Executive Review of Business Travel, “Hygiene in the air,” November 21, 2011

Following media attention focused on germs and travel, and personal experience with a lack of cleanliness of shared surfaces while travelling, a US company has created an antimicrobial tray table cover for personal use.

“With quick turnarounds and budget tightening, I was not surprised to read that on average, many airlines only deep clean their cabin interiors every 30 days,” said frequent flier and company co-founder Jason Drebitko.

Drebitko and industrial designer Alexys Wilbur, have teamed up to launch trayGUARD™+, which blends antimicrobial performance with environmental consciousness, to allay germaphobic travellers’ fears.

The concept for trayGUARD was born from Drebitko’s desire to have an antimicrobial cover that could slip over an airline tray table, cover it completely, and be disposed of or ideally recycled when leaving the plane.  The fabric used in the product is made from 100% PET recycled bottles and employs natural silver and copper ion technology.  In addition, the fabric from which it is made is the same as used for face masks used by health-care professionals to protect against microorganisms, body fluids and particulate materials during a medical emergency.


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