June 26, 2024

Renfe partners with Kaelis for rail PPE

Spanish rail operator, Renfe, has partnered with onboard services supplier Kaelis to offer hygienic wipes to passenger boarding all Renfe’s high-speed trains (AVE).

By providing for the total disinfection of hands and surfaces, the 70% ethanol wipes have the power to eliminate, in less than a minute, all fungi, bacteria and virus, including the SARS-CoV-2.

The wipes are part of a range of measures introduced by Renfe to get rail passengers travelling again safely and hygienically.

Kaelis has a full range PPE catalogue delivering health, hygiene and wellbeing products world wide.

The supplier is also pursuing the value of copper materials in the push for hygiene and protection from virus along the passenger journey.

Federico Heitz, Kaelis CEO, says: “On plastic surfaces, the virus can survive up to 72 hours, in which case, if anyone touches that surface, they could get infected. The stability of the virus over stainless steel decayed after 48 hours. On cardboard, no virus was found after 24 hours. On the other hand, The New England Journal Of Medicine’s Researchers have found that copper beat SARS-COV-2 after only four hours, being the best result of the study. The power of the Copper against viruses, fungi and bacteria is millennial and the scientific world has confirmed its power against this new virus once again. What if onboard products and cabin interiors could be made out of copper? Would that be the solution to rebuild onboard confidence?”