The first instance of incompatibility between cleaning chemicals and thermoplastics making up aircraft interior components was in 2012. The most obvious problem was the staining occurring on window shades and table trays. The discoloration would turn lightly colored components a dark tea color, negatively impacting the aircraft appearance and airline brand image.
Cracking/crazing has occurred less frequently, but affects the functionality of components. After prolonged contact with incompatible cleaning chemicals the thermoplastic gets weaker and more brittle. This leads to cracking/crazing which causes the structural failure of tray table hinges, requiring the complete replacement of the tray tables to restore functionality.
These days, microfiber towels are everywhere. But have you ever wondered why they are so popular? The unique make-up of microfiber towels allows them to consistently outperform both cotton and paper towels in efficacy and efficiency. Unlike simple rags or paper towels, microfiber towels are long-lasting, soft and lint-free; making them the more economic and appealing choice.
We have Gone Purple at Celeste to support Talbot Goes Purple, a movement to stand up against substance abuse. Talbot Goes Purple is an important project focusing on raising awareness of substance abuse, particularly opioids, in our area. It ambitiously engages the community, especially the youth, to stand against substance abuse by promoting education and awareness of the problem. The project includes the creation of purple clubs in our local high schools, teaching students that they do not need drugs or alcohol to meet the challenges life throws at them. It also encourages the “new conversation” between parents and teens that includes the message that prescription painkillers are not safe to use recreationally; 4 out of 5 people who use heroin started with recreation use of prescription painkillers!