Antimicrobial Copper

Why Antimicrobial Copper?

Approximately four million people in the EU acquire a healthcare-associated infection each year, from which approximately 37,000 die. Antimicrobial Copper kills the microbes that cause these infections.

Healthcare-Associated Infections (HCAIs) place a significant socioeconomic burden on people from all regions of the world. In the UK, 300,000 people acquire infections in hospitals each year resulting in nearly 5,000 deaths. In addition to the immeasurable personal costs, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimates the direct cost of HCAIs to be £1 billion per year. These infections are caused by microbes that thrive on objects we touch every day. Antibiotic-resistant organisms have spread from the healthcare environment to schools, homes and mass transit. Despite aggressive hand washing campaigns and routine cleaning, infection rates remain unacceptably high and more needs to be done.

Now there is a new weapon in the fight against the microbes that cause these deadly infections: Antimicrobial Copper.

With a broad-spectrum efficacy, Antimicrobial Copper has been shown to kill pathogenic microbes in the laboratory and in the clinical environment, significantly reducing contamination.

Antimicrobial Copper is the only touch surface material to have efficacy data independently verified through the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration which supports the claim to continuously kill more than 99.9% of the bacteria* that cause HCAIs within two hours of contact.

The supporting science has proven Antimicrobial Copper to be the most effective antimicrobial touch surface and has sparked a global campaign advocating the use of these materials to combat infectious microbes in healthcare facilities, mass transit, educational institutions and beyond.

Three main characteristics make Antimicrobial Copper the most effective touch surface material:

Continuously kills microbes

Efficacy as an antimicrobial is scientifically proven to be far more effective than silver-containing coatings
Proven to continuously kill the microbes that cause infections
The only solid antimicrobial touch surface approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Never wears out

  • Continuous and ongoing antimicrobial action
  • Remains effective even after repeated wet and dry abrasion and re-contamination
  • Natural oxidation does not impair efficacy.

Safe to use

  • Not harmful to people or the environment
  • Inherently antimicrobial, no chemicals added
  • Completely recyclable.