. Seat designs using high-performance Muirhead leather will also be on display at the Isringhausen, Lazzerini, Alexander Dennis, Kiel Seating, TEK Seating, Chapman Driver Seats, and Pelican Bus & Coach.
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NOTES TO EDITORS
*Against tested viruses, SARS-CoV-2, H3N2 and H1N1 - according to ISO18184:2019. No specialist cleaning is required. Polygiene Biomaster ViralOff® does not prevent diseases but protects the treated material.
Polygiene Biomaster antimicrobial technology complements existing cleaning protocols, working between cleans. Treatment is always-on, built-in to the leather as part of our sustainable manufacturing process. Tested to 50,000 cycles on the Martindale abrasion rub test (ISO 12947-2).
Muirhead, established in 1840 and part of the Scottish Leather Group, is one of Europe's oldest tanneries; it is widely recognised as a leader in responsible and future-looking innovation of a versatile range of Fine Scottish Leather for a select group of prestigious global brands. Muirhead leathers are made to travel the world - on 160 airlines, in mass transit cabins, and in the marine, furniture, and luxury goods industries.
About the Scottish Leather Group
Founded in 1965, Scottish Leather Group (SLG) is the leading manufacturer of leather in the United Kingdom and produces the finest sustainable leather for the world’s most respected companies.
Through its specialist businesses - Bridge of Weir Leather, Lang and Muirhead – the Group leads the leather industry in the responsible and sustainable production of leather and serves the global automotive, aviation, bus, coach, rail, furniture, and consumer goods sectors from its operations located in Scotland, China, and Mexico.