The HÜBNER Group has entered into a cooperation agreement with AIRDAL for the distribution of the AIRDAL antiviral surface protection products in the mobility sector. The goal: working together to contain the risk of viral spread in public transport vehicles, improving train and bus disinfection. HÜBNER is now offering AIRDAL’s antiviral surface protection product “Coating” for all relevant areas in local transport vehicles.

HÜBNER airdal bus disinfection

HÜBNER with AIRDAL for bus disinfection

“In providing this protection, AIRDAL works entirely through its physical properties: After application, an ultra-thin protective film made of amorphous glass is formed on the surface. Ultra-miniature barbs in this film destroy the cell wall of viruses and bacteria. Pathogens are eliminated in this way and cannot be spread further,” explains Tim Dortans, Head of Bus Service at HÜBNER.

The advantages: AIRDAL underlines that treated surfaces don’t need to be cleaned and disinfected so frequently – while still achieving the same level of infection protection. After just a short period following application, the quantity of microorganisms on surfaces is reduced by approximately 99.9 percent, as shown in independent testing. And this effect is achieved without any negative impact on the coated materials.

Transit, Covid, disinfection

“Regional transit companies are encountering major challenges as a result of the corona pandemic. Since the beginning of the pandemic, passenger numbers have been below the levels of last year – even though buses and trains have not been identified as a particular source of infection spread,” says Helge Förster, General Manager of the HÜBNER Group and responsible for the company’s mobility business segment. “We have been looking for solutions to support our customers in the current difficult period – and with AIRDAL we have found one.”

“We are very pleased to have found a strong partner in the bus and rail market who we can work together with to offer our products in this market segment,” comments Marice Sevecke, Head of Business Development Airdal-Retail. The product makes it impossible for viruses or bacteria to survive on holding bars, in seating areas, in the vehicle entrances and gangways and in the driver’s cockpit – everywhere that persons have direct skin contact with surfaces in the vehicles.


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