Antimicrobial copper

Antimicrobial Copper refers to solid copper and copper-based alloys with a minimum copper content of 60%. Generally, the higher the copper content, the faster the anti-microbial action. The characteristics of Antimicrobial Copper are impressive, in terms of antimicrobial activity and physical properties:

  • Efficacy: far more effective antimicrobial action than silver-containing coatings
  • Long lasting action: proven to continuously kill the microbes that cause infections
  • Resistance: with strong antimicrobial action that never wears out and remains effective under harsh conditions – even after repeated wet and dry abrasion, re-contamination, natural oxidation, as well as mechanical processing
  • Safety: not harmful to people or the environment, does not contain any chemicals, completely recyclable
  • Uniqueness: the only solid surface antimicrobial material that can be marketed with public health claims – unlike traditional products, such as gases, liquids, sprays and concentrated powders
  • Scientific proof: backed by extensive testing performed around the world, supporting the claim that Antimicrobial Copper continuously kills more than 99.9% of the bacteria, viruses, fungi and moulds that cause healthcare-associated infections, within two hours of contact
  • Independent verification: with antimicrobial action supported by efficacy data, independently verified and approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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