Coating makes seat covers stain-resistant and antimicrobial

Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company with core businesses in the automotive, building and energy storage industries, has developed a coating for fabrics that keeps automotive seats clean and hygienic. The coating repels dirt and liquid, and protects passengers from microbes and static.

“Seat covers are subject to heavy use throughout a vehicle’s lifetime,” explained Peter Heift, group vice president and general manager trim at Johnson Controls Automotive Seating. He said the new coating has been developed to prevent damage caused by spilled coffee, ketchup, a child’s dirty hands or microbes, for example.

FreshPer4mance is said to be a highly effective coating that can be applied to all cover fabrics. For optimum, long-lasting protection, Johnson Controls coats the entire fabric – not just one side – in the new product.

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