Copper Value Chain.HALCOR’s vertical integration with production lines that include stages of casting, extruding, processing and foam production, enable us a robust undistracted and continuous business operation. Adding to this, our procurement department is in close contact with all our suppliers, ensuring our supply chain continuity. HALCOR has already initiated a Covid-19 Protocol that prevents any disruption in our manufacturing process by taking the following measures:Ordering raw materials with a long term stock coverage thus, stabilizing our production.Cooperating closely with our suppliers thus, enabling flexibility on the fluctuations of demand. This action in combination with the already long-lasting and established relationship with our key suppliers has offered us the possibility of an uninterrupted supply chain till now.Maintaining transparency and traceability of our supply chain and enabling alternate sourcing in order to cover possible delays or shortages.

Halcor (Copper tube division of ElvalHalcor SA), was awarded at the “Made in Greece Awards 2019”, by receiving the silver award in the Innovative Industrial Product category. In particular, this award was for the innovative CUSMART®. The award event was held on Monday, December 16, at the Athens Concert Hall.This award is a confirmation of Halcor’s business path, with an emphasis on technology investment, research and development and the creation of high value-added products and solutions.CUSMART® flexible tubes with external industrial insulation are suitable for all heating and hot water supply plumbing networks inside and outside buildings. The insulation is a crosslinked polyethylene (PE-X) foam structured in closed type microcells. Energy saving is a result of the spectacular reduction of temperature loss to over 50% compared to similar networkswithout insulation.

New coronavirus stable for hours on surfaces. SARS-CoV-2 stability similar to original SARS virus. The virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is stable for several hours to days in aerosols and on surfaces, according to a new study from National Institutes of Health, CDC, UCLA and Princeton University scientists in The New England Journal of Medicine.

As COVID-19 continues to spread in South Korea and in other countries around the world, copper is coming under the spotlight as a material that can potentially kill the virus.

CDA Position Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19) PandemicIn response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Copper Development Association (CDA) developed the following position statement to address an influx of inquiries from the media and external stakeholders.

Taipei, March 26 (CNA) By coating the doorknobs of its Taipei building with copper foil, the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) said it hopes this small step could help minimize the risk of the COVID-19 coronavirus infection.

Yes, it is effective against COVID-19 within 4 hours.Copper can kill viruses and other germs by disrupting the protective layers of the organisms and interfering with its vital processes.

How long does the coronavirus last on surfaces? A new study backed by the US government showed it can survive for days. Scientists found that virus particles can survive in the air for nearly three hours.

Aerosol and surface stability of HCoV-19 (SARS-CoV-2) compared to SARS-CoV-1

In these times of social distancing, work from home, shelter in place, and shortages of critical medical, health, and life infrastructure it has never been more clear which industries, products, and services are essential to our lives. Not just nice to haves but need to haves.