11-16-2020 – Fairfield unveils disinfecting system for chairs

Posted on: November 16th, 2020 by admin


November 16, 2020


By News-Topic Staff

Nov 13, 2020 Updated Nov 13, 2020


A local furniture company has unveiled new features in some of its most popular chairs that are aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19.


Three of Fairfield Chair’s lounge chair series can now be equipped with ultraviolet C disinfecting technology, which uses a form of ultraviolet light with germicidal wavelengths. The UVC system is not entirely COVID-19 resistant, but it is capable of killing 99% of bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens, according to a Fairfield press release.


The electronic UVC system can be applied to the arm of the lounge chairs, ready to radiate ultraviolet light at the press of a button. The system is designed for storing and cleaning high-touch surfaces such as mobile phones, and automatically concludes disinfecting after five minutes.


Dixon Mitchell, CEO of Fairfield, said that the development of the UVC system is the latest step in the company’s work to push innovative safety measures to benefit its clients, many of which include hotels, senior living centers, universities and other organizations with high-traffic common spaces.


“There’s been a shift in manufacturing recently: It’s all about how durable are the products. Can they be cleaned? What can they be cleaned with?” he said. “It has been one of our top priorities to respond to the necessity of cleanliness in today’s world. We are constantly learning, adjusting, and innovating to make sure we meet the needs of our industry during these times and beyond.”


The chairs that are outfitted with UVC systems can also be covered in a special finish that Mitchell said acts as a shield against potentially harmful microbes while also adding chemical, moisture and scratch resistance.

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