Fixtures, Sinks & Hand Wash Stations Produced with... CuVerro® Antimicrobial Copper Surfaces to MAXIMIZE Healthcare Environments!
When cleaned regularly, antimicrobial copper-nickel surfaces kill 99.9% bacterial pathogens* within 2 hours of exposure and continue to kill bacteria 24/7 to maintain healthy environments!
CuVerro® antimicrobial copper-nickel alloys are the first and only solid surface registered by the EPA to actively kill bacteria. The antibacterial properties work 24/7 in between cleaning, never washing out or wearing away, making antimicrobial copper-nickel alloys ideally suited for commonly touched surfaces where bacteria is a concern.
EPA registered copper alloys are the only solid surface materials that can make this claim!
Solid defense against harmful microbes. No other solid surface is proven to be more effective in continuously killing bacteria that cause infections. CuVerro® antimicrobial copper has an inherent ability to kill bacteria, unlike other solid surface materials like formica, wood, or plastic. Copper is the only active ingredient in CuVerro alloys. When cleaned properly, CuVerro's EPA-registered surfaces, begin killing bacterial pathogens* on contact, killing 99.9% within two hours, and keep on killing 24/7.
Just has been a leading manufacturer of hospital fixtures. We now provide HEALTHCARE products that help kill bacteria* which cause infection, while advancing cleanliness and compliance. Our product made with antimicrobial copper surfaces enhance current infection control practices while helping to ensure maximum effectiveness. Our products contain antimicrobial copper, the world's most effective antimicrobial solid touch surface material that kills 99.9% of bacteria*.
The antimicrobial copper-nickel surface not only actively kills bacteria, but it's beautiful, too. It creates a new standard for cutting-edge product development and customization. The manufacturability of copper-nickel alloys'combined with beautiful aesthetics are ideal for innovative designers and manufacturers.
Easy to maintain, antimicrobial copper-nickel surfaces are tarnish-resistant and will not oxidize and turn green like pure copper.
CuVerro® antimicrobial copper-nickel alloys are a unique class of copper that kills bacteria, making it a preferred antimicrobial surface for anyone concerned about hygiene. The surface not only inhibits bacterial growth, it also continuously destroys and eliminates bacteria between cleanings, no matter how many times it comes into contact with new additional bacteria.
Infections caused by superbugs like MRSA and E. Coli can be deadly. But they have a natural enemy - copper.
Engineered for durability and strength with bactericidal efficacy, CuVerro® antimicrobial copper-nickel alloy is EPA-registered. U.S. EPA testing proves copper's efficacy against infectious bacteria. CuVerro is proven effective against the following bacteria:
- E. coli O157:H7, a food-borne pathogen that has been associated with large-scale food recalls
- Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), one of the most virulent strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and a common culprit of hospital- and community-acquired infections
- Staphylococcus aureus, the most common of all bacterial staphylococcus (i.e. staph) infections that can cause life-threatening diseases, including pneumonia and meningitis
- Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VRE), an antibiotic-resistant organism responsible for 4% of all HAIs
- Enterobacter aerogenes, a pathogenic bacterium commonly found in hospitals that causes opportunistic skin infections and impacts other body tissues
- Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a bacterium that infects the pulmonary tracts, urinary tracts, blood and skin of immunocompromised individuals
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Features and Benefit of Antimicrobal-Copper Alloys
Cleaner and Safer for Everyone
CuVerro® antimicrobial copper-nickel continuously destroys and eliminates 99.9% of bacteria between cleanings no matter how many times it comes into contact with new, additional bacteria.
Kills Drug-Resistant Superbugs
Infections caused by superbugs like MRSA and E. Coli can be deadly. But they have a natural enemy - copper. A healthcare environment with antimicrobial copper-nickel surfaces will inhibit superbug bacteria from growing, and help reduce the chance of transferring infection-causing bacteria among patients and staff. When cleaned properly, surfaces made from CuVerro antimicrobial copper-nickel alloys kill over 99.9% of these bacteria , 24/7, and keep killing them continuously between cleanings.
Cleaner, Safer Medical Facilities
Creates a strong defense in the fight against Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI’s). Outfitting a facility with antimicrobial copper creates a cleaner environment that continually and actively kills 99.9% of the bacteria that is responsible for HAI’s, even between cleanings. "State of the Art" Health Facilities and Cancer Treatment Centers use products made with antimicrobial copper-nickel surfaces as part of their infection control program.
CuVerro® antimicrobial alloys are made from up to 100% recycled copper material and are 100% recyclable.
The bactericidal properties of copper are inherent, so no additives are required. For healthcare environments especially, copper provides the assurance of no VOCs (volatile organic compounds), PVC (poly vinyl chlorides), phthalates or other pollutants that can adversely impact air quality. In keeping with the environmentally friendly properties of copper, no sealants, glue, or adhesives are used in the manufacturing processes of CuVerro® antimicrobial alloys.
Copper has played a role in Green Building, and has been one of the materials of choice for energy efficiency and sustainability, and a mainstay in solar, wind and wave renewable energy systems.
Fixtures and Sinks produced with CuVerro Antimicrobial Copper-nickel surfaces are attractive, safe to use and the benefits never wear or wash away.
*Laboratory testing shows that, when cleaned regularly, CuVerro surfaces kill greater than 99.9% of the following bacteria within 2 hours of exposure: Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Staphylococcus aureus, Entrerobacter aerogenes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, E. coli O157:H7, and Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VRE).
The use of CuVerro® bactericidal copper products is a supplement to and not a substitute for standard infection control practices; users must continue to follow all current infection control practices, including those practices related to cleaning and disinfection of environmental surfaces. This surface has been shown to reduce microbial contamination, but it does not necessarily prevent cross contamination.
These surfaces have been shown to kill microbial contamination. It kills more than 99.9% of bacteria within two hours, and continuously delivers antibacterial** action between cleanings. EPA registered copper alloys are the only solid surface materials that can make this claim. CuVerro’s continuous antibacterial action never wears or washes away.
Antimicrobial Copper is the only solid surface material registered by the U.S. EPA to continuously kill bacteria* that pose a threat to human health. No other solid touch surface, including silver-containing coatings, has this kind of registration.
Chart: MRSA viability on C11000 copper, stainless steel and silver ion-containing coating on stainless steel. 99.9% of MRSA is killed after 2 hours of exposure on a copper surface (Source: Michels, Noyce, Keevil, 2009.)
CuVerro® is a registered trademark of Wieland North America, Inc. and is used with permission - Document Approval #J-0002-1201