Antimicrobial technology used in next-gen security trays

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SecurityPoint Media (SPM), a leader in the transformation of airport security screening checkpoint areas, has entered an exclusive agreement with Microban International, a global leader in antimicrobial and odor control technologies.

In partnership with Microban, SPM is introducing new security checkpoint trays that are treated with powerful antimicrobial technology that will inhibit the growth of bacteria on the surface of the trays. The treated trays are being deployed by SPM to the network of airports that use the company’s proprietary security screening trays, and will be fully distributed by the end of the summer.

“Our collaboration with Microban reflects our philosophy of introducing elegantly simple solutions that are highly effective,” said Joseph T Ambrefe Jr, chief executive officer of SecurityPoint Media. “Travelers are familiar with and trust antimicrobial products in their homes, and this partnership brings antimicrobial benefits and peace of mind to a common denominator in air travel – the screening checkpoint.”

“For decades, our chemists and engineers have successfully developed antimicrobial solutions for high-traffic and hygiene-critical environments such as restaurants, hospitals and schools, and for high-touch surfaces in many different environments,” said Michael Ruby, vice president of Microban.

“With more than two million travellers passing through US airports every day, there is a great opportunity to support the SPM mission. We are confident the addition of Microban technology to SPM’s SecureTray will be well-received by airport operators and the general population alike.”

A 2018 study by researchers at the University of Nottingham and Finland’s National Institute for Health and Welfare found that the plastic trays used at security checkpoints host the highest level of viruses of any surfaces at airports.

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