Fixtures, Sinks & Hand Wash Stations Produced with... CuVerro® Antimicrobial Copper Surfaces to MAXIMIZE Healing Environments!
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.Antimicrobial copper-nickel touch surfaces kill microorganisms so completely that the bacteria are not able to mutate or build a resistance.
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, bacteria-killing ingredient in CuVerro alloys. CuVerro's EPA-registered surfaces, begin killing 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. Copper-nickel alloys' manufacturability 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. One of CuVerro’s greatest strengths is that bacteria cannot develop a resistance to copper, it will continue to kill 99.9% of microbes forever.
Engineered for durability and strength with bactericidal efficacy, CuVerro® antimicrobial copper-nickel alloy is EPA-registered, unlike additives. U.S. EPA testing proves copper's efficacy against infectious bacteria. Copper is the first solid surface material to receive this type of EPA registration.
Laboratory tests show that CuVerro® antimiucrobial copper-nickel is more effective at killing bacteria that cause disease compared to traditional materials often used as healthcare surfaces.
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Features and Benefit of Antimicrobal-Copper Alloys
Cleaner and Safer for Everyone
CuVerro® antimicrobial copper-nickel begins killing infectious bacteria on contact and keeps killing it. Antimicrobial copper-nickel continuously destroys and eliminates bacteria between cleanings no matter how many times it comes into contact with new, additional bacteria. Antimicrobial copper-nickel kills microorganisms so completely that the bacteria are not able to mutate or build a resistance.
Kills Drug-Resistant Superbugs
Infections caused by superbugs like MRSA and E. Coli can be deadly. But they have a natural enemy - copper. One of greatest strengths of CuVerro® antimicrobial copper-nickel is that bacteria cannot develop a resistance to copper, it will continue to kill 99.9% of microbes forever. A healthcare environment with antimicrobial copper-nickel surfaces will inhibit superbug bacteria from growing, and 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 superbugs, 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 the germs responsible for HAI’s, even between cleanings. State of the art facilities such as the Cleveland Clinic, Kaiser Permanente, and Memorial Sloan Cancer Treatment Center use products made with CuVerro that are helping to make an impact on public health.
CuVerro® antimicrobial alloys are made from up to 100% recycled copper material and are 100% recyclable. In fact, nearly all of the copper mined to date is still in circulation because the recycling rate of copper is higher than that of any other engineering metal.
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.
The EPA has evaluated the acute toxicity of copper and found there to be “no risk to public health.” Since early human existence, copper has been an essential material in many applications.
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.
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.)
**Human Coronavirus 229E Remains Infectious on Common Touch Surface Materials Sarah L. Warnes, Zoë R. Little, C. William Keevil mBio Nov 2015, 6 (6) e01697-15; DOI: 10.1128/mBio.01697-15
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