A washable aircraft seat cover which is lighter than previous materials but as hard-wearing has been developed by Faber and Becker of Germany.

Called Airtex, it is made from a special yarn that is 90% lambswool and 10% polyamit.

This type of material is expected to become more popular, especially with growing environmental concern about the chemicals used in dry cleaning.

The material has attracted interest from a number of airlines and is currently in flight test with United Airlines and Swissair.

Faber and Becker is at Paris for the first time and can be found in Hall 4/ E8.

Source: Flight Daily News