The Official Brand of the World's Most Effective Antimicrobial Touch Surface Material

Why Antimicrobial Copper?

In the U.S. alone, 2 million people acquire infections in hospitals each year resulting in nearly 100,000 deaths. Antimicrobial Copper can make the hospital environment more hygienic by killing the bacteria* that cause these infections.

Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs) place a significant financial burden on healthcare administrators and patients alike from all regions of the world.  In addition to the immeasurable personal costs, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate the direct cost of HAIs in the U.S. at between $35 and $45 billion annually.  Contaminated touch surfaces are one of many causes of Hospital Acquired Infections.  Caused by bacteria that thrive on objects we touch every day, these preventable infections threaten patient safety.  Despite aggressive hand washing and hospital infection control practices, these infections are increasing at an alarming rate.

Innovative solutions to reduce Hospital Acquired Infections are needed now more than ever. Antimicrobial Copper is a new weapon in the fight against bacteria* cause deadly infections.

When cleaned regularly, Antimicrobial Copper alloys are the only solid metal touch surface materials registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to continuously kill more than 99.9% of bacteria* that cause HAIs within two hours of contact.

Science supporting the EPA registration has proven Antimicrobial Copper to be the most effective* touch surface materials and has sparked a global campaign advocating the use of these materials to supplement infection control in healthcare facilities, mass transit, educational institutions and beyond.

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

Continuously kills bacteria*

  • Efficacy as an antimicrobial is proven far more effective than stainless steel or silver-containing coatings
  • Proven to continuously kill the bacteria* that cause infections
  • The only solid metal antimicrobial touch surfaces registered by EPA

Never wears out

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

Safe to use

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

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* Laboratory testing shows that, when cleaned regularly, Antimicrobial Copper™ kills greater than 99.9% of the following bacteria within 2 hours of exposure: MRSA, Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VRE), Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aerogenes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and E. coli O157:H7. Antimicrobial Copper surfaces are a supplement to and not a substitute for standard infection control practices and have been shown to reduce microbial contamination, but do not necessarily prevent cross contamination; users must continue to follow all current infection control practices.  Michels et al, Lett Appl Microbiol, 49 (2009) 191-195 demonstrated that Antimicrobial Copper™ outperforms two commercially available silver-containing coatings under typical indoor conditions.

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