The world’s first anti-bacterial seatbelt
AmSafe has been working with its supplier partners and anti-viral treatment companies to develop an anti-bacterial seatbelt. We have made great progress over the last several months and can now offer the industry’s first anti-bacterial seatbelt.
Passenger perception, safety and the ability of the airline to maintain a virus-free operating environment is a high priority for AmSafe. The ability of the airline to reduce turn-around times, labor and chemical cost associated with interior cleaning is also a high priority. The AmSafe Sanitized Restraint addresses these concerns.
AmSafe utilizes a silver biocide treatment which has natural anti-bacterial / anti-viral properties. The silver technology helps to deplete the viral membrane allowing the destruction of the virus/bacteria rapidly and eliminating any growth or propagation of the specimen. The biocide is added during the dying process and internal to the webbing fibres, making its properties resistant to external wear and cleaning. It has been extensively tested to ensure the production process does not negatively affect the anti-viral properties of the seatbelt.
Sanitized Restraint Key Characteristics
• 99% reduction in viral / bacterial load
• 93% reduction in 10 minutes
• Reduced aircraft turn times
• Long-lasting protective action from embedded silver ions
• Webbing tested at high usage cycles to verify the longevity
• Cleaning and disinfectant tolerance
• Tolerance to alcohol disinfectants proven via testing
• Environmentally safe
• Available in Polyester and Nylon
• Available in any color – check with AmSafe for lead times
• Same base seatbelt part number as your current seatbelt
Detailed information about the silver biocide treatment is available at www.sanitized.com. From the website: Tried and tested Sanitized® products are now verifiably effective against viruses (in accordance with ISO 18184:2019). Tests were conducted using a feline coronavirus possessing structures and mechanisms reminiscent of SARS-Cov2, thus facilitating inferences about Covid-19.
AmSafe’s Sanitized Restraint buckles have been treated with a permanent proprietary coating that has proven through laboratory tests to inhibit the collection and growth of microbes. This makes the AmSafe Sanitized Restraint buckle inherently safer than a non-treated buckle.
AmSafe will produce a sanitized restraint that can be used as a drop-in replacement of your current seatbelt. The sanitized restraint utilizes the same base part number as your original seatbelt and depending on cosmetic options may only have the 4 digit color code changed. The seatbelt meets all the requirements of TSO C22G and TSO C114. Operators should check their seat component maintenance manual and consult with their certification department to ensure there are no issues with the seatbelt replacement.
Seatbelts are traditionally replaced due to wear of the webbing and cosmetic concerns. Although the anti-viral properties of the seatbelt have been tested to show resistance to seatbelt wear over time, AmSafe is recommending a 2-year service life for the seatbelt to ensure it retains all of its anti-viral properties.
AmSafe can now offer the sanitized restraint for sale for both passenger and crew restraints. Any specified color can be produced. Depending on the color and difficulty of color matching, lead times will vary but can be available in as little as 6 weeks. As a standard offering, the belt will have the AmSafe Sanitized Restraint logo displayed on a label attached to the buckle end of the webbing. To help operators easily identify the recommended replacement date, the opposite side of the label (may) show the recommended replacement date. Custom label options and custom color logo buckles are also available.
AmSafe Sanitized Restraints will be available to ship by the end of September. AmSafe is offering aggressive pricing for early and sizeable orders of the new product. Please contact your AmSafe business development manager, AmSafe authorized representative or customer service representative.