Self-sanitizing changing tables to be installed at Indy airport
A Chicago-based startup co-founded by an Indiana native is getting a big boost in exposure. Pluie announced Wednesday its self-sanitizing diaper changing tables are being installed in multiple locations throughout Indianapolis International Airport.
The company said more than 40 changing tables will located in the men’s, women’s, and family restrooms throughout the airport, in addition to the ones already located within the Nursing Mothers Lounges.
Pluie uses a patented UV-C light system that the company says kills 99.9% of germs. The system is activated when the table is closed and is designed to sanitize the changing surface in 60 seconds after each use.
Pluie said the partnership will make the Indy airport the largest single public facility in the U.S. to include the changing tables.
“Pluie is on a mission to improve health, cleanliness, comfort, and convenience for all families on the go, which aligns perfectly with the Indianapolis airport leadership’s commitment to providing the best possible passenger experience for travelers of all ages,” Co-founder and CEO Addie Gundry said in a news release.
The company was co-founded by Gundry and Chief Operating Officer Brittany Hizer, a graduate of Cathedral High School in Indianapolis and DePauw University. The company received the patent for its technology in 2019.
IND is the fourth airport to include Pluie changing tables, in addition to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, St. Louis Lambert International Airport and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.
The company has seen its tables installed in other major facilities across more than 20 states, including the Indianapolis Zoo, the Fashion Mall in Indy, Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, and Legoland in Florida.
Gundry and Hizer will showcase their product on an upcoming episode of Shark Tank, which is set to air Friday.
Hizer will appear on this weekend’s edition of Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick to talk more about the partnership at Indianapolis International Airport.