Antibacterial and stain-resistant finishes as the first line of defense in passenger protection

train finishes

What are train finishes

The train finishes serve to improve the aesthetic appearance, functionality, and durability of the interiors and exteriors of the trains. These finishes can include wall coatings, seat coverings, flooring, metal and plastic finishes, and more. Furthermore, finishes can be used to enhance the safety and hygiene of trains, such as in the case of antimicrobial coatings to prevent the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19.

Types of Finishes

Train finishes are designed to meet safety standards and passenger needs, offering a comfortable, safe, and attractive travel experience. With passenger safety and public health under constant threat, let’s explore what types of finishes can help prevent new COVID-19 infections, making trains safer and cleaner.ti.

The antibacterial finish

Another type of finishing that is becoming increasingly common on trains is antibacterial finishing. This finish is designed to create a strong barrier that hinders both bacterial and viral penetration, ensuring prolonged hygiene and lasting comfort for passengers.

This type of treatment creates a strong barrier that hinders both bacterial and viral penetration, allowing for lasting hygienic freshness and prolonged comfort. Being attached to the fiber, this finish acts on the cell membrane causing its decomposition

The antibacterial treatment acts on the cell membrane of bacteria, causing their decomposition and preventing the proliferation of bacteria and the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19. Furthermore, since it is bonded to the fibers of the fabrics, this type of finish is durable and resistant to repeated washing.

Can be applied to various surfaces

This finish can be applied to a wide range of surfaces, including seats, walls, floors, and even doors. The addition of antibacterial finishes on trains helps create a hygienic and safe environment for passengers, reducing the risk of contagion and improving their travel experience.

In summary, antibacterial finishes are another example of how technologies are improving the transportation sector, offering a safer and more comfortable travel experience for passengers.

antibacterial treatment

Antibacterial finishes

The stain-resistant finish

It gives fabrics hydrophobic properties and low moisture absorption, making it more difficult for microorganisms to attach to its surface. The surface becomes easier to clean and improves its hygienic properties.

The process involves interpenetrating the molecular structure of the surface, thereby preventing the penetration and deposition of water or other liquids, as well as organic and synthetic oils and lubricating fats, while maintaining complete breathability of the substrate, if applicable.

How are hydrophobic properties obtained?

The principle of operation is based on the use of anatase phase titanium dioxide, which, when irradiated with UV or sunlight, will develop photoinduced photocatalytic and superhydrophobic properties, and thus, the change in the angle of cohesion occurs due to light absorption.

This principle is related to the concept of self-cleaning of the material: water droplets remaining intact on the surface will roll downwards, picking up all the dirt deposited on the surface during their descent and carrying it away with them.

Gesa Industry is also committed to the fight against Covid-19, taking every possible measure to ensure the health of its employees and maintaining close contact with customers to provide the right support and efficient assistance on every occasion.


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